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At the PCA Early College High School, our mission is to provide the appropriate amount of support to mentor our students to become successful, autonomous college students with both academic and personal skills who are prepared to pursue additional college credits or enter a career as they become effective citizens and leaders of this world. 

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Candice Hardin – Coordinator –

Kay Jones – ECHS Administrative Assistant/Mentor  –

Dana Pearson –  ECHS Mentor Teacher –

Stephanie McClenny –  ECHS Lead Teacher –

Shelly Sanderson –  ECHS Mentor Para –

John Oliver – ECHS Bus Driver

Hannah Wallace – High School English 3 & 4 Teacher –

Matt Mettlen – High School Algebra II & PreCal Teacher –

Pineywoods Community Academy Early College High School (PCA ECHS) is a program within the high school that allows students an opportunity to receive both a high school diploma and either an associate degree, certification, or at least 60 credit hours toward a baccalaureate degree. Our students are currently enrolled in various programs and dual credit courses leading to a future career including:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • General Studies
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration
  • Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Surgical Technology
  • Theatre 
  • Welding Technology

We also have students enrolled in the East Texas Cosmetology College as well as Legends Barber College. 

If you missed the parent presentation, click below to view:

ECHS Parent Presentation

2021-2022 PCA ECHS Parent Presentation

ECHS Program Orientation Videos 2020-2021

ECHS Tour of Angelina College     Email Etiquette     Syllabus - Timeline - Planner  

 ECHS Tour of Angelina College           Email Etiquette                                              Syllabus-Timeline-Planner

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Fall 2021 Finals

AC Finals – December 3rd through 10th 

AC Thanksgiving Break

AC Thanksgiving Break – November 24th through 26th as compared to PCA’s break from November 22nd through 26th 


AC MidSemester – October 15, 2021

1st Class Day

AC 1st day of Fall 2021 – August 23rd

AC Commencement

May 8th -  AC Commencement Ceremony (more information to come as it becomes available)

Spring Final Exams

Spring 2021 Final Exams are May 3rd – 6th 

AC Spring Subterms

If you are in a minimester, the dates are as follows: 

Subterm 1 – January 11th through March 5th 

Subterm 2 – March 15th through May 6th 

PCA Spring Break

PCA will have spring break from April 12th through April 16th. Angelina College classes will still be in session. Please continue to follow your course timeline and due dates during this week. 

Last Day to Drop

The last day to drop a course is March 31, 2021. 

AC Spring Break

Angelina College Spring Break – March 8th through 12th. PCA still has school. 

PCA Winter Break

PCA will have winter break from February 15th through February 19th. Angelina College classes will still be in session. Please continue to follow your course timeline and due dates during this week. 

AC Midterm Grades

Midterm grade letters go out to parents after posted. Midterm is March 5, 2021. 

Spring 2021 Semester Begins

The Spring 2021 Term begins on Monday, January 11th.

AC Subterm 1 Ends

Angelina College subterm 1 courses end on October 16th and subterm 2 courses begin on October 19th

Angelina College Midterm Grades

Midterm grades for Angelina College will be posted to Blackboard accounts by October 19th