Killeen ISD’s Early College High School has been named a model College and Career Readiness School by the Educate Texas organization.
Leaders and educators from across the state will visit the camputs Thursday morning.
The school will graduate its first ever senior class this year.
It is the only early college school selected for special recognition.
Killeen ISD established the Early College High School in partnership with Central Texas College and Texas A&M University-Central Texas in 2015 to provide students an opportunity to receive their Associates Degree in conjunction with their high school diploma.
District spokesman Terry Abbott noted that it is one of the highest performing schools in Texas with students consistently outperforming their peers nationally on college entrance exams.
Graduates will leave high school with up to two years of college credit work completed.
Superintendent Dr. John Craft stated, “We remain very proud of our students and staff who have achieved great milestones in a short amount of time. The Early College High School is the direct result of a student-centered and collaborative effort on the parts of KISD, Central Texas College and Texas A&M University-Central Texas. We congratulate our students, staff and community for making this a truly one-of-a-kind academic program.”