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High School Programs

Still in high school? Mountain View College offers a number of programs designed to help high school students get on the fast track to a college education. Explore these programs to find one that fits your goals and interests.

In partnership with local high schools, the colleges of Dallas County Community College District are able to offer college courses, taught by approved adjunct instructors to qualified high school students for college credit. Students are able to earn credit for both the high school class as well as earning college credit at the same time, hence the term dual credit. These college credits from Mountain View College are transferable, cost less than regular undergraduate tuition, and prepare students for the anticipated rigor of higher education.

All students enrolled in a dual credit and early college high school dual credit course, regardless of their choice to register for college credit or take it for high school credit only, should expect the course rigor and student expectations to compare to the rigor and expectations placed on university level undergraduate students enrolled in the same on campus course at Mountain View College.

Dual Credit — gives qualified high school students an opportunity to earn college credit while completing high school requirements.

Early College High Schools — are a partnership with the colleges of DCCCD to provide pathways of dual credit courses that lead towards college-level career and technical education certificates and associate degrees.

Texas Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (TexPREP) — is a summer enrichment program that provides pre-college students the opportunity to study science, technology, engineering and math in a college setting.

Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College High School at Mountain View College — provides area high school students the opportunity to earn and accumulate enough dual credit or college credit at Mountain View College to graduate from both high school and community college.


Early College High School at MVC 


The Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College High School at Mountain View College is a nonmagnet school that opened in August 2006, through a partnership between Mountain View College and the Dallas Independent School District. 

Through academic effort, motivation and collaboration, students at Trinidad ”Trini” Garza Early College High School at Mountain View College have the ability to earn and accumulate enough dual credit or college credit at Mountain View College to graduate from both high school and community college. 

Highlights of recent accomplishments and awards include: 
  • Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College High School at Mountain View College has been listed as one of the best high schools in America by the Daily Beast/Newsweek. Only 17 schools in Dallas were selected, and Garza Early College was the only early college high school to receive the honor in Dallas. 
  • Recognized in 2012 as one of the best schools in the nation as the winner of the National Center for Urban School Transformation award 
  • Also recognized in 2012 as one of the Top 10 Public High Schools in North Texas by Children at Risk 
  • Recognized as a Texas Honor Circle Campus for High Academic Performance and Good Fiscal Planning (2013) 

For up-to-date information, please visit Dallas ISD’s Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College High School Web page.