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Soar to New Heights with Vistas Early College High School

Vistas Early College High School is the pathway where students are able to obtain the education they need for the future they envision. 

What is Vistas Early College High School?

Vistas Early College High School is a partnership between Klein ISD and Lone Star – University Park to offer students a unique path and the opportunity to complete a high school diploma and earn up to 60 college hours towards an associate’s degree at no cost to the student or their family. 

What are the benefits of participating in Vistas Early College HS?

The ECHS provides a “seamless” pathway from high school to college by allowing students to gradually integrate into college course work through a traditional high school degree plan plus dual enrollment.  

What does the prospective Vistas ECHS student look like?

  • Are looking for ways to attend college at no cost to them
  • Might be the first in their family to attend college, including those who may be traditionally underrepresented in college admissions
  • Are comfortable in smaller classes on a smaller campus
  • Are willing to provide the energy and focus that it takes to work on their academics both in high school and college coursework
  • Are more interested in student-driven clubs and other activities than participating in school-sponsored activities such as athletics, band, cheerleading
  • Reside in Klein ISD and meet the requirements to be promoted from 8th grade to 9th grade at the end of the 2020/2021 school year
  • Are willing to start their 9th-grade year at Vistas ECHS and continue through all four years until completing both their high school requirements and up to 60 college hours
  • Are willing to attend a two-week Summer Bridge Program in June 2021



How can a prospective student apply?  

Vistas ECHS Applications for Fall 2021 are now open. The application closes on February 26, 2021. The link to the application is available at 

Fill Out Application: Jan 30- Feb 26, 2021

Parent/Student Interviews: February & March 

ECHS Summer Bridge Program: June 2021

For more information on Vistas Early College High School contact Debbie Pennington at  or 832-484-7660.


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