Early College High School
Our ECHS General Studies Program
Who We Are: The ECHS General Studies program is constructed around the Core Curriculum and provides a pathway to transfer to a four-year college or university where students can complete their Bachelor’s degree in any major. The first two years of any major can be completed at LBJECHS for FREE through this General Studies program! To see the 2019-2020 General Studies ACC Course Sequence, please click the PDF link on side of your screen (unless you're viewing this on your phone, which will place it at the bottom of your screen)!
Complete Description:The LBJECHS General Studies program is intended to provide a framework of support and oversight for students seeking a broad-based education with the adaptability and open mind needed to understand a wide range of subjects in college-level learning and critical thinking skills, with the goal of transferring to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor’s degree.
This broad-based flexible degree field also introduces you to a variety of different topics, such as social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, communications, English, and foreign languages. In addition, if you are planning on earning a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the future, but have not yet decided what field you would like to pursue, this program provides you the opportunity to sample several different academic and occupational fields in a supportive and loving Jaguar environment!
If you or your parents are interested, please contact Natalie King Miletello, the General Studies Program Director, at:
Office: (512) 414-1914
Location: Early College Center (Room 265)
We look forward to meeting you very soon, future ECHS Jaguar!
Click Here For How To Get Started In Our LBJ ECHS Program
We are SO excited that you're choosing to embark on this challenging, but incredibly beneficial journey of potentially getting halfway through college before graduating from high school! Go, Jags!
Here are the steps to begin:
Step 1: Complete the application. Click here for a link to it. Please turn in your completed and signed application in one of the following three ways:
- Turn it in to your 8th Grade counselor or AVID teacher.
- Drop it off directly to me at LBJ Early College High School in the LBJ Early College Center on the second floor in Room 265.
- Scan and email it to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2: If you ARE zoned to LBJ Early College High School, skip to Step 4. If you're not sure, click here to find your school.
Step 3: If you're NOT zoned to LBJ Early College High School, we'd love to have you! Click here for transfer information!
Step 4: Have your parent log in to their AISD Parent Cloud and click on the tile entitled AISD Magnet and Application Programs (eMAP) and choose LBJECHS as your program to apply to. Follow the rest of the steps that it'll guide you through there.
Step 5: Make arrangements to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) on your middle school campus. Your 8th Grade counselor can help you do that! Taking it will give us a baseline on your reading, writing, and math skills.
If you pass the TSI while still in middle school, you'll start your first college class in the fall of your freshman year. Please go to Step 7. If you don't pass in middle school, don't worry! Go to Step 6.
Step 6: If you don't pass, we'll work with you during the fall semester to pass by the spring! Please see the two sections below this one to get more information about the TSI and to access some great practice and preparation links!
Step 7: If you do pass, congratulations! The last steps are to complete the ACC application process, and I'll help you every step of the way on that!
What is the TSI?
The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a state-required assessment test to determine college-readiness in reading, writing, and math. All first-time LBJ ECHS students must take and pass the TSI test before becoming eligible to enroll in classes on the ACC campus.
The TSI consists of the following sections:
Reading (24 Multiple Choice Questions)
Writing (20 Multiple Choice Questions and an Essay)
Math (20 Multiple Choice Questions)
The required scores to begin taking dual-credit classes at ACC are as follows:
Reading - 351 or higher
Writing - 340 or higher on the multiple choice and a 4 or higher on the essay
Math - 350 or higher
Click the next section to find lots of excellent TSI Practice Resources!
Our ECHS ACC Course Sequence
Our ECHS Student/Parent Handbook
Our ECHS Program Application