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Elementary and Primary Education
Clear Creek Independent School District
News Release
Tuesday, December 20, 2011


League City -- Clear Horizons Early College High School is now taking applications for the Class of 2016.  Eighth grade students may apply.  Clear Horizons Early College High School was established in 2007 on the campus of San Jacinto College South on Beamer Road and earned a TEA Exemplary rating in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.  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. 

There are more than 40 early college high schools in Texas and 200 in the US.  The schools are designed so that low-income youth, first-generation college goers, English language learners,  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. 

Clear Horizons Early College High School is a CCISD charter school serving approximately 400 students, 100 per grade level.  Eighth-grade students in CCISD may apply each spring to participate in the lottery selection for 125 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.  Interested families with intermediate school students should attend a community information session.

Community Information Sessions:

Tuesday, January 10 at 6 pm - Clear Lake IS
Wednesday, January 11 at 6 pm - League City IS
Tuesday, January 17 at 6 pm - Westbrook IS
Wednesday, January 18 at 6 pm - Bayside IS
Tuesday, February 7 at 6 pm - Brookside IS
Wednesday, February 8 at 6 pm - Clear Creek IS

Spanish language assistance will be available at the 2/8 event.


Student Tours at Clear Horizons ECHS

February 1 - 3, at 10 am – 11 am


Open House at Clear Horizons ECHS

Tuesday, February 21, at 6 – 8 pm

Spanish language assistance will be available at the 2/21 event.


Application Deadline – Friday, February 24

It is best to hand deliver your application only to the principal’s secretary
and receive a receipt.  We do not recommend that you mail them.

 Lottery – Tuesday, February 28 at 6 pm

Parent Orientation –Thursday, March 1 at 6 pm

Parent Orientation – Tuesday, March 6 at 6 pm

SJCS Entrance Testing – To Be Announced

Parent Night – Thursday, May 17 at 6 pm & 7 pm

Clear Horizons Early College High School has earned 12 of 12 Texas Education Agency (TEA) Gold Performance Acknowledgements (GPA).  Clear Horizons is one of only 10 Texas schools with grades 9-12 that has earned all 12 gold distinctions in 2011.  The TEA commends high schools for achievement in twelve areas: attendance, advanced academic courses, AP/IB Results, college admissions, college-ready graduates, recommended high school program, Texas Success Initiative Higher Education Readiness in ELA, Texas Success Initiative Higher Education Readiness in mathematics, commended on reading/ELA, commended on mathematics, commended on science, and commended on social studies.

Clear Horizons is also one of sixty-six Texas high schools rated Exemplary this year.  Sixteen of those sixty-six are Early College High Schools. 

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