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Early College HS Accepts Applications for 2023-24

ECHS Applications


Early College High School (ECHS) is accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year. ECHS is an innovative high school program that provides a pathway for students to graduate with a high school diploma, workplace qualifications and the opportunity to attain an Associate degree at no cost.


“We are eager to meet with middle school campuses this fall and share with them about our school and the opportunities that come along with attending ECHS,” said Melanie Pharis, principal. “I welcome anyone interested in applying to join our Early College family.”

To apply, students must

  • Be a resident of the City of Beaumont.

  • Be in eighth grade during the application process. (Applications from ninth grade students are reviewed on a case by case basis.)

  • Have a desire to achieve and a willingness to work hard.

  • Complete and submit the application form and two teacher recommendations obtained from a current Math, Science, Social Studies, or English teacher.

  • Complete the process outlined below.

Steps to complete

  1. The Application: October 2022 through December 16, 2022

  2. The Interview: February 9, 2023

  3. Apply Texas: April/May 2023

  4. Summer Bridge: July 17 - July 28, 2023

  5. Signing Night at Lamar Institute of Technology: July 29, 2023

The priority deadline for application submission is December 16, 2022, but the campus will continue to accept through June 16, 2023 as long as spots are available. For more information on the program or to apply, visit