New high school to offer associate degrees

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As early as fall 2014, parents in the Arlington school district will send their high school freshman to a Tarrant County College campus.

Geared toward first-generation college students, an Early College High School is expected to open at TCC’s Southeast campus where students will receive instruction and textbooks for free.

The campus will enable students to simultaneously earn diplomas and associate degrees upon graduation, Superintendent Marcelo Cavazos told a sold-out crowd at an annual State of the District Address on Monday.

Eighth-graders will be eligible to start submitting applications as early as February, and the high school is expected to open with 100 freshmen and take on an additional 100 students each year.

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