Pasadena Early College High School

at Central Campus

Pasadena Early College High School (PECHS) is a partnership between San Jacinto College and Pasadena Independent School District (PISD). PECHS is housed at Pasadena High School (PHS). Ninth and 10th grade students attend high school and college classes at PHS. Eleventh and 12th grade students attend college courses at San Jacinto College Central campus. Participants in the program entering in their ninth grade year are chosen by a selection process established by PECHS. Students classified as high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolling in college-level courses as part of this program must meet the following requirements to be admitted for concurrent enrollment.

  1. Incoming ninth graders must submit a PECHS application prior to application deadlines.
  2. Submit a San Jacinto College admission application at
  3. Submit official scores on COMPASS/THEA test.
  4. Meet the current academic standing rules of San Jacinto College to continue enrollment in college-level courses.