SECHS students earn associate degrees prior to graduation
Forming the second-largest class of earners from James M. Steele Early College High School, 14 students will accept their associate degrees two weeks prior to receiving their official high school diplomas.
To qualify, students must have completed 60 hours of dual credit coursework that included requirements to meet the criteria for the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees.
“Earning your associate degree in high school is a great accomplishment and we are so proud of our Steele students,” said Todd Rogers, principal of Steele Early College High School. “Their leadership, dedication and being a positive role model will leave a legacy at Steele for others to follow.”
Officially designated as an Early College High School last year by the Texas Education Association, Steele provides students with a career and collegiate-focused advanced learning environment. That environment allows students to take charge of their educational futures by enrolling in dual-credit high school and collegiate classes at their own pace. Steele focuses on Texas Core courses – those that will transfer to all Texas public colleges and universities – and students can end up classified as a sophomore or junior when enrolling in a four-year college.
Counselors also helped the students choose the courses that best fit their individual pathways, picking classes that could be beneficial with certain degree requirements.
The following is a complete list of Steele Early College High School’s 2023 associate degree earners:
Degree earned from Tarrant County College
|Jocelyn Bridges||Associate of Art|
|Olivia Coker||Associate of Art|
|Nathan Collins||Associate of Art|
|Lane Hamilton||Associate of Art|
|Sara Hancy||Associate of Art|
|Kennen Jose||Associate of Art|
|Kooper Jose||Associate of Art|
|Brayden Junior||Associate of Art|
|Jace Kruse||Associate of Art|
|Kayden Lassen||Associate of Art|
|Zoey Mendez||Associate of Art|
|Logan Neiswender||Associate of Art|
|Phoenix Rainwater||Associate of Art|
|Margaret Silvy||Associate of Art|
Each of the listed students will graduate with their associate degrees from their designated colleges in early May. Following, Steele Early College High School’s graduation will take place on May 26, 2023.
To learn more about Steele Early College High School, please visit their website.