During the 87th Texas Legislature in 2021, Senate Bill 1888 established the Texas First Early High School Completion Program to allow public high school students who demonstrate early readiness for college to graduate early from high school.
The purpose of the Texas First Early High School Completion Program, in conjunction with the Texas First Scholarship Program, is to promote efficiency in the state public education system and incentivize the enrollment of high performing students at eligible institutions within the state of Texas.
For the 2022–2023 school year, each public high school must provide a written notification to each high school student and the student’s parent or guardian listing the eligibility criteria for the Texas First Early High School Completion Program and Texas First Scholarship Program.
The Texas First Diploma does not guarantee automatic admission for students. Students can apply to any college or university they choose. However, the scholarship will only apply toward participating universities.