Team SISD has become a leader in providing dual credit opportunities for students. The district opened three new early college programs – Falcon Early College at Eastlake High School, Empire Early College at El Dorado High School and Pebble Hills Early College at Pebble Hills High School – for the 2019-2020 school to give more high school students the opportunity to get ahead and save money in future college costs. SISD is the only school district in the region and one of a few in Texas to offer an early college high school program at each one of its comprehensive high schools. Students in early college programs graduate with up to 60 college credit hours or an associate degree along with their high school diploma.
Through early college programs, advanced academic academies, and various degree plans at every high school, Team SISD has substantially increased dual credit courses available to students.