BISD and UTB/TSC opened the Brownsville Early College High School (BECHS) in August
2008 at the Clearwater Campus. BECHS is a limited enrollment school designed to enable students to achieve two years of college credit, tuition free, at the same time they are earning a high school diploma. Additionally, BECHS is designed to boost graduation rates and increase the number of high school students prepared for post-secondary success. Roni Rentfro was the first BECHS principal.