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Early College High School

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.

Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy
2014 National Blue Ribbon School, U.S. Department of Education
National Rank of Silver, U.S News & World Report


To be named a Blue Ribbon School is a prestigious honor. The award recognizes schools for how well their students perform or significantly improve on state assessments or nationally normed tests. Gilliam will be recognized in November 2014 at the Blue Ribbon School Conference in Washington, D.C.

The school also was named one of the highest performing high schools in the state and nation by U.S. News and World Report's 2014 rankings. These rankings are based on student performance on state assessments and how well students are prepared for college.

Cedar Hill Collegiate High School (Cedar Hill ISD)
2014 America's Top Schools Ranking, Newsweek
National Rank of Bronze, U.S. News & World Report


Newsweek's rankings aim to identify the public high schools in the U.S. that do the best job of preparing students for college and helping them overcome the obstacles posed by socioeconomic inequality. Cedar Hill Collegiate High School ranked No. 163 overall, No. 3 among early college high school programs in the nation, and No. 10 in Texas.

The school also was named one of the highest performing high schools in the state and nation by U.S. News and World Report's 2014 rankings. These rankings are based on student performance on state assessments and how well students are prepared for college.

Both Gilliam and Cedar Hill have earned Exemplary ratings from the Texas Education Agency's accountability system. Cedar Valley College is proud to be a partner with both schools as part of the Early College High School program that allows students to earn both a diploma and an Associate's degree upon graduation.

CVC has launched a third partnership this year with DeSoto ISD, with the ongoing goal of helping high school students in southern Dallas County become college- and career-ready.

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.

Contact Us
Building B - Room B121
Office Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 972-860-8157

 

Staff
Title: Name: Phone:
Director of ECHS S. Chuck McCarter
(smccarter@dcccd.edu)
972-860-8154
ECHS-Administrative Assistant Mireyda Mendez
(mmendez@dcccd.edu)
972-860-8157
ECHS-Administrative Assistant Brenda Thomas
(bjthomas@dcccd.edu)
972-860-8157

For TSI Testing:

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.

ECHS Testing Hours:
Monday – Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Friday
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Forms
ECHS Student Progress Report
ECHS Textbook Adoption Notice
(These forms are PRINT OUT ONLY)
Dual Credit High School Enrollment Form for 2014/2015
Bacterial Meningitis Compliance Form
Drop Request Form
Petition for Readmission
ECHS Student Quick Reference Guide

Early College High School Advisory Committee Information

Early College High School Adjunct Faculty Informational Tutorial (AFIT)

ECHS Policies and Procedures