FORT WORTH ISD OFFERS EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL
Students Earn Associate’s Degree While Attending High School on Campus of Tarrant County College Northwest
Fort Worth ISD students entering high school next year may want to think about taking the next step at the same time – Early College High School. In four years, they’ll graduate with both a high school diploma and two years of college credit that could translate into an associate’s degree. And, they’ll do it absolutely free of charge.
Early College High School is a Gold Seal Program of Choice at Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School. However, all of the Early College High School classes are held at Marine Creek Collegiate High School on the campus of Tarrant County College Northwest.
Here's how it works. Eighth-graders apply to Marine Creek Collegiate High School. If accepted, they attend grades 9 through 12 at MCCHS -- which is in its own building -- at TCC Northwest. Students enjoy being part of a small, personalized learning community that is ideal for first-generation college students.
What’s more parents will save anywhere from $40,000-$80,000 in college tuition. There is no charge for college tuition, textbooks or related expenses.
“We are trying to recruit extra students this year in order to build the program to its greatest capacity,” says Gayla Dawson, principal of Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School.
To learn more about how young people can make the most of high school by going to college at the same, please make plans to attend an information session on Monday, May 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at TCC Northwest – Marine Creek Collegiate High School, 4801 Marine Creek Parkway, Fort Worth.
Interested students and parents can also contact Diamond Hill-Jarvis at 817-815-0000 or the Fort Worth ISD at 817-814-2580.
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