Palo Alto College Early College High School

This page is to provide information, updates, and tips to students, parents, and partners of the Palo Alto College - Early College High School program.

The Palo Alto College Early College High School Program proudly partners with 7 high schools from San Antonio, and our surrounding counties. Established 2014
Harlandale STEM
New Frontiers Madla
Somerset ZECLA
Southside ACES

Established 2015
South San Antonio ECA

Established 2017
John F. Kennedy
Memorial High School

Operating as usual


The Jaguar Way-Texas A&M University-San Antonio

***Important Update***

We're thrilled to announce that we are launching a $100,000 scholarship giveaway for prospective freshmen and transfer students!

The Jaguar Scholarship Giveaway officially launches on Monday, January 20th and will end on Friday, March 13th.

For the first six weeks, ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded (five for freshmen and five for transfer students.)

During weeks seven and eight, there will be four $5,000 scholarships awarded (two for freshmen and two for transfer students) each week.

All Freshmen and Transfer students who have completed an application for admission and have submitted the necessary documents for admission including transcripts and test scores are eligible for the scholarship drawings.

Students must demonstrate academic merit by meeting admissions standards and must be admitted to the University and enroll in order to receive the award.

The scholarships will be awarded after all other aid has been added to the student account, and will be equally split for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. This scholarship is for the 2020-2021 academic year and is not renewable.

All prospective freshmen and transfer students are eligible for each drawing every week. However, students are not eligible to receive more than one scholarship as part of this promotional giveaway.

The scholarship drawings will take place each week per the schedule below.

Week 1: Jan 20 to Jan 24
Ten $1,000 scholarships awarded

Week 2: Jan 27 to Jan 31
Ten $1,000 scholarships awarded

Week 3: Feb 3 to Feb 7
Ten $1,000 scholarships awarded

Week 4: Feb 10 to Feb 14
Ten $1,000 scholarships awarded

Week 5: Feb 17 to Feb 21 (Announced at Jaguar Day on Sat., 2/22)
Ten $1,000 scholarships awarded

Week 6: Feb 24 to Feb 28
Ten $1,000 scholarships awarded

Week 7: Mar 2 to Mar 6
Four $5, 000 scholarships awarded

Week 8: Mar 9 to Mar 13
Four $5,000 scholarships awarded

The winners of the scholarship drawings will be notified by phone or email.

All winners will be announced each week on the University’s Enrollment Management social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Announcements may also be made at special events throughout the promotional time period.


The Alamo Colleges District

Celebrate with us!

We are LIVE backstage at Palo Alto College’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony. Our very own #PACGrads will be sharing messages of gratitude to the people who helped them along their educational journey before they walk the stage! #AlamoProud #AlamoColleges #PACGradCam #ClassOf2019

👇 Leave your comments below for our graduates!


Palo Alto College

Attention all 2019 Palomino graduates! Now is your chance to win an early graduation gift for this week's #WinningWednesday 🎁 All you have to do is:
🎓 Decorate your graduation cap
📷 Post a photo in the comments below
#️⃣ Use #PACGrad
One winner will be chosen on Friday, May 10! Get creative! 💡


Let’s see those decorated graduation caps🎓, Class of 2019!

We can't wait to see students walk across the stage at our upcoming commencement ceremonies... ARE YOU READY, GRADS?! 👀🎓 #AlamoGrad #ClassOf2019

2019 Commencement Ceremony Schedule:
▪️St. Philip's College: Friday, May 10 @ 7 p.m.
▪️San Antonio College: Saturday, May 11 @ 10 a.m.
▪️Northwest Vista College: Monday, May 13 @ 7 p.m.
▪️Northeast Lakeview College: Wednesday, May 15 @ 7 p.m.
▪️Palo Alto College: Monday, May 20 @ 6:30 p.m.
📍 Freeman Coliseum


Congratulations, Class of 2019! We are extremely proud of all of you! See you on May 20th!

Our 2019 Commencement Ceremony is around the corner, so our upcoming graduates picked up their caps and gowns today! Grads, be sure to check out our PAC Alumni & Friends Association page to stay connected. #PACproud #PACgrad 🐴🎓👏

[04/05/19]   If you are returning to PAC in the fall to finish pre-requisites for your university major, make sure to submit your scholarship application.


Palo Alto College

Palominos, don’t forget to stop by our job fair tomorrow! Come discover immediate opportunities to network with recruiters, learn about opportunities in your field of study, and get hired!

📆 Wednesday, March 27
🕛 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
📍 Ozuna Legacy Room


Alamo Colleges Foundation

We ❤️ our students, and we know how hard they work to accomplish their goals. National data shows that “transfer students [at universities] from community colleges are the group most likely to graduate”! 🎓


The Alamo Colleges District

Today at 3 p.m. - We are live with Chancellor Mike Flores as he discusses student success and The Alamo Colleges District commitment to “Students First” with special guests. Have questions you want answered? Leave a comment.

📡 A Seat At The Table w/Chancellor Mike Flores | Episode #1
🏫 San Antonio College St. Philip's College Palo Alto College Northwest Vista College Northeast Lakeview College


Come grab some pizza and spend time with President Garza!

President Garza is inviting all students to Pizza with the President, today at noon! Come grab a slice of pizza and introduce yourself, Palominos 🍕

📍 Student Center
🗓️ Thur. Jan. 24
🕛 Noon - 1 p.m.


Welcome back, Palominos! Check out these great tips, and have a wonderful semester!

The Spring 2019 semester begins today for Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College, San Antonio College, Palo Alto College, and St. Philip's College students! Welcome back and follow these 5 tips for getting through the first day of class!


The Alamo Colleges District

The Alamo Colleges District served 12,566 dual credit students in 2018. Dual Credit increases the likelihood that a student will complete high school, enroll in and successfully complete college. Explore Dual Credit opportunities at ➡️


Good morning, Palominos. Be sure to check out this scholarship opportunity!


The Alamo Colleges District

📣 Last call for student submissions! The deadline for the 2018 Holiday E-Card contest is tomorrow, December 7 at noon. Share your original work for the chance to win up to $500 (🥇First Place Prize) from the @Alamo Colleges Foundation. Submit your design at


Congratulations to STEM Early College High School!

Congratulations to the STEM Early College High School robotics team on competing at the BEST Robotics State Championships in Frisco, Texas last weekend and earning 37th place out of 60! The team advanced to the Texas BEST Championship by placing 7th place in the San Antonio BEST Robotics regional competition! The coaches are STEM ECHS Engineering Teachers Jude' Sullivan and Jillian Ozuna. Way to go, Rattlers! #HarlandaleISD


The Alamo Colleges District

Congratulations to The Alamo Colleges District! #StudentsFirst

The Alamo Colleges District is the first community college system ever to win the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

The award is the most prestigious honor an organization can achieve for performance excellence in innovation, efficiency, and leadership.

St. Philip's College San Antonio College, Palo Alto College, Northwest Vista College, Northeast Lakeview College


Palo Alto College

This #VoterRegistrationDay, the Social Media Street Team asked Palominos why it's important to VOTE! ✔️🗳️🐴#VoterReg2018 #PACproud


I spot a few of our ECHS students in these pics! Make sure to tag yourselves.

School is back in session at Palo Alto College! #PACproud


Welcome back, Palominos!

Are your alarms set for the first day of the semester? See you tomorrow, Palominos!🐴


We are excited to welcome the Harlandale STEM class of 2022 for summer Bridge! Welcome, Palominos!


Congratulations to all the Early College High School graduates!! #PACgrad


Congratulations to the first graduating class of Early College High School students! Today, 203 ECHS students crossed the stage to receive their associates degree! ECHS students wore a silver stole as a symbol of their achievement.

Congratulations to the Palo Alto College Class of 2018! #PACgrad


The High School Programs team is proud to celebrate being selected as one of the Top 10 Community Colleges in the nation! #AspenPrize


Palo Alto College

We’re proud to be one of the 10 finalists for the Aspen Prize, the nation’s preeminent recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges! #AspenPrize The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program


Thank you, Councilman Saldana, for recognizing one of our hard working ECHS students!

Meet Melivia Mujica, she is a 1st Generation American, South San Antonio ISD HS Junior, Captain of the Swim Team, Editor of the Newspaper, spokesperson for the Enrichment Club, and member of the National Honor Society. She and I met through Communities In Schools of San Antonio Upward Bound. I heard she was fundraising for an educational summer program in Italy through the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). Because she’s also a UTSA - The University of Texas at San Antonio Pre-freshman Engineering Program (PREP) graduate. A few of us PREP Alumni and supporters got together to help defray the cost and close the gap. Thanks for your donation Marina Alderete Gavito Councilwoman Ana Sandoval, Dr. Rudy Reyna, and Dr Manuel Berriozobal. This future engineer thanks you for helping her reach her potential. PS, She’s also an Early College Palo Alto College student 👩🏽‍🎓


Harlandale ISD

Check out this video showcasing the awesome work STEM students did for Whataburger!

STEM Early College HS students teamed up with Whataburger to create a Rube Goldberg machine that announced the return of Whataburger’s latest limited time offer: The Buffalo Ranch Chicken Strip Sandwich! Way to go, Rattlers!

Check out the video here:



NASA Ames Research Center

Are you a high school student interested in doing space research? Our #GeneLab for High School Training Program at NASA Ames Research Center provides students with hands-on training in the tools and techniques used to analyze space biology data 💻 🔬. Apply now:


Make sure to stop by!

Plan for your future after community college. Over 30 recruiters from a variety of colleges and universities will be on campus today in Legacy Room, located in Ozuna 101, from 10 a.m. to noon.


This is an excellent opportunity for any students interested in Engineering.

My Introduction to Engineering (MITE) Enrichment Program. MITE is a FREE, five-day residential program that offers current high school juniors the opportunity to discover engineering through participation in an engineering team project, hands-on activities, and interactions with engineering students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Deadline to apply is March 15.


Please join us for the High School Programs Parent Night where we will highlight Community Connections and resources. Dr. Mike Flores, President of Palo Alto College will be our guest speaker for this event.

February 13, 2018
6:30-7:30 PM


Stay safe, Palominos. See you on Wednesday!

** UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, all campuses in the Alamo Colleges District are closed Tuesday, Jan. 16. Evening classes are cancelled. **

Due to inclement weather, all campuses in the Alamo Colleges District will be closed until 5 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 16. This includes San Antonio College, Palo Alto College, Northwest Vista College, Northeast Lakeview College, St. Philip's College, The Central Texas Technology Center and The Greater Kerrville Center.

Employees are excused until 5 pm. The Alamo Colleges District Committee-as-a-Whole board meeting will be held as scheduled. We will continue to monitor the weather. Updates will be posted via social media and at: 210-485-0189.


One more day of finals. You got this!


Have a great finals week, Palominos!

It’s finals week, Palominos! Which Primo represents you this week? Comment below.


The Alamo Colleges District

Dr. Bruce Leslie is back with the latest Chat with the Chancellor!

This week’s blog highlights:

-Palo Alto College ranked #1 in the region on Rate My Professors
-Northwest Vista College named a finalist for the national Bellwether Award from the Community College Futures Assembly
-Dr. Leslie provides updates Pathways Project (Alamo Institutes)


Make sure to stop by and visit with the college and university recruiters.

Are you ready to transfer? Recruiters from various universities and colleges will be on campus today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Palomino Center Annex.





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