More high school students earn associate degrees from HCC Northeast

By NE Public Relations

Jun 19, 2014

Houston Community College Northeast closed out another academic year with the success of students graduating from college and high school concurrently. This year, there were 40 students who hold the distinction of earning an associate degree from Houston Community College Northeast and a high school diploma from North Houston Early College High School that is located on the HCC Northline Campus. The program was made possible through a partnership with Houston ISD and is offered to high school students within the Houston Community College System. The program is provided at no tuition cost for students, thus providing a pathway for students to affordably earn college degrees. In May, graduates had an opportunity to don their college cap and gown and march across the stage along with other HCC graduates. This fall, the graduates will be able to transfer their college courses toward completing a bachelor degree.

NECHS students from the class of 2014 will attend a variety of universities in Texas and across the nation, with many of them using scholarships earned for academic excellence to cover the cost of pursuing their education.

“We are very proud of the students’ accomplishments and know that they will go on to make even more remarkable achievements in the future,” says Dr. Margaret Ford Fisher, president of HCC Northeast.

The NECHS students’ curriculum includes a combination of both high school and college courses. Students begin at the high school level and then transition to taking classes at the HCC Northline Campus. The structure affords NECHS students the opportunity to take advantage of several academic resources while studying at HCC Northeast. Resources include access to state-of-the-art computer labs, library services as well as tutoring support and instruction from highly qualified faculty.

In addition to the Early College High School, HCC Northeast offers a variety of educational opportunities for high school students, including academic and workforce dual credit across the service area. For more information, call 713.718.8300 or visit

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