HOUSTON – Jan. 27, 2017 – Current Spring ISD eighth-grade students who are interested in attending the Spring Early College Academy during the 2017-18 school year must register by Feb. 3, 2017.
“We are inviting Spring ISD eighth graders who would like to attend a premier school that has been designated by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top high schools in the United States, to take this opportunity to apply,” said Dr. Rene Garganta, principal.
Additionally, the academy is a demonstration site for early college high schools; has earned seven out of seven possible distinctions on the state accountability system; and has been designated a No Place for Hate school for five consecutive years.
“We offer our students the opportunity to earn their Associate of Arts degrees while still in high school; thereby saving families tens of thousands of dollars. Plus, our students report back to us that they are very well-prepared academically for their four-year universities as well as prepared to navigate the college system,” Garganta said.
Important upcoming dates for interested applicants are:
- Applications due – Feb. 3
- Student and Parent Interviews – Feb. 25
- Notification letters mailed – March 8
- Acceptance letters due to Early College – March 24
- Alpha Academy Orientation – May 31-June 15
For more information about the academy, visit the website at www.springisd.org/earlycollege or follow the academy on Twitter: @ECalphas.
About Spring Early College Academy – The academy opened in 2011 through a partnership between Spring ISD and Lone Star College-North Harris. Offering students – grades 9-12 – a rigorous and supportive academic program of study that blends high school and college work, the school’s primary goal is for students to graduate with a Distinguished High School Diploma and an associate degree or 60 college credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree. It is an opportunity for students, who may not otherwise consider attending college, to earn 12 to 60 college hours free of charge. In August 2016, the school moved into a newly renovated facility at 14450 T.C. Jester.