East Central hosted a press conference and pep rally on September 22 in the Performing Arts Center where Texas A&M University-San Antonio launched two new educational initiatives. The Jaguar Excellence Guarantee and Achiever Promise aredesigned to help students who qualify graduate with little to no debt while extending access to the services and experiences that impact a student’s ability to graduate on time with the essential skills employers require. The Achiever Promise, which is part of the Jaguar Excellence Guarantee, offers free tuition to graduating high school seniors in the top 10 percent of their class who enroll at the University. Additionally, graduating high school seniors from an Early College High School in Texas who have at least 30 units of credit are eligible for free tuition.
The event featured performances by East Central High School's Drumline, Honeybees Dance Team and Cheer Team. Speakers included ECHS Principal Shane McKay, Superintendent Roland Toscano and senior Christian Luensmann. The event was streamed live on Facebook and YouTube.