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LBJ Early College High School

At LBJ Early College High School, students are not only preparing for college tomorrow, they are attending college today. LBJ offers students the opportunity to graduate with an Austin ISD diploma in one hand and an associate’s degree from Austin Community College in the other—for free. 

As part of the 2017 Bond Program, LBJ will receive modernized learning spaces that benefit all students, including improvements to the LBJ Medical High School program, which is offered in partnership with the Seton Healthcare Family. Additionally, the Liberal Arts and Sciences Academy (LASA) transitioned out of the LBJ campus, which has freed up space to grow programs and facilitate collaborative learning experiences

In 2019, the LBJ Campus Architectural Team (CAT) was formed to give guidance to the project team as they designed the LBJ modernization. This first phase is a part of a broader Long-range Plan to modernize the entire facility over time through future voter-approved bond packages. 

Phase one construction began in June 2021 and includes:

  • A two-story media center at the core of the campus comprising the library, common areas and small group rooms.
  • Lecture halls for the Health Professions Program (P-Tech)—a program that gives students opportunities to apply their skills in real-world situations. 
  • Updated courtyard and added street trees around the perimeter of the campus, funded by the Keep Austin Beautiful grant. 
  • A community room at the front of the campus.

Project Timeline

*Timeline and rendering subject to change

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Key Information

  • Modernization Budget: $22,000,000
  • Total Budget: $25,575,000
  • Anticipated Opening Date: Fall 2022
  • Trustee: LaTisha Anderson
  • Location: 7309 Lazy Creek Dr., Austin, Texas 78724
  • Existing Capacity: 902
  • Planned Capacity: 1,842
  • 2016/2017 Utilization: 105%

Project Team

  • Architecture & Engineering Team:
  • Construction-Management-at-Risk Team:
  • Campus Architectural Team:
    • Jon Bailey, Principal
    • Sheila Henry, Executive Director of High School Operations
    • Alexandria Smith, Teacher
    • Brenda Ricketson, Teacher
    • Carlos Lopez, Teacher
    • Cynthia Gonzales, Academy Director
    • Darien Garcia Pena, Counselor
    • John Fletcher, Teacher
    • Karen Brown, Parent Support Specialist
    • Keatra Nesbitt, Teacher
    • Lavell Lathan, Teacher
    • Mattie Meredith-Tate, Project Specialist
    • Nick Dellas, Teacher
    • Shakira Hamilton-Adams, Counselor
    • Barbara Scott, Community Member
    • Betty Johnson, Community Member
    • Helen Miller, Community Member
    • Keisha Jones, Community Member
    • Para Agboga, Community Member
    • Raul Maya, Community Member