HOUSTON- School spirit is high at the North Houston Early College High School as they celebrate a tremendous accomplishment. This spring, sixty-six students made history and became the first graduating class of their school. Graduates was awarded an Associate’s degree from Houston Community College Northeast in May prior to receiving their high school diploma in June.
Angela Lundy-Jackson, principal of the HISD school, is especially proud of her students and her school. She says, “The North Houston Early College High School is one of the most phenomenal opportunities we have.” Located across the street from HCC’s Northline campus, the school offers traditionally underrepresented students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and an Associate’s degree or up to two years of credit toward a Bachelor’s degree—tuition free. HCC Northeast President, Dr. Margaret Ford Fisher is also pleased to see this vision come into fruition. She notes “We are delighted to partner with North Houston Early College High School to provide access to higher education to traditionally underrepresented students. These students are now equipped with vital tools that will help them to soar.” Principal Lundy-Jackson shared about the numerous scholarship opportunities students have been able to garner. “The students have millions in college scholarship offers”, said Lundy-Jackson. In the fall, students will attend colleges and universities in Texas and across the country, including University of Houston, University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Cornell University and Howard