Texas College

College and Career Readiness Model (CCRM)

Preparing Texas high school students for a successful future

For more than a decade, Educate Texas has helped historically underserved students develop technical skills, earn dual college credit and pursue in-demand career paths. Now, the organization is applying its experience in collaboration with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to better prepare high school students for the future through College and Career Readiness Models (CCRM). 

Offering greater choice in career readiness

Established in August 2017, CCRM combines two proven models — Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (T-STEM) and Early College High School (ECHS) — into a single initiative. A third model, Industry Cluster Innovative Academies (ICIA), provides pathways to help fill the career pipeline in specific industries designated by the Office of the Texas Governor. CCRM creates synergies by consolidating these individual models under one umbrella. This approach to college and career readiness allows schools and districts to choose the model that works best for their student population. 

How CCRM is making a difference

Educate Texas and the TEA, which supported the design and launch of the individual models, will provide assistance to more than 300 designated campuses across Texas by:

  1. Providing tailored coaching — on-site and virtually — for each campus to address specific leadership team needs
  2. Creating an integrated network of college and career readiness schools that can share best practices and help identify and resolve challenges
  3. Establishing communication tools across the network to better highlight successes and share learning

School Locator

A.C.E.S. Early College High School

A.C.E.S. Early College High School
Southside ISD
Alamo Colleges - Palo Alto
San Antonio, TX
29.2363642, -98.4733373

Achieve Early College High School

Achieve Early College High School
McAllen ISD
South Texas College
McAllen, TX
26.220666, -98.2555966

Brownsville Early College High School

Brownsville Early College High School
Brownsville ISD
Texas Southmost College
25.9964301, -97.5788975