Dr Wright Lassiter Early College High School


Early College High School is located on the El Centro College campus at 801 Main Street in downtown Dallas. The main building for the campus is at the intersection of Main and Lamar Streets, and the administrative office is in the A building on the basement level. The campus is two blocks south of the West End Transit Center. Students accepted to the school receive free DART passes for transportation.

El Centro College: Main Campus


Early College Program

ECHS students take their high school classes on an accelerated schedule that covers a semester’s material every nine weeks. High school classes meet between 12:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. every day. This schedule allows students to take tutoring and college classes in the mornings. Students and their families are encouraged to schedule college classes, medical, and dental appointments in the morning to avoid missing afternoon classes.



Students usually enter ECHS at the beginning of their ninth grade year. Space is sometimes available for a few students in tenth or eleventh grade. The application period usually follows the Dallas ISD magnet school application schedule.

ECHS applications are available at www.dallasisd.org, at the District’s Magnet Fair, and from the school’s office.

There are several steps in the application process:
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