ODESSA -- Presidio students are getting a chance to get ahead in college before they're even done with high school.
The Meadows Foundation of Texas, UTPB and presidio ISD have partnered to provide support to reduce or eliminate the cost of the first year of college.
Today, UTPB held a press conference to answer questions about the new program, called the William Sosa Early College High School.
State Senator Kel Seliger was at UTPB to say what he believes makes it so worthwhile.
"The partnership between university of texas and presidio is making a difference in the lives of these kids, one after another after another in large numbers. it is one of the few things in public education and higher education in the state of texas that's an absolute success, because it's doing it with no state money."
Hector Montemayor, an early college student in the program, shared what the program does.
"They give us habits of college, they give us college courses, it gives us a really big start towards college life"
At risk students have the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and up to 60 college credit hours by taking courses online.
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