HOUSTON – March 8, 2016 – The Spring Independent School District’s Early College Academy at Southridge has been named a Star Honor Roll School for the Inaugural 2015 Texas Honor Roll by the Educational Results Partnership and the Institute for Productivity in Education.
“We are so proud of our Early College Academy for achieving this well-deserved honor. The Academy’s administration and staff have set high goals and consistently support their students every step of the way as they move toward future careers and citizenship,” said Dr. Laquita Carter, Spring ISD school leadership officer.
The 2015 Honor Roll includes schools that are recognized for demonstrating consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps. For high schools, an Honor Roll recognition includes measures of college readiness in students.
The Early College Academy serves students in grades 9-12 through a rigorous but supportive academic program of study that blends high school and college work. Early College graduates earn their Distinguished High School Diploma and have the opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts degree or 60 college credit hours toward a baccalaureate degree. This opportunity is offered free of charge through a partnership with Lone Star College – North Harris.
“Our students and staff are working hard to help our school earn recognition as one of the best schools in the Houston area. This award validates our efforts and confirms that we are on the right track,” said Dr. Rene Garganta, Early College principal. “We will continue to encourage and support our students and promote a college-going culture where students feel respected and can envision themselves as college graduates.”
For more information about Texas Honor Roll schools, go online to www.edresults.org.