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Clear Creek Independent School District
News Release
Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Foundation Donates $20,000 to Clear Horizons Early College High School

 

The Clear Creek Education Foundation presented CCISD officials with a check for $20,000 to assist with tuition costs associated with the Clear Horizons Early College High School.

 

Clear Horizons Early College High School was established in 2007 on the campus of San Jacinto College South on Beamer Road and has earned a TEA Exemplary rating four years. Students graduate each year with an Associate’s Degree from San Jacinto College three weeks before walking across the stage and receiving a high school diploma from CCISD.


 


Early College High Schools are limited to serving approximately 400 students, 100 per grade level. Early College High Schools are designed so that low-income youth, first-generation college goers, English language learners, students of color, and other young people who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education can simultaneously earn a high school diploma and an Associate’s degree or up to two years of credit toward a Bachelor’s degree—tuition free.

While these criterion are not required, more than eighty-seven percent of the students meet one of the four criterion.

 

Eighth-grade students in CCISD may apply each spring to participate in the lottery selection for 120 seats in the freshman class. All coursework is at the Pre-Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement levels. In addition to regular degree coursework, service learning projects are required annually, and internships are required in the junior and senior years.

 

For more information about the Clear Creek Education Foundation, please visit the foundation’s website at clearcreekeducationfoundation.org.




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