Early College High School Program

Marfa ISD and area colleges and universities have partnered together to provide a quality dual-credit and early college program to the students of Marfa High School.  University of Texas Permian Basin and Odessa College offer distance learning and on-site courses in English, College Algebra, US History, Economics, American Government, Culinary Arts, and Criminal Justice. These courses are available for our students in grades 9 through 12 that meet the required test scores.

In 2013-2014 the Early College Initiative was started by Superintendent Peters. The Texas Education Agency has awarded Marfa Early College with the ECHS designation. Freshman students are eligible to enroll in an online Music Appreciation course from UTPB in the fall. This course will meet the student’s need for their fine arts credit at both the HS and the college level.  In the spring, a communication/speech course will be offered.

Students competing at least 24 hours before they graduate from high school are eligible for scholarships from UTPB, Odessa College, SRU and the Judd Foundation.

Students are not required to pay for the tuition or fees. The ISD covers these fees, including books through grants and donations from a supportive community. For information, please contact the counselors’ office.