86R35065 BK-D
  By: Buckley H.R. No. 2023
         WHEREAS, Killeen ISD Early College High School has been named
  a model college and career readiness school by Educate Texas; and
         WHEREAS, Led by principal Kathleen Burke, Early College High
  School is one of only three schools in the state to receive the
  foundation's model designation; the school maintains partnerships
  with Central Texas College and Texas A&M University-Central Texas
  that allow it to offer students the opportunity to earn an associate
  degree concurrently with their high school diploma; and
         WHEREAS, KISD Early College High School opened its doors in
  2015 with 150 students, and within a few short years, it has grown
  to serve a student body of nearly 1,000; the school has
  distinguished itself through its strong academic performance, with
  more than 99 percent of seniors meeting state standards to take
  college courses; on 2018 STAAR tests, ECHS students boasted a
  passing rate of 100 percent in math and social studies, 99 percent
  in science, and 95 percent in reading, and they consistently exceed
  the state average on the PSAT; this year, the school is celebrating
  its first graduating class; all 165 students are on track to earn
  their high school diplomas and 153 are expected to earn their
  associate degrees; and
         WHEREAS, The dedicated, hardworking students and teachers of
  KISD Early College High School have established a record of
  scholastic excellence, and their outstanding efforts are indeed
  deserving of special commendation; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Killeen ISD Early College High
  School on being named a model college and career readiness school by
  Educate Texas and extend to its faculty, staff, and students
  sincere best wishes for continued success; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for KISD Early College High School as an expression of high
  regard by the Texas House of Representatives.