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• Rotary Club gets educated on Early College HS program

ECHS and Rotary

Silsbee Early College High School Student Coordinator Mona Bodle and Principal Paul Trevino, made a presentation on Thursday morning to the Hardin County Rotary Club on the newly implemented Early College Program at Silsbee High School.

The program currently has 40 freshmen students enrolled with the opportunity to obtain 60 college credit hours by the end of their senior year.

The program provides dual credit at no cost to students, which offers rigorous instruction and accelerated courses. It also provides academic and social support services to help students succeed with increased college readiness while reducing the barriers to college access.

The program has been taking applications from eighth grade students at Edwards Johnson Memorial Silsbee Middle School for the next Early College class, Trevino and Bodle told the Rotary Club.

Silsbee High School is one of 164 designated Early College High Schools in the state by the Texas Education Agency.

Hardin County Rotary Club has been instrumental as a partner of Silsbee ISD with its Readers From Rotary, a program to supply books to first grade students of Silsbee Elementary.

Big thanks go to the Hardin County Rotary Club for hosting Ms. Bodle and Mr. Trevino.