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About St. Philip's College Early College High School

St. Philip's Early College High School a partnership between the San Antonio Independent School District and Alamo Colleges, opened in August 2014 on the campus of St. Philip’s College, providing students with a blended high school-college experience.

The school helps SAISD students jump start their futures by providing them the opportunity to earn up to 60 hours of college credit – that’s two years’ worth of college – or to earn an associate degree, in addition to earning their high school diploma. Students also have the opportunity to obtain a certificate in a high-demand industry – all at no cost to the students or their families.

The school offers degrees in Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science, along with certifications in the fields of information technology and automotive technology.

Students are housed full time at St. Philip’s, where they take both high school and college-level classes. This immersion in college culture will help give students a seamless transition to a public 4-year college or university to further their studies or into the workforce.

Students learn in small classes and have support structures along the way, including counseling, mentoring and tutoring, to ensure that they graduate college- and are workforce-ready. And because students are both SAISD and St. Philip’s College students, they will benefit from the many resources, amenities and support that the college has to offer.

St. Philip's Early College High School is SAISD’s second early college high school, with Travis Early College High School having opened in 2008 in partnership with San Antonio College.

Early college high schools are considered to be one of the most innovative high school programs in the country, and today there are more than 240 of these specialized schools across the nation.

This school model is designed to make college accessible to student groups that are underrepresented in higher education, giving students a jump start on college by allowing them to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and an associate degree or up to two years of college credit that will transfer to a public 4-year college or university.


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