Early College High School (ECHS) is a Round Rock ISD public school that allows students to earn a degree AND up to 60 transferable credit hours at Austin Community College (ACC) in four years at no cost to the family. Tuition, textbooks and transportation* are included.
Students attending ECHS receive a unique high school experience focused on academics with rigorous study. Students are active in leading clubs and activities; UIL sports and fine arts are not available.
Families of interested eighth graders can attend any class and visit the Early College High School Enrollment website to view videos and read more about the program. Ninth graders interested in transferring from their area high school should make an appointment with their school counselor.
Students and their families interested in becoming Round Rock ISD Early College freshmen are encouraged to attend a family information session.
Tuesday, October 11, 6:30 p.m
CD Fulkes Middle School, 300 Anderson Avenue in Round Rock
Please add ECHS Family Information Night on October 11 to your calendar
Tuesday, November 8, 6:30 p.m
Walsh High School, 3850 Walsh Ranch Blvd. in Round Rock
Add ECHS Family Information Night on November 8 to your calendar
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m
Hernandez High School, 1901 Sunrise Road in Round Rock
Please add ECHS Family Information Night on November 15 to your calendar
Tuesday, December 13, 6:30 p.m
Cedar Valley High School, 8139 Racine Trail in Austin
Add the ECHS Family Information Night on December 13 to your calendar
Tuesday, January 10, 6:30 p.m
Grisham High School, 10805 School House Lane in Round Rock
Add ECHS Family Information Night on January 10th to your calendar
Tuesday, January 17, 6:30 p.m
Early College High School, 4400 College Park Dr. in Round Rock
Add ECHS Family Information Night on January 17th to your calendar
To support students on their academic journey, each graduating class is limited to 125 students. Students are encouraged to express their interest in ECHS early to reserve their spot. If more than 125 qualified students apply, a lottery process will be used to determine rankings. Students not placed in the lottery will be placed on a waiting list.
Round Rock ISD’s Early College High School is located on the ACC Round Rock campus at 4400 College Park Dr., Round Rock, TX. 78665.
*Students are eligible for transportation services if they reside more than two miles from the ECHS campus. ECHS is classified as a special program. Students using district transportation to and from ECHS may experience a bus ride of over 30 minutes, multiple stops, and their designated bus stop is over 1/2 mile from their residence.