Longview ISO is fully committed to collaborate with Kilgore College in the development of an Early College High School within our district. Longview ISO and Kilgore College have partnered on many occasions over the years and have developed a consistent, effective, and successful Dual Credit program within our Core Academic classes as well as through our Career and Technology offerings. Broadening the spectrum of this partnership will enhance the opportunities for our children in the Longview ISD and provide them with the highest level of education while providing them an opportunity to obtain college credit as well as a degree.
The value of this program to our district is immeasurable. Increased student achievement as well as increased opportunities for our economically disadvantaged students provides the keys to success for our population. ECHS will provide the opportunities needed for our students to pursue college courses and degrees at no cost to the student while preparing them for the future.
Benchmark 1 - Target Population: Working on this year to create a more targeted approach to identifying students who meet the designed sup-populations of the program.
Level 1 certificates may be completed in Automotive General Service Technician (15 hrs.), Nail Technician (16 hrs.), Facial Specialist (25 hrs.). Culinary Arts (27 hrs.), Diesel Technology (42 hrs.), Drafting Design (24 hrs.), EMT-Intermediate (30 hrs.). Entry Industrial Maintenance Technician (27 hrs.), Basic Welding (12 hrs.). Some programs are completed on the high school campus and other programs allow you to take some classes on the KC-Longview campus and still others
on the main Kilgore College campus.
Level 2 certificates that are currently offered are Cosmetology Operator, Criminal Justice, Auto Technician, Drafting Design Technology, Culinary Management, Structural
Welding, and Process Technology.Criminal Justice, Auto Technician, Drafting Design Technology, Culinary Management, Structural Welding, and Process Technology.
Associate of Applied Science
- Recruitment of targeted sub-populations
- Professional development resources for college instructors teaching on the high school campus
- Tools and resources for building a Summer Bridge program
- Tools and resources for recruitment
- TEA Flexible school day
- IGP/College degree samples
- Review of crosswalk
- Summer Bridge
- ListServ for principals, counselors, and IHE liaison
- A different principal each year of the program
- College professors not following high school procedures
- Working to develop processes
TSI supports are provided through Saturday tutorials and using the online platform, Edmentum.
to use that new textbook for a minimum of three years.
Students enrolled in the Longview Earty College High School have all the privileges and rights to access the support facilities of Kilgore College as would any other Kilgore College Student. These privileges and rights include, but are not limited to, libraries, labs, advising center, career center, eating facilities, cultural facilities, and sports facilities. LECHS students have access to the KC facilities during all times of normal KC operation. Students may provide their own transportation to both U,e KC-Kilgore campus and the KCLongview campus. LHS students already take many of their college course work at the KCLongview campus and this can/will continue following the establishment of the LECHS. LISD will also provide transportation to the KC facilities, both in Longview and Kilgore, on a periodic and pre-planed basis.