Early College High School Wins Top Honor

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04/12/2019
By: KISD
April 12, 2019 – Killeen ISD’s Early College High School has been named a model College and Career Readiness School by the Educate Texas organization.  Leaders and educators from across the state will visit the Early College High School campus on a special tour April 25.

The KISD Early College High School, which will graduate its first Senior class this year, is one of only three schools state-wide chosen to receive this honor. It is the only early college school selected for special recognition.  On April 25 the KISD Early College High School will be recognized during a College and Career Readiness School Models Learning Tour.                

Educate Texas, an educational initiative of Communities Foundation of Texas, works to achieve large-scale change to transform the Texas public and higher education systems and identifies and recognizes innovative, evidence-based strategies with the potential to achieve systems transformation.

Killeen ISD established the Early College High School in partnership with Central Texas College and Texas A&M University-Central Texas in 2015 to provide students an opportunity to receive their Associates Degree in conjunction with their high school diploma.  It is one of the highest performing schools in Texas, and students consistently outperform their peers nationally on college entrance exams. Graduates will leave high school with up to two years of college credit completed. Local and statewide dignitaries will visit both the Early College High School campuses located at Central Texas College and on Fort Hood.

Superintendent Dr. John Craft stated, “We remain very proud of our students and staff who have achieved great milestones in a short amount of time. The Early College High School is the direct result of a student-centered and collaborative effort on the parts of KISD, Central Texas College and Texas A&M University-Central Texas. We congratulate our students, staff and community for making this a truly one-of-a-kind academic program.”  
 
When: April 25, 2019 @ 8:30 a.m.
Where: Central Texas College, Anderson Campus Center (Building 156)
             6200 W. Central Texas Expressway, Killeen, TX 76549
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