College and High School Relations

Welcome to College and High School Relations

From the moment students begin taking college courses at Austin Community College (ACC), a new door of opportunity opens. Choosing to start college while in high school is a major decision. This choice demonstrates that students are focused on preparing for your future by taking the most advanced form of learning while in high school. College is not easy but once a student gets started, our team is committed to ensuring their success in the college classroom and planning for the future.

Being a college student enables a person to have a level of independence and be in charge of their learning. With independence also comes maturity. College students are expected to learn and understand their rights and responsibilities (this includes high school students taking college courses). The Office of College and High School Relations (CHSR) at ACC provides a variety of support services to assist students in their transition of beginning college while in high school.

This website is an additional resource to assist high school students with navigating the College, resources, and supports to ensure success. What students learn inside and outside the classroom is essential to their growth and development as a college student. Most importantly, students will learn how to ask for help and self-advocate.

ACC and the College and High School Relations team are honored to be able to contribute to a student’s educational pursuits and we look forward to cheering on each student and watching them succeed!

Much success on this journey,

Shasta C. Buchanan, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President – College and High School Relations