We’re excited to introduce the TEXAS FIRST PROGRAM. This prestigious opportunity enables you to graduate early with the Distinguished Level of Achievement AND receive a scholarship for college.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA), in coordination with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), established the Texas First Early High School Completion Program. This program allows public high school students who demonstrate early readiness for college to graduate early from high school.
To be eligible for an award under the program, a student must:
- Have graduated early (one semester or more) from high school under the Texas First Early High School Completion Program
- Texas residency
- FAFSA completion
- At least 22 high school credits and a final GPA equivalent to 3.0 or higher
- Additional academic requirements, including college readiness test scores, STAAR exam participation, and demonstration of mastery in various subjects
Parents and students interested in the Texas First Prorgam or accelerated instruction, please visit with the Paint Rock ISD High School Counselor, Mr. Pyburn, or check out the following links: