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Welcome to Travis Early College High School, a tuition-free school located within the San Antonio Independent School District that puts you on the fast-track to college. If you are goal-oriented and can see a college education in your future, then you are in the right place.

Travis students become college students starting in their freshman year of high school, when they begin taking basics at neighboring San Antonio College (SAC), our program partner. During their four years here, students take rigorous courses that earn them a high school diploma and up to two years of college credit. This approach saves students and their families a significant amount of money – and it gives students valuable exposure to campus life, making for a smoother transition between high school and higher education.

Any student in Bexar County who meets the admission criteria may apply to attend Travis.

At Travis, we seek to educate students with diverse academic backgrounds, not just those who were at the top of their middle school classes. We believe that hard work and determination, combined with a strong support network provided by the school, lead to success for our students. The fact that our school was rated Exemplary by the Texas Education Agency each year since the agency began rating us is a testament to our program and our students’ success.

We graduated our first class in 2012, with many students earning an associate degree. On average, the graduates earned 42 college credits. That’s well over a full year of college under their belts!  

We encourage you to explore this website to learn more about the Travis Early College High School model and how it can give you a jump-start on higher education.

Our History
Travis Early College High School (ECHS) opened in 2008-2009, with its inaugural class of 9th-grade students. An additional cohort of ninth-graders was added each year, and the school's first class of seniors graduated in spring 2012.

Travis ECHS provides students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and up to 60 college-credit hours or an associate degree and to do so in an academically supportive environment, at no cost to the parent or student. Students also have the opportunity to earn a Distinguished Achievement Program diploma. In addition, Travis provides opportunities for students to make a seamless transition between high school and a two-year college, culminating in entry and completion of a four-year degree program at a college or university.

The Class of 2016 exemplifies the high expectations set for students of Travis ECHS. Approximately 78% of those students obtained their Associate's Degree from San Antonio College and together they earned $6.6 million in scholarships to colleges and universities.
The goals of Travis Early College High School are to:

  • Increase student achievement;
  • Increase the number of students who graduate from high school college-ready;
  • Increase Advanced Placement, associate degree, dual credit and concurrent enrollment participation, as well as enrollment in rigorous coursework in a college-preparatory curriculum and
  • Increase the college success of students as demonstrated through persistence of students in college.


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