Early College High School Programs

Clear Horizons Early College High School-South Campus

Clear Horizons Early College High School (CHECHS) is a partnership between San Jacinto College and Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) at the San Jacinto College South campus. Participants in the program are chosen by a selection process established by CHECHS. Students classified as high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolling in college-level courses as part of this program must meet the following requirements to be admitted for concurrent enrollment:

  1. Submit a San Jacinto College admission application.
  2. Submit official scores on a Texas Success Initiative (TSI)-approved assessment test.
  3. Meet the current academic standing rules of San Jacinto College to continue enrollment in college-level courses.
  4. Submit proof of meeting the Texas meningitis requirements.

Pasadena Early College High Schools - Central and South Campuses

Pasadena Independent School District (PISD) has five Early College High Schools through a partnership between San Jacinto College and PISD. Ninth- and 10th-grade students attend high school and College classes at the high school campus. Eleventh- and 12th-grade students from Pasadena Memorial Early College High School, Pasadena Early College High School, and Sam Rayburn Early College High School attend high school and College courses at the San Jacinto College Central campus. Eleventh- and 12th-grade students from Dobie Early College High School and South Houston Early College High School attend high school and College courses at the San Jacinto College South campus. Participants in the program entering in their ninth-grade year are chosen by a selection process established by PISD. Students classified as high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolling in college-level courses as part of this program must meet the following requirements to be admitted for concurrent enrollment:

  1. Submit a San Jacinto College admission application.
  2. Submit official scores on a TSI-approved assessment test.
  3. Meet the current academic standing rules of San Jacinto College to continue enrollment in college-level courses.
  4. Submit proof of meeting the Texas meningitis requirements.

Sheldon Early College High School - North Campus

Sheldon Early College High School (ECHS) is a partnership between San Jacinto College and Sheldon Independent School District (SISD). Sheldon ECHS is housed at C. E. King High School. Ninth- and 10th-grade students attend high school and College classes at Sheldon ECHS. Eleventh- and 12th-grade students attend College courses at San Jacinto College North campus. Participants in the program entering in their 9th-grade year are chosen by a selection process established by Sheldon ECHS. Students classified as high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolling in college-level courses as part of this program must meet the following requirements to be admitted for concurrent enrollment:

  1. Submit a San Jacinto College admission application.
  2. Submit official scores on a TSI-approved assessment test.
  3. Meet the current academic standing rules of San Jacinto College to continue enrollment in college-level courses.
  4. Submit proof meeting the Texas meningitis requirements.

Galena Park Career and Technical Education Early College High School - North Campus

Galena Park Career and Technical Education Early College High School (GP CTE ECHS) is a partnership between San Jacinto College and Galena Park Independent School District (GPISD) at the San Jacinto College North campus. Participants in the program are chosen by a selection process established by GP CTE ECHS. Students classified as high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolling in college-level courses as part of this program must meet the following requirements to be admitted for concurrent enrollment:

  1. Submit a San Jacinto College admission application.
  2. Submit official scores on a TSI-approved assessment test.
  3. Meet the current academic standing rules of San Jacinto College to continue enrollment in college-level courses.
  4. Submit proof of current bacterial meningitis vaccination.

Other Early College Programs

Modified Early College Academy (MECA) - North Campus

Modified Early College Academy (MECA) is a two-year program for incoming high school juniors at the San Jacinto College North campus who have successfully completed Pre-AP Algebra II by the end of their sophomore year. Students in this program take four College courses each semester. To complete an associate degree, the College requires students to complete additional course work. Students can complete courses in summer or mini terms or by taking evening or online classes. Students enrolling in college-level courses as part of this program must meet the following requirements to be admitted for concurrent enrollment:

  1. Submit a San Jacinto College admission application.
  2. Submit official scores on a TSI-approved assessment test or submit proof of exemption.
  3. Meet the current academic standing rules of San Jacinto College to continue enrollment in college-level courses.
  4. Submit proof of meeting the Texas meningitis requirements.
  5. Complete the MECA questionnaire and essay by the designated deadline.

Accelerated College Education (ACE) - Central Campus (La Porte ISD only)

Accelerated College Education (ACE) is a two-year program for incoming high school juniors at the San Jacinto College Central campus. Students in this program take four college courses each semester. To complete an associate degree, the College requires students to complete additional course work. Students can complete courses in summer or mini terms or by taking evening or online classes. Students enrolling in college-level courses as part of this program must meet the following requirements to be admitted for concurrent enrollment:

  1. Submit a San Jacinto College admission application.
  2. Submit official scores on a TSI-approved assessment test or submit proof of exemption.
  3. Meet the current academic standing rules of San Jacinto College to continue enrollment in college-level courses.
  4. Submit proof of meeting the Texas meningitis requirements.

The Deer Park Early College Academy (Deer Park ECA)

The Deer Park Early College Academy (Deer Park ECA) is a two-year program for high school students at the San Jacinto College Central campus. Deer Park students in this program take four college courses each semester of their junior and senior years, as well as summer and mini terms, to complete an associate degree prior to high school graduation. Students enrolling in college-level courses as part of this program must meet the following requirements to be admitted for concurrent enrollment:

  1. Submit a San Jacinto College admission application.
  2. Submit official scores on a TSI-approved assessment test or submit proof of exemption.
  3. Meet the current academic standing rules of San Jacinto College to continue enrollment in college-level courses.
  4. Submit proof of meeting the Texas meningitis requirements.