Odessa Career and Technical Early College High School (OCTECHS) is an accelerated and technology-based high school program located on the Odessa College (OC) campus. OCTECHS will average between 400-500 students for the 2022-2023 school year and will accept approximately 125 incoming Freshmen. Over four years, our students take about 20 honors-level high school classes from certified ECISD teachers and approximately 20 college classes from OC professors. As a result, our students graduate with BOTH a high school diploma and a college associate degree (worth 60+ college hours) at the end of their senior year. In addition, students accepted into our program take their college classes tuition-free.
OCTECHS is looking for self-motivated, punctual students who accept the challenge of rigorous classes that require daily and weekend homework and writing-intensive assignments. Our students receive a Chromebook laptop for working on their coursework in Schoology and Blackboard. In addition, our students choose from eight workforce education degree plans for their associate degree: Automotive Technology, Business Leadership, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Energy Technology, Occupational Safety & Environmental Technology, and Welding Technology. Unfortunately, due to the nature and time commitment needed for these programs, high school extracurriculars such as athletics, band, choir, dance, etc., are not available.
If you are willing to work hard, participate in all your classes, manage your daily homework, attend tutoring, have excellent attendance, and strive for consistent A’s and B’s, OCTECHS may be the place for you! We hope so!