Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding in November 2015. Seated (L to R) are dignitaries and titles at the time of the signing: Texas Tech University (TTU) Provost Lawrence Schovanec, TTU President M. Duane Nellis, LISD Board of Trustees President Dan Pope and LISD Superintendent Berhl Robertson, Jr., Ed.D.
A partnership began in November 2015 between Lubbock Independent School District, Estacado High School and Texas Tech University when a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by the Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees and Texas Tech.
This partnership is one of the few in the nation that includes a Tier One university, and is the only one of its kind in the Big 12. Early College High School campuses give students the opportunity to begin earning college credit in their ninth-grade year and up to 60 hours by the time they graduate from high school, a value of up to $40,000.
Students will be admitted through an application process, with additional requirements for those outside of the Estacado High School attendance zone. The Estacado Early College High School will only be offered to students within the Lubbock Independent School District.
Estacado Early College High School, like all schools following the early college high school model, strives to increase high school and college graduation rates among students who are not widely represented on college campuses. To this end, our mission includes:
- Accelerated instruction in a school-within-a-school model
- Preparing students to start college coursework in their ninth-grade year with intensive coursework beginning their tenth-grade year
- The opportunity for students to graduate from high school with up to sixty (60) hours of their college education and tuition free
- An impressive faculty, experienced in college preparatory instruction
We hope you will consider Estacado Early College High School as your choice and beyond. Please contact us if we can provide additional information.
Best of luck in your high school and college endeavors!
Tanna Rodriguez - Estacado Early College High School Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Ezra Chambers - Estacado Early College High School Associate Principal email@example.com
Angelica Wilbanks - Estacado High School Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
First Estacado Early College High School Recruitment - May 2015
Officials from Lubbock ISD and Texas Tech University announced Tuesday the approval of Estacado High School's designation as an Early College High School campus. The partnership is one of the few in the nation that includes a Tier One university, and is the only one of its kind in the Big 12.
After comments from LISD and TTU leadership, Dunbar College Preparatory Academy student Jermiah Dobbins spoke to the crowd about the opportunities this program will provide for his family and future. Texas Tech University architecture students Chas Gold and Daisy Limon, both graduates of Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland, discussed the impact of attending an Early College High School has had on their college career.