HCISD Counselors get student perspective at ECHS

Counselors at the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District came together for a twist on their meeting on Nov. 28.

Early College High School offered to host the educational session to provide counselors the opportunity to see what a typical day was like for an ECHS student. Students from the Mentoring Program jumped at the chance to share their experience, and let the audience know their progress in secondary and higher education.

“Our goal is for them to leave today with a clear understanding of the students that come to ECHS, and the benefits of our program for their academic and professional future,” said Angel Paxton, principal at ECHS.

Counselors were able to tour the facility, and get an idea of the learning environment at ECHS. When completed, the group made their way to Texas State Technical College (TSTC), the campus’ higher education partner.

The focused remained on ECHS, and how the two educational facilities worked together to advance the education of students. To enroll in classes at TSTC, the students have to meet a set of qualifications, and uphold standards to continue the next semester. Student testimonials and the presentations at both campuses drove home the responsibility they hold by selecting this route of education.

Meetings are held to support the charge of providing all students the opportunity to develop the academic, social, personal, college and career competencies needed to prepare them for post-secondary options.

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  1. I am so proud of the Mentoring program at ECHS. RJ Garcia, their Mentor Leader, is doing an amazing job organizing the mentors and making sure that this program follows the vision and goals for a strong and successful program. The mentors provide transitional support for our 9th graders and are the ambassadors for our campus. Congratualtions to all of these wonderful young men and ladies for the outstanding job they do and thank you to the HCISD counselors and Mrs. Sandra Tovar for your continued support of our school. GO Owls!

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