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Alice ECHS Staff
Dr. Marissa Kubala, Alice ECHS Principal, 361-664-0126 x400
TBA, Alice ECHS Counselor, 361-664-0126 x841


5 months ago


August 20, 2018 - 1st Day of School at AHS

August 27, 2018 - 1st Day of Classes with CBC

September 19, 2018 - College Fair at AHS (All ECHS invited--must register online at

September 24, 2018 - CBC 1st Period Grades Due

September 28, 2018 - Last Day to register for October 27th ACT at AHS

October 2, 2018 – Financial Aid Night at AHS, 6-8PM

October 10, 2018 - TSI Reading (1st Time Taken for Freshmen)

October 11, 2018 - TSI Re-Takes

October 12, 2018 - TSI Re-Takes

October 22, 2018 - CBC Mid-Term Grades Due

October 27, 2018 - ACT at AHS

October 29, 2018 - CBC Spring & Summer 2019 Registration Opens

November 2, 2018 - Last Day to register for the December 8th ACT

November 5, 2018 - ECHS Senior Parent & Student Meeting at 6PM in the AHS Library

November 8, 2018 - CBC Last Day to Drop with a "W"

November 14, 2018 - TSI Re-Takes

November 15, 2018 - TSI Re-Takes

November 19, 2018 - CBC 3rd Period Grades Due

November 21-23, 2018 - CBC Thanksgiving Holiday

December 8, 2018 - ACT

December 12, 2018 - TSI Re-Takes

December 13, 2018 - TSI Re-Takes

December 7-13, 2018 - CBC Final Exams

December 17, 2018 - CBC Grades Due by 12pm

December 18 - 21, 2018 - Return College Textbooks to AHS Library; Re-Check textbooks if needed again spring semester

December 19 - January 2, 2019 - CBC Winter Break

December 22 - January 6, 2019 - Alice ISD Holidays for Faculty & Staff

December 22 - January 7, 2019 - Alice ISD 1st Day of Spring Semester

January 10, 2019 - TSI Re-Takes

January 22, 2019 - CBC's First Day of Spring semester 

January 25, 2019 - CBC's Last Day for Schedule Changes (Add/Drop) without penalty

January 25, 2019 - Career Fair at WAMS (Provide ECHS Information to attendees & Recruit 8th Graders)

January 29, 2018 - Alice High School Academic & CTE Course Showcase (Provide ECHS Information & Recruit 8th Graders)

February 11, 2019 - CBC's Last Day to Apply for May Graduation

February 19, 2019 - CBC 1st Period Grades Due

February 26, 2019 - TSI Re-Takes

February 28, 2019 - TSI Re-Takes

March 4, 2019 - CBC Fall Registration Begins

March 11-15, 2019 - AISD & CBC Spring Break

March 18, 2019 - AISD School Board Meeting (ECHS Presentation)

March 20, 2019 - Mandatory Dual Credit meeting at AHS Library

March 26, 2019 - CBC Mid-term Grades Due

April 17, 2019 - CBC's Last Day to Drop with a "W" (withdrawn)

April 19 & 22, 2019 - AISD & CBC Spring Holiday

April 23, 2019 - CBC 3rd Period Grades Due

April 23, 2019 - TSI Re-Takes

April 23, 2019 - Coyote Scholars’ Awards Ceremony

April 25, 2019 - TSI Re-Takes

April 29, 2019 – CBC Summer Dual Credit forms due

April 30, 2019 – Parents notified of application status via mail

May 1, 2019 - Students/Parents notified of application status via hand-delivered letter

May 7, 2019 – Mandatory Alice ECHS New Student & Parent Meeting (contracts & CBC application), 6PM in AHS Activity Center/Cafeteria

May 10-16, 2019 - CBC Final Exams

May 13, 2019 - CBC Maymester Classes Begin

May 13, 2019 - CBC Maymester Last Day to Add/Drop classes without penalty

May 15, 2019 - TSI Re-Takes

May 16, 2019 - TSI Re-Takes

May 20, 2019 - CBC Grades Due in Registrar's Office

May 22, 2019 - CBC Annual Commencement (Alice Cohort 2019 is first official ECHS graduating class!) 

May 22, 2019 - CBC Maymester Last Day to Drop with a "W" (withdrawn) 

May 27, 2019 - AISD Students & CBC Memorial Day Holiday

May 28, 2019 - AHS Scholarship Night at AHS Auditorium at 6PM

May 29, 2019 - First Annual Alice Early College High School Stole Ceremony for Seniors at AHS Auditorium at 6:30PM

May 30, 2019 - CBC Fall Dual Credit forms due

May 30, 2019 - AISD Last Day of School

May 31, 2019 - CBC Maymester Classes End/Final Exams

May 31, 2019 - AHS Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony, Memorial Stadium, 8PM

June 3, 2019 - CBC Maymester Grades Due in Registrar's Office

June 1, 2019 - CBC Summer I First Day of Classes

June 2, 2019 - CBC Summer I Last Day to Add/Drop Classes without penalty

June 8, 2019 - CBC Last Day to Apply for Summer Graduation

June 10-17, 2019 - Alice ECHS Cohort 2023 Summer Bridge Program (8:30AM-12:30PM, Monday - Thursday and Monday)

June 10, 2019 - Visit CBC-Alice to complete ApplyTexas and take tour (Cohort 2023)

June 12, 2019 - TSI Re-Takes

June 16, 2019 - CBC Summer I Mid-term Grades Due

June 18, 2019 - CBC Summer I Last Day to Drop Classes with a "W" (withdrawn) by NOON

July 6, 2019 - CBC Summer I Last Day of Classes

July 7, 2019 - CBC Summer I Final Exams

July 8, 2019 - CBC Summer I Grades Due in Registrar's office

July 8, 2019 - CBC Summer II First Day of Classes

July 9, 2019 - CBC Summer II Last Day to Add/Drop Classes without penalty

July 23, 2019 - CBC Summer II Mid-term Grades Due

July 27, 2019 - CBC Summer II Last Day to Drop Classes with a "W" (withdrawn) by NOON

August 7, 2019 - TSI Re-Takes

August 8, 2019 - TSI Re-Takes

August 9, 2019 - TSI Re-Takes

August 11, 2019 - CBC Summer II Last Day of Classes

August 12, 2019 - CBC Summer II Final Exams

August 16-20, 2019 - Return Summer Textbooks to the AHS Library so that you may check-out Fall textbooks

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.” (

30 students were selected for the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, & 2018-19 school year for a total of 120 students! In 2019-20 we selected 44 students!

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.

2019-20 ECHS Applications are Closed. The deadline to turn the application in to the WAMS Counselor's Office was April 5, 2019 by 4 PM.

Alice ECHS 2018-2019 has received approval of the Provisional Designation by the Texas Education Agency and we are awaiting approval for the 2019-20 school year. All Texas school districts must re-apply annually. Texas is the proud State of 198 early college high schools!

Web Links

5 months ago

TEA ECHS Information

Coastal Bend College

Del Mar College

TX Common Course Numbering System

College Preparation Guide

Alice High School Counselor's Center

Online Tutoring:



Practice Links for TSI: 

Texas Administrative Code - TSI Exemptions, Exceptions, & Waivers (FREE Web-Based Study App) 

Practice Links for University Entrance Exams:

College Board Resource Library (PSAT & SAT)

College Board + Khan Academy (Official Practice Test)


Higher Scores Test Prep (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

Course Lists [Classes available for indicated semester(s)]

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)

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

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

Dual Enrollment Resources (Check out MY PLAN!)

Student Success Center (Free Resources to CBC Students)

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

Official Transcript Request (Unofficial Transcript available on Campus Connect)

GRADUATION (How to Apply)

Del Mar College Links:

Del Mar College main web site

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

Career & College Links:

College Greenlight (Find your Perfect College)

Launch My Career TX (Helping Students Find Their Best Course)

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:

College Board's Scholarship Search


Mapping Your Future 

Every Chance for Every Texan

University HQ (Top Scholarships for Colleges)

Sallie Mae - Understand College Grants vs Scholarships

Apply Texas (for most Texas colleges and universities)

The Common Application (over 800 colleges and universities in the US and other countries)
Your preferred college or universities web site

NCAA Educational Resources (Requirements, Choosing a College, HS Student Athlete Resources, etc.)

Alice ECHS Meetings
Hist 1302 WWII Video