Get a head start on college or a great career at no cost to you.
Students at Arlington College and Career High School (ACCHS) get to study in a college setting and begin taking dual-credit courses as a high school freshman. Students also get to take classes that put them on target to get Level 1 workforce certifications.
State Average = 40% of students earning an associate degree
Arlington ISD = 90% success
When your child completes their ACCHS career, they’ll be confident and ready for college or to head into the workforce.
ACCHS is free for ALL Arlington ISD students and those enrolling from outside of the district.
An early college high school offers your child everything they need to be a success in college or in their career.
- Earn a high school diploma and up to 60 hours of FREE college credit from Tarrant County College
- Receive academic and social supports in a strategic and individualized fashion from Tarrant County College faculty members as well as Arlington ISD teachers
- Get free transportation to and from home high school campuses
- Learn to work productively in group settings
- Take advantage of free Workforce 1 certifications
Early college high schools partner with Texas Institutes of Higher Education to reduce barriers to college access.
Make a seamless transition from high school to college or career with a diploma, associate degree and workforce certifications in hand.
How to launch your ACCHS education:
Identify if early college high school is right for your child.
Apply for Arlington College and Career High School during the application window.
Apply Starting October 25!
Watch your student thrive.
We understand that the choice to give your child a unique education is a big one.
At Arlington College and Career High School, students receive all the benefits of the Arlington ISD whole-child education plus a head start for success in college or career.
Arlington College and Career High School staff are committed to helping your child succeed.
- Focus on highly-personalized attention
- Tutoring and test preparations tailored for each student
- Frequent check-ins from counselors and staff
- Summer bridge programming offered
- Application assistance provided
- Free transportation provided from hub locations across the district
Your child has an incredible path ahead.
A ACCHS education will provide them with opportunities to change the world.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS AN EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL?
An ECHS allows students the unique opportunity to prepare for college and/or career success as one of 125 new incoming freshmen. Students have access to Tarrant County College (TCC) facilities, resources and services, including the faculty, libraries, labs, artistic and cultural activities and extracurricular activities, as appropriate.
How much college credit can a student earn at ACCHS?
WHAT GRADES ARE ACCEPTED INTO THIS PROGRAM?
HOW DO I APPLY AND WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE ACCEPTED COMPARED TO HOW MANY APPLY EACH YEAR?
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS YOU ARE LOOKING FOR TO BE ACCEPTED?
Are students able to re-apply if they were not accepted as a freshman?
ARE THERE OTHER SCHOOLS I CAN GO TO IF I DON’T GET INTO THIS ONE?
Arlington Collegiate High School
Sam Houston P-TECH
STEM Academy at Martin High School
DO YOU ACCEPT OUT-OF-DISTRICT STUDENTS?
WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I WAS ACCEPTED?
IS THERE A COST TO ATTEND ACCHS?
IS THERE TRANSPORTATION?
Transportation is not provided for out-of-district students.