EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION SINCE 1982
since-1982

Travis Early College High School – San Antonio, TX

Award Year 2017

Exemplary High Performing Schools

Travis Early College High School

1915 N. Main Avenue
San Antonio, TX, 78212-3943

(210) 738-9830

Ms. Adrianna Liza Arredondo, Principal at time of Nomination

Charter School, Title I School, Choice School

San Antonio Independent School District

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Student Demographics

  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 4%
  • Hispanic: 94%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 100%
 

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Travis ECHS students prepare to transition to their next class.

Travis ECHS students prepare to transition to their next class.

Summary

At Travis Early College High School, teachers, staff members, students, and their families believe that making the college dream a reality is possible for all children. With the opportunity to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and an associate degree, students at TECHS embody this fundamental principal daily. Targeting students who are economically disadvantaged, historically underrepresented in higher education, and who will be first-generation college graduates, TECHS provides a safe, supportive environment wherein both high expectations and student achievement know no bounds.

Partnered with San Antonio College, TECHS allows students to gain valuable college experience and course credits without the stress or financial burden of tuition and book fees. TECHS further supports students in this challenging endeavor through AVID. All students are enrolled in an AVID elective course to refine organizational and study skills, while teachers implement AVID strategies with core curriculum to deepen critical thinking and boost students' college readiness.

Academic counseling and service learning projects foster a culture of academic excellence and community involvement. Teachers at TECHS plan vertically in cross-curricular teams to provide students with appropriate academic interventions and instructional enrichment. In every TECHS classroom, students are encouraged to read, write, and communicate actively among their peers and with the teacher. Over the years, TECHS has earned such distinctions as a national ranking on the Best High Schools list for the U.S. News and World Report while TECHS students have earned prestigious academic recognitions: QuestBridge College Match Scholar, Dell Scholars, National Hispanic Scholar, and others.