A pinning celebration recognized the 36 students in the Samuell Early College High School (ECHS) program who are graduating high school with an associate degree.
At the emotional event, the 36 students thanked the people who helped them succeed in the rigorous program. This is the second Samuell ECHS class to graduate with their associate degree: 24 students in the Class of 2016 graduated with their associate degree.
Dallas ISD and the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) are set to operate 23 Early College High Schools (ECHS) in the 2017–2018 school year. This will make Dallas ISD and the DCCCD a statewide leader in providing an opportunity for students to earn up to 60 hours of college credit or an associate degree—at no cost to them— while earning a high school diploma.