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REMINDERS:
*Students taking the ACT on April 14th must upload their Picture for ACT Registration TODAY, 4/6/18.

*Alice ECHS 2018-19 Applications are Closed.
*Students are responsible for returning their spring college textbooks to the AHS Library and requesting summer textbooks.
Alice ECHS Staff
Dr. Marissa Kubala, Alice ECHS Principal, 361-664-0126 x400
Mrs. Heather Anderson, Alice ECHS Counselor, 361-664-0126 x841

Events

14 days ago

2017-18

September 5, 2017 - 1st Day of AHS & CBC Classes (fall semester)

September 5&6, 2017 - CBC Last Day for Schedule Changes (Add/Drop)

September 19, 2017 - Alice ECHS Freshmen Student & Parent Meeting, 5:30-6:30PM, AHS Library

September 19, 2017 - Alice HS Meet the Teacher Night, 6:30-8PM

September 25, 2017 - CBC 1st Period Grades Due

September 27 & 28, 2017 - CBC MATH 1314 Exam 1 (proctored by Mrs. Anderson)

October 3, 2017 - FAFSA Night at AHS

October 11, 2017 - College Fair, 11th during 7th period & 9th & 10th during 8th period

October 12, 2017 - CBC ECHS Consortium Meeting at AHS

October 14, 2017 - Alice ECHS Day at Chili's - Just mention that you heard its Alice ECHS Day and a percentage of your purchase goes to Alice ECHS for educational purposes! Thank you for your support!

October 17, 2017 - TEA ECHS Site Visit #1

October 17, 18 & 20, 2017 - CBC MATH 1314 Exam 2 (proctored by Mrs. Anderson)

October 20, 2017 - Destination College (at Del Mar College), ECHS 10th Graders, 8:15AM-3:30PM

October 26, 2017 - ESC-2 Counselor Coop Meeting

October 30, 2017 - CBC Mid-term Grades Due

October 30, 2017 - CBC Spring & Summer 2018 Registration Begins

November 7, 2017 - TSI Re-takes

November 10, 2017 - CBC LAST DAY TO DROP Classes with a "W" 12:00 Noon

November 11, 2017– Alice ISD 6th Annual Parent & Family Engagement Conference

November 15 & 17 - CBC MATH 1314 Exam 3 (proctored by Mrs. Anderson)

November 20-24, 2017 - AHS Thanksgiving Holidays

November 22-24, 2017 - CBC Thanksgiving Holidays

November 27, 2017 - CBC 3rd Period Grades Due

November 29, 2017 - CBC MATH 1314 Vocabulary Exam (proctored by Mrs. Anderson)

December 5, 2017 - TSI Re-Takes

December 5, 2017 - TEA ECHS Coach site visit with AISD Superintendent

December 11 & 13, 2017 - CBC MATH 1314 Unit 6 Exam (proctored by Mrs. Anderson)

December 14, 2017 - CBC Last day for Day & Evening classes

December 15, 2017 - CBC MATH 1314 FINAL Exam (proctored by Mrs. Anderson)

December 15-20, 2017 - CBC Final Exams

December 18, 2017 - SPCH 1311 Alice ECHS Students who did not get to present their speech due to not being ready by 12/15/17 MUST go to CBC to give their presentation to Mrs. Wilson, their instructor, in Room 162 at 5:30PM. Be sure to arrive by 5:30PM.

December 18, 2017 - January 2, 2018 - AHS Winter Break

December 21, 2017 - January 15, 2018 - CBC Winter Break & ALL Grades due in Registrar's Office

January 9, 2018 - TSI Re-takes

January 12, 2018 - TEA ECHS Site Visit #2

January 16, 2018 - CBC 1st Day of Classes (spring semester)

January 23, 2018 - AHS 1st Day of Spring Semester

February 6, 2018 – Alice ECHS 2018-19 Application OPEN 

February 7, 2018 - ECHS/IHE Leadership Meeting

February 9, 2018 - TEA ECHS Site Visit #3

February 13, 2018 - CBC ECHS Consortium Meeting at CBC

February 15, 2018 - South Texas Early College Consortium (STECC) Meeting at DMC

March 1, 2018 - Mandatory Dual Credit meeting at AHS Library, 6PM (New procedures for Self-Pay; Parents & Students must sign forms.)

March 3, 2018 - TEA ECHS Site Visit #4

March 5, 2018 - AISD School Board Meeting (ECHS Presentation)

March 8, 2018 - ESC-2 Counselor Coop Meeting

March 9, 2018 - TSI Re-Takes

March 9, 2018 - ACT Registration Deadline for April 14th ACT at Alice High School

March 29, 2018 – Career Fair at WAMS; four current ECHS students & counselor will provide information to interested students

March 30, 2018 - AHS & CBC Holiday

April 2018 - TSI Tutorials TBA

April 2018 - TSI Re-Takes TBA

April 2, 2018 - CBC Last Day to withdraw a course with a "W"

April 5, 2018 – by 4 PM – ECHS applications due to WAMS Counselor

April 12, 2018 – Academic & CTE Showcase for 8th and 9th Grade at AHS, 6-8PM

April 14, 2018 - ACT at Alice High School (& other national sites)

April 20, 2018 – Career Expo for 8th Grade at AHS

April 2018 – Alice ECHS Selection Committee will meet & use a weighted Lottery system to select the 30 ECHS & 15 Alternates for the 2018-19 school year

May 2018 - TSI Re-Takes TBA

May 2, 2018 - TEA ECHS Site Visit #5

May 4, 2018 - ACT Registration Deadline for June 9th ACT at Alice High School

May 2018 – Parents notified of application status

May 2018 – Mandatory Alice ECHS New Student & Parent Meeting (contracts & CBC application)

May 16, 2018 - CBC Annual Commencement at 10am, 1pm, & 5pm (www.coastalbend.edu/graduation

June 2018 - TSI Re-Takes TBA

June 1, 2018 - AHS Graduation Ceremony

June 4, 2018 - TEA ECHS Site Visit #6

June 2018 - Mandatory Summer Bridge Program for New ECHS

June 9, 2018 - ACT at Alice High School (& other national sites)

Alice Early College High School (ECHS) students receive a Free College Education and access to a Laptop while enrolled at Alice ECHS!
Students may earn up to 60 college hours or an Associate’s Degree and a high school diploma upon graduation!

“Early College High Schools are innovative high schools that allow students least likely to attend college an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and up to 60 college credit hours. Under the authority of Texas Education Code (TEC) §29.908(b) and Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §102.1091, the TEA has developed a designation process for Early College High Schools. The designation process ensures that districts and colleges operating ECHS campuses maintain the integrity of the model, which was researched and designed to target and serve students who would not otherwise consider attending college.” (http://tea.texas.gov/About_TEA/News_and_Multimedia/Correspondence/TAA_Letters/2016-2017_Early_College_High_School_Designation/)

30 students were selected for the 2015-16, 2016-17 & 2017-18 school year for a total of 90 students! At least 30 students will be accepted for 2018-19.

Required criteria for students:

1) attend Alice ISD 8th Grade
2) reside in Alice ISD boundaries
3) be a first year 9th grader
*All students who meet the required criteria and turn in a complete application by the deadline will receive an entry into the Lotto that we use to select the ECHS cohort.

All students meeting the required criteria and who are interested in Alice ECHS are encouraged to apply.

Targeted criteria set by the State are:
1) at-risk (students who are considered to have a higher probability of failing academically)
2) economically disadvantaged
3) English Language-Learners (ELL)
4) migrants
5) first-generation college-goers (neither parent has a Bachelor's Degree or higher)
*All students who also meet any target criteria will receive 3 additional entries in the Lotto that we use to select the ECHS cohort (Randomizer). Using the Lotto System is suggested by TEA as a way of obtaining an ECHS cohort that is similar to the demographics of the high school.

2018-19 ECHS Applications are OPEN. The deadline to turn the application in to the WAMS Counselor's Office is April 5, 2018 by 4 PM.

Alice ECHS 2017-2018 has received approval of the Provisional Designation by the Texas Education Agency. All Texas school districts must re-apply annually. Texas is the proud State of 198 early college high schools! Alice ECHS for 2018-19 is pending approval of the designation by the Texas Education Agency, but we anticipate approval.

Web Links

about 1 month ago

TEA ECHS Information

Find an ECHS in TX

Coastal Bend College

Del Mar College

TX Common Course Numbering System

College Preparation Guide

Online Tutoring:

Quizlet

CBC

Practice Links for TSI: 

http://www.coastalbend.edu/tsiresource/ 

http://www.coastalbend.edu/testingtips/

https://store.collegeboard.org/sto/productdetail.do?Itemkey=130095469 

http://ctle.hccs.edu/gcpass/PREPMath/prepmath.htm 

http://sites.austincc.edu/tsiprep/ 

http://www.lsco.edu/learningcenter/testprep.asp 

http://www.wtamu.edu/academic/anns/mps/math/mathlab/thea/thea_test.htm 

Practice Links for University Entrance Exams:

College Board Resource Library (PSAT & SAT)

College Board + Khan Academy (Official Practice Test)

ACT (PLAN & ACT)

Higher Scores Test Prep

Number2.com (ACT Prep & College Planning)

High ACT Scores: Need to Know Tips & Strategies

Prep Scholar 

ACT Sections - Princeton Review Study Tips

Coastal Bend College Links:

Coastal Bend College main web site

Student Email & Office 365 (Log-In to your CBC email at least once a week!)

Student Activities & Events Calendar

CBC Events Calendar (Calendar of Events including Athletics)

Online Resources (including Blackboard training, free workshops & tutoring sites, GPA Calculator, etc.)

Change of Major form (Give to Alice ECHS Counselor to send to CBC for you)

Dual Enrollment Permission form (Must be signed by Alice ECHS Counselor)

Official Transcript Request (Unofficial Transcript available on Campus Connect)

Add/Drop form (must be signed by Alice ECHS Counselor)

CBC Publications (Student Handbook, Course Availability, etc.)

Student Success Center (Free Resources to CBC Students)

TRiO Education Talent Search (ETS) Alice (Join ETS to receive their benefits!)

Del Mar College Links:

Del Mar College main web site

Discover DMC (Facts, Tours, Locations, Student Services & Facilities, Clubs & Organizations,etc.)

Career & College Links:

Texas Career Check (Explore careers & education.)

Career One Stop (Includes Interest & Skills Assessments to guide you to the career of your dreams!)

O*NET Online (Browse groups of similar occupations to explore careers.)

College Navigator (Find the right college for you.)

     *College Navigator (Spanish version)

Compare College TX (Compare costs, information about students & classes, graduate success, etc.)

Own Your Own Future (Why go, prep, finding, and paying for college.)

Monster (Choosing a Major/Career)

Bureau of Labor Statistics (Career exploration)

Occupational Outlook Handbook 

Better Team In Demand Job Descriptions

Plan for College (from TG Adventures In Education)

NCAA Eligibility Center (Collegiate Sports Information)

Big Future College Search  

Scholarship Search:

Fastweb

Mapping Your Future 

Collegeview.com

Every Chance for Every Texan 

Sallie Mae - Understand College Grants vs Scholarships


Alice ECHS Meetings
  • Alice ECHS
  • Tour of TAMU-CC
  • CBC-Alice Career Fair
    The Jim Wells Sheriff's Dept. allowed attendees to try on their unloaded equipment!
  • The Art Museum of South Texas Tour
  • Tour of DMC