BENCHMARK 1 Target Population

Cantu Early College High School Admission Policy

CECHS Application
Application Process

Letter of Intent 
CECHS Letter of Intent (English)

Letter of Acceptance 
CECHS Letter of Acceptance (English)
CECHS Letter of Acceptance (Spanish)

Cantu Early College High School Recruitment Plan

Recruitment Plan 

Dr. Dennis D. Cantu Early College High School is committed to a recruitment and enrollment plan that will focus on targeting:

Students who are “at-risk” of not graduating as defined by PEIMS and/or who otherwise might not go to college, 
Students who are first-generation college goers, 
Students lacking access to the academic preparation needed to meet college readiness standards , 
Students for whom the cost of college is challenging. 
Students participating in the English as a Second Language Program (ESL) 

Recruitment Strategies:
District Recruitment (Follow district timeline)  
Visit all Middle Schools and present information about ECHS and distribute Applications.  
Parent Information Night
ECHS Open House
Newspaper Advertisement/Publicity
Transition Fairs – 8th graders are invited to our high school transition fair during Spring Semester. 
Middle School Visits – Counselor visit middle schools during 8th grade lunch hour and/or during students’ Career Readiness course to discuss the benefits and opportunities of our ECHS program, answer questions and distribute applications to students.  Visits will be in early Spring Semester.
Phone Conferences – Staff will call students/parents interested in the program to remind them about application deadline.  (All students who received an application during district recruitment day and parent night will be called).  
Social Media – Website, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media will be used to recruit students.
Home school Marque – Events will be advertise throughout the year.

Timeline of Recruitment/Enrollment Events

Recruitment Material
Letter of Intent (English & Spanish)

Cantu Early College High School Brochures & Marketing

CECHS Brochure

CECHS Presentation (English)
CECHS Presentation (Spanish)

Cantu Early College High School Communication Plan

Dr. Dennis D. Cantu Early College High School

     Communication Plan

Dr. Dennis D. Cantu Early College is committed to providing all students from Laredo Independent School District the opportunity to
jump start their college and career.
  Students will be given the opportunity to earn an Associates in Science from Laredo College. 

This communication plan is our way of promoting our school, ensuring all LISD stakeholders are well informed on student opportunities, academic progress and to celebrate achievements.


  • Mail letters
  • Use
  • Schedule Parent Meeting
  • Schedule Parent Nights (Open houses, Meet the Teacher)
  • Keep website current
  • Post on Facebook and Twitter
  • Encourage Parent Volunteers


  • Keep Website Current
  • Post on Facebook and Twitter
  • Use school Marquee for information
  • Include members for Advisory Committee

Institution of High Education

  • Schedule meetings
  • Emails, phone calls for constant communication
  • Include in Planning and Leadership Committees
  • Invite Liaison to ECHS conferences

LISD Magnet  / ECHS Information Guide

ECHS Recruitment Video (English)
ECHS Recruitment Video (Spanish)

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