College & Career

Jim Hogg County ISD is an Early College District

Our Superintendent of Schools Dr. Miguel Perez in collaboration with the district governance (BOE) had a vision to make JHCISD a premier academic district. As result, Dr. Perez and his administrative team began the planning process to explore the option of becoming an Early College District by having an Early College High School (ECHS).

In April 2015, the Commissioner of Education and Texas Education Agency designated Hebbronville High School an Early College High School for this subsequent year (2015-2016). Our school was the only 3A school district designated in Region 1 of only 44 designations in the Texas.

What is an ECHS? The Early College High School (ECHS) Model allows students to take college courses as early as their 9th grade year. Students can earn up to 60 college credits and an associate’s degree. As a result, Jim Hogg County ISD has partnered up with Coastal Bend College as their higher institution partner of choice.

With this designation, the district becomes 1 of only less than 5 other Early College Districts in Texas to have this designation. As a result, all of Jim Hogg County ISD students will have the opportunity to earn up to 60 college hours leading up to an Associate Degree. Although many high schools around the nation and state offer concurrent and dual-enrollment opportunities – those programs traditionally serve mostly the highest-achieving students in the top third of their class. Our model seeks to truly have a “College4ALL” district philosophy.

We are exited to announce that beginning August 2015, Hebbronville Early College High School will be designated as an institution that seeks to provide incoming 9th grade students with the early college program, post-secondary success and workforce ready programs of study for all students.