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Uvalde Early College HS is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year...Deadline is March 1st

posted Feb 8, 2018, 12:55 PM by Yvette Perez   [ updated Feb 14, 2018, 10:23 AM ]

"Uvalde Early College High School (UECHS) is now accepting applications for new enrollments towards the 2018-2019 school year. Enrollment is open to all current UCISD 8th grade students regardless of academic or personal background and performance, but space is limited. Completed applications are due to counselor Elias Portillo, in the UECHS Office, or to counselor Nicole Becker in the Morales Counseling Office by 4:30 PM, March 1, 2018. If undersubscribed, UECHS will continue accepting applications until spaces are filled or April 30th, whichever occurs first.   If oversubscribed, students will be placed on a waiting list. Students wishing to enroll must be current 8th grade students residing within the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District. Applications can be obtained from the UECHS Office, #1 Coyote Drive, Uvalde, TX 78801, or from the counselling office of Morales Junior High, 615 Studer Street, Uvalde, TX 78801.  Applications can also be downloaded from the UECHS website, www.uechs.uvaldecisd.net.


UCISD 8th grade students and parents are invited to any of the following Uvalde Early College High School Informational Meeting which will explain the benefits of attending an Early College High School. These meetings will allow parents to ask questions on requirements, provide study information on the TSI and much more. All 8th grade UCISD students and parents are encouraged to attend these informational meeting to learn more about the program on any of the following dates, times, and locations:


  1. Friday, February 16th in the Morales Junior High Library at 8:45 am

  2. Tuesday, February 20th in the Benson Cafeteria at Noon

  3. Tuesday, February 20th in the UHS Cafeteria at 6 pm

  4. Wednesday, February 21st in the UHS Cafeteria at 6 pm



Early College High School (ECHS) is a national program that allows entering 9th grade students the opportunity to enroll in college while still in high school and earning 60 credit college hours or an associate's degree by the end of their 12th grade year. In Texas the program is overseen by the Texas Education Agency under the authority of the Texas Administrative Code and the Texas Education Code. Texas has 198 approved and designated Early College High Schools for the 2017-2018 school year, with the Uvalde Early College High School (UECHS) actively designated.  Currently in its first year of implementation, UECHS, in partnership with Southwest Texas Junior College, is excited to see its first cohort of freshmen enrolled in EDUC 1300 Learning Framework this spring.

The Early College High School Program initiated in the United States in 2002 with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, and several other contributors. Presently, Early College High Schools in Texas are supported by local and federal school budgets wishing to continue funding the opportunity for high school students to attend college."


For more information please contact your child’s counselor or Mrs. Valles Villarreal by email at avalles6169@uvaldecisd.net or by phone at 830-591-2950 ext. 1321.


Please click on the link below to print the UECHS application:

UECHS Application