Southeast Campus has a long tradition of cooperation with both Arlington and Mansfield Independent School Districts. The relationship with MISD has reached a new milestone with the creation of the TCC SE Mansfield ISD Early College High School (ECHS) at Timberview. The high school begins with ninth-grade students and has the mission “to develop scholars, thoughtful leaders and engaged citizens to earn their high school diploma and up to sixty hours of college credit and/or associate’s degree.” The goal of the faculty and staff of the ECHS is to “train students to think, act and lead as a college student.”
Unlike the Arlington Collegiate High School, the Mansfield ECHS is located in a designated wing of the traditional Timberview High School, allowing students to take advantage of the clubs and activities, not only of their ECHS, but also of the larger, Timberview student body. However, ECHS students’ main focus is academics. They do not participate in UIL athletics or fine arts. They choose to focus their energies on learning college-level curriculum and finishing high school with an associate degree.
ECHS students have full access to TCC services such as advising, the library, the Reading/Writing Center and the Math Lab. They can travel to the Southeast Campus or, when requested, librarians and other staff will go to the Timberview Campus to assist faculty. TCC Southeast Campus is excited to enter this arrangement and looks forward to watching these students become part of the TCC Southeast family. The school has been in operation since August of this year, but Southeast Campus will celebrate the official dedication with Mansfield ISD on November 10, 2017.