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How It Works

College-level learning begins immediately at Travis Early College High School, with students enrolling in their first college courses and becoming San Antonio College students in the 9th grade. Freshmen and sophomores take elective courses at SAC, our program partner, and Pre-Advanced Placement courses in core subjects, such as English, math, science and social studies, at our campus.

Hear what our graduates have to say about the program in this short video produced by the SAISD Foundation.

To help prepare them for the rigors of college, students at all grade levels must take an AVID college preparation course, which provides them with valuable skills to help them succeed in college. The AVID course is taken at our campus each of the four years of high school. Juniors and seniors also have academic mentoring periods where they can receive tutoring for college and/or high school courses.

More information about the AVID Program can be found at

The number of courses that Travis students take at SAC increases each year, with juniors and seniors potentially spending the majority of their school day in college classes. Most of the courses count toward high school credit, though some provide only college credit to meet the requirements for earning an associate degree in liberal arts. In our first group of graduates, the class of 2012, 48 graduates earned an associate degree after completing 60 college-credit hours. On average, students in the first graduating class earned 42 college-credit hours from SAC – that’s well over a year of college! That level of success has continued, with 78% of the class of 2016 earning an Associate's Degree.

The college credits earned at SAC transfer to most Texas state schools.

Travis students enroll at SAC as any other college student, take courses with other SAC students and have access to all the same facilities and resources as other college students, including the library and clubs and organizations. They also graduate with SAC students, if they meet the requirements for earning an associate degree; a separate graduation ceremony is held for Travis.

Our school provides an excellent opportunity for students to get a jump-start on their college education, learn how to navigate the college system and save families a significant amount of money in the process.

To learn more about how the program works, contact our campus at (210) 738-9830.



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