See photos of the new Arlington College and Career High School (ACCHS). The brand-new school opened on Monday for its first class of 9th graders.
Funds from the 2014 Bond program helped turn the former home of Venture High School into the new ACCHS. After months of construction, the campus has an entirely new look and a college-like feel.
ACCHS was formed out of an ongoing partnership between Arlington ISD and Tarrant County College Southeast Campus. The new school gives students who may not have considered college as an option previously the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and a variety of associate degrees simultaneously. In addition, students at this campus will have an opportunity to earn workforce certificates and participate in internships and mentoring aligned with a career pathway.
ACCHS is the AISD’s second Early College High School. The first, Arlington Collegiate High School (ACHS), has shown that high school students can successfully complete rigorous college courses while creating a pathway for future success. Establishing a second Early College High School allows the AISD to serve even more students with college potential. Students attending Arlington College and Career High School will have access to Tarrant County College facilities, resources, and services, including the faculty, libraries, labs, artistic and cultural activities, and extracurricular activities, as appropriate. There is no cost to the student to attend. The Arlington ISD will pay for tuition, fees and required textbooks to the extent those charges are not waived by Tarrant County College.