CVC is located on more than 300 acres in southern Dallas County.
Our award-winning architecture and careful attention to landscaping have given us a reputation for being one of the
most scenic areas in the Metroplex. CVC is to provide quality learning that prepares students
for success in a dynamic world.
Cedar Valley College Early College High Schools
In partnership with three ISD's, Cedar Valley College creates a rigorous and relevant academic program through a challenging curriculum and in a caring, supportive environment that builds relationships and ensures an opportunity for all students to achieve academic excellence as determined by state and national standards. Through our partnerships, we are servicing the college readiness and academic needs of over 817 students in grades 9 - 12.
1. Cedar Hill Collegiate High School (Cedar Hill ISD) - started in fall, 2008, Cedar Hill Collegiate High School enrolls approximately over 325 9th-12 grade students annually. In spring, 2014, 67 of 81 graduating seniors earned an Associate in Arts degree and 80 of the 81 (99%) were within 12 credit hours of completing the AA. Collegiate had over 40 students in the CVC Phi Theta Kappa chapter, which was awarded Most Distinguished Chapter internationally. The class of 2014 was offered over $4.4 million in scholarships and volunteered 48,000 in service hours. Cedar Hill Collegiate High School has received a National Bronze Rank for High Schools by US News & World Report.
2. Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy (Dallas ISD) – opened in the fall of 2008 with approximately 100 freshmen and has continued to add 100 more students each year. The school was designed to target first generation college students, low-income youth, and students of color, English language learners, and other young people underrepresented in higher education. The goal is for students to graduate high school with up to 60 transferable college credit hours from Cedar Valley College. A new, state of the art facility for Gilliam was built by Dallas ISD and opened in fall, 2011. In 2014, 80 of 136 seniors (71%) earned an Associate in Arts degree.
3. DeSoto Early College High School (DeSoto ISD) – will start in fall, 2014 with 117 incoming freshmen. It was developed based upon the principle that academic rigor, combined with the opportunity to save time and money, is a powerful motivator for students to work hard and meet serious intellectual challenges. The focus of the DeSoto ISD ECHS is exclusively college preparation for first generation college-bound students; however, enrollment is not limited to these criteria. Students who attend DeSoto ISD ECHS will be given the opportunity to earn up to 60 college credit hours in addition to their high school diploma. The first induction ceremony was held on April 30, 2014.
Students must report to Cedar Valley ECHS office for a Test Referral prior to going to our Testing Center. All students are required to have a photo I.D. to test, for more information please view the Testing Center website.
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