College & Career Readiness School Models

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What is an Early College High School?

The Texas College and Career Readiness School Models (CCRSM) are open enrollment programs that blend high school and college coursework to help historically underserved and at-risk students develop technical skills, earn college credentials and degrees, and pursue in-demand career paths

Programs of Study

Advanced Manufacturing 
Animation & Gaming 
Aviation & Aeronautical Science
Biotechnology 
Business Administration
Construction
Criminal Justice
Cybersecurity
Education & Training
Engineering & Robotics
Global Arts & Communication
Healthcare Diagnostics
Patient Care Technician
STEM Management

Advanced Manufacturing
Animation & Gaming
Aviation & Aeronautical Science Biotechnology
Business Administration

Construction
Criminal Justice
Cybersecurity
Education & Training
Engineering & Robotics

Global Arts & Communication
Healthcare Diagnostics
Patient Care Technician
STEM Management

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What are the benefits of joining an Early College High School?

In a College & Career Readiness School Model, students can do the following:
  • Earn free college credit
  • Learn from local businesses in a work-based learning setting
  • Receive additional academic support for the college courses in which they are enrolled
  • Earn industry certifications allowing them to join the workforce after graduation

What Early College High Schools are available in RISD?

Richardson ISD is home to 4 different College & Career Readiness School Models.

T-STEM (Texas Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Initiative)

  • Berkner High School STEM Academy

P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School)

  • Richardson Healthcare Careers Academy
  • Lake Highlands High School’s Wildcat College & Career Academy
  • Pearce High School’s Mustang Collegiate Academy

For enrollment information and an enrollment form for Lake Highlands and Pearce, please visit the program websites above.

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T-STEM (Texas Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Initiative)

P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School)

Richardson Healthcare Careers Academy
Lake Highlands High School’s Wildcat College & Career Academy
Pearce High School’s Mustang Collegiate Academy

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pearce collegiate academy
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