Students can earn their high school diploma and an Associate's degree or up to 60 college credit hours in the time it takes to graduate from high school. It is possible through Infinity Early College High School, a partnership between New Caney ISD and Lone Star College-Kingwood. After opening in September 2013, the provides tuition free college advancement to low income youth, first generation college students, English language learners, and others who are typically underrepresented in college. The program is based on the principle that academic rigor, combined with the opportunity to save time and money, is a powerful motivator for students to work hard.
Currently over 200 students in grades 9-11 are currently pursuing an associate degree while in high school.
"This is a unique opportunity for those students who probably wouldn't think about going on to college," Karen Smithson, former principal of Infinity EC said. "We can immerse these students into a college curriculum and help them on their way to a degree."
Early College High School is housed at the New Caney ISD Annex.
To learn more about the program or for questions, contact current principal, Becky Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (281)577-8600.