TEA approves Rams Early College High School

May 3, 2016

 Courtesy SISD

Montwood High School will be the 9th Early College school within a school model




Commissioner of Education Mike Morath today announced approval of 16 new Early College High School designations for the 2016-2017 school year. 


One of those early college high schools will open at the Montwood High School campus in the fall of 2016. 


“EPCC and the Socorro Independent School District have been working on this project for a year,” said Early College High School Coordinator, Margie Nelson. 


With EPCC already having 8 early college high schools, there will now be 9 and three out of those early college high schools are in a School-within-a-School Model, which are Burges Early College High School, Socorro Early College and now Rams Early College High School. 


“The early college high school concept is just one innovative approach embraced by Texas school systems to offer students an avenue for success,” said Commissioner Morath. 


These early college high schools are here to provide opportunity, they allow students to earn either an associate degree or at least 60 college credit hours at no cost. 


“The Early College High Schools are beneficial to the community because it provides opportunity to students. 


"The majority of whom are the first in their families to attend college and do not have the financial resources to pay for college,” said Margie Nelson. 


Rams Early College High school is under a School-Within-A-School model, which will be at Montwood High School, and will be accepting 135 students a year. 


This one year project that EPCC and the Socorro Independent School District worked on lead to the TEA approving EPCCs 9th Early College High School. 


Which will bring more opportunity for the community. 


Not only will students be getting an opportunity for college credit or an associate’s degree but it’s all with no cost. 


For more information you can contact Early College High School Coordinator Margie Nelson at 


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