Early College High Schools

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Early college high schools are designed to remove major barriers to postsecondary educational access and success. By providing early, continuous and tuition-free immersion in a college learning environment as part of the high school experience, early college high schools close the financial and resource gaps that prevent many students from attending college. Student who take advantage of the opportunity provided by an early college high school – becoming part of a college-going culture and earning either an associate’s degree or 60 hours of college credit towards a bachelor’s degree.

Odessa College is now home to Falcon Early College High School (Falcon ECHS). In summer of 2018, Falcon ECHS relocated to Odessa College. This transition will allow students to now earn an associate’s degree along with a seamless pathway for completing a bachelor’s degree at UT Permian Basin, including university scholarship opportunities. Falcon ECHS is the high school of choice for 237 student, freshman through seniors.

Odessa College is home to Odessa Career & Technical Early College High School (OCTECHS). In 2015, OCTECHS was one of only four new ECHS campuses with a career and technical education (CTE) focus. It was designed as part of the tri-agency CTE ECHS initiative by the Texas Education Agency, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and Texas Workforce Commission. OCTECHS is the high school of choice for over 360 students, freshman through seniors.

OCTECHS offers the following program options:

  • Business Leadership
  • Culinary Arts
  • Criminal Justice
  • Energy Technology
  • Occupational Safety & Environmental Technology (OSET)
  • Precision Manufacturing
  • Welding Technology

Contact Information

Odessa College
Casey Sims | ECHS Liaison
csims@odessa.edu

ECISD ECHS
Gerardo Ramirez | Director of ECHS
gerardo.ramirez@ectorcountyisd.org

Falcon ECHS at OC
ECISD Falcon HS Webpage
https://www.ectorcountyisd.org/Domain/6039

Jennifer Bakely | Secretary
432-456-6429

Dana Huckaby | Counselor
dana.huckaby@ectorcountyisd.org

Rene Barrientes | Dean of Students
rene.barrientes@ectorcountyisd.org

OCTECHS
ECISD OC TECHS Webpage
https://www.ectorcountyisd.org/Domain/217

Kisa Lee | Secretary
432-456-6400

Linda Wilder | Counselor
linda.wilder@ectorcountyisd.org

Tyler Press | Dean of Students
tyler.press@ectorcountyisd.org