Challenge Early College High School

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Houston Houston ISD Houston Community College’s – West Loop Campus Early College High School
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School Mission

The mission of Challenge Early College High School (CECHS) is to graduate confident, ethically responsible, lifelong learners who are prepared to succeed in higher education and be productive citizens of the world.

TEA Campus Performance

  • Gold Performance Acknowledgements
    • Attendance (2008-09)
    • Advanced Academic Courses (2008-09)
    • AP/IB Results (2008-09)
    • College-Ready Graduates (Class of 2009)
    • Recommended High School Program (Class of 2009)
    • Texas Success Initiative (TSI) ELA
    • Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Mathematics
    • Commended on Reading/ELA
    • Commended on Social Studies
  • Exemplary Rating

Curriculum Overview

All core classes including foreign language are Pre-AP level. Students may take two college courses in 10th grade and up to two additional classes over summer, three to eight courses in 11th grade and up to four additional classes over summer, and six to ten courses in
12th grade.


CECHS was named as one of NEWSWEEK’s America’s Best High Schools in 2010. NEWSWEEK picks the best high schools in the country based on how hard school staffs work to challenge students with advanced-placement college-level courses and tests. Just over 1.600 schools—only 6 percent of all the public schools in the U.S.— made the list.

Student Enrollment

Campus TAKS Results

Percentage Completion