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2018-19 ECHS Applications Are Here!

Calling all new ECHS students! The 2018-19 ECHS Applications are available here to download. You may also pick up an application at our main office or at your middle school site starting February 1st. All applications must be HANDWRITTEN and turned into the ECHS main office for you to be considered for enrollment. All applications will need to be turned in by March 16th if you want to know if you will be accepted by March 24th. If you have any questions, please call 714-424-4780.

Events for Prospective Students

We also have other opportunities for prospective families and students interested in attending ECHS for the upcoming 2018-19 school year by clicking here for our 2018 Events. There are opportunities for student shadow days, campus tours, and our Open House in the upcoming months. If you have any questions, please call 714-424-4780.

ECHS WASC Visitation Countdown - March 11-14, 2018


Be involved with our PTSA this school year. Learn more about the PTSA at www.echsptsacm.org.

ECHS Mission Statement

Early College High School genuinely engages a wide spectrum of students by offering a complete and rigorous curriculum, supported by technology and aligned to student interests and educational standards. Flexible and innovative coursework with an applied learning focus is provided in a challenging and supportive environment. Students will earn a high school diploma and transferrable general education college credits, enabling them to attend college and pursue a career path.


ECHS Vision Statement

Early College High School is a collaborative effort between the Newport-Mesa Unified School District and Coastline Community College. The program is structured to provide successful, challenging, and meaningful experiences for all students. ECHS is an academic program intended to enable students to pursue postsecondary education and a career path. Students are offered the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and meet university entrance requirements. Students also take college courses for which they receive college units through dual enrollment.

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February Announcements



Upcoming ASB & School Events

Presidents Break - No School

Friday-Tuesday, Feb 16-20

Prospective ECHS Student Shadow Day

Friday, Feb 23

For more information on how you can shadow an ASB student for part or the whole school day, call 714-424-4780.

ECHS Wahoo's Family Fundraiser

Wednesday, Feb 28

Come on by Wahoo's on 1862 Placentia Ave. anytime during business hours (11am-9pm) and bring our ECHS flyer. Download our Wahoo's Fundraiser Flyer.

Blood Drive

Friday, Mar 2

Sign up for the Blood Drive and receive community service for your donation. More information is forthcoming and will be provided in the Front Office.

Make a Wish Club Movie Night

Friday, Mar 2

Make a Wish Club is hosting a movie night in the MPR in order to fundraise for the Make a Wish Foundation. Vote here for your favorite movie

YES Program 

Fridays, Mar 2, 9 & 16

Open to all grade levels in learning essential career-related skills leading to employment. Sessions will occur from 8-9:55 a.m. in Room 1. More information is available through the YES flyer.

WASC Visitation

Sunday-Wednesday, Mar 11-14

Welcome to our WASC Visitation Committee on these 4 days!

PTSA Meeting

Thursday, Mar 15

You are welcome to join us for dinner at 6 p.m. and the general meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 12. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

School Site Council Meeting

Friday, Mar 16

School Site Council Meeting for all School Site Council members will be at 8 a.m. in Room 1.

House Competition Schedule

Friday, Mar 16

ECHS Yogurtland Family Fundraiser

Tuesday, Mar 20

Come by Yogurtland at 1450 Baker Street in Costa Mesa from 11am-11pm. Mention ECHS or show the cashier the flyer at check out. Yogurtland flyer

Open House

Thursday, Mar 22

Principal's presentation on the state of the school will occur in the MPR from 6-6:30 p.m. Spanish interpretation will be provided for this session. All current and prospective students and their families are welcome to come to school to visit our teachers, classrooms and information tables from 6:30-8:00 p.m. $5 dinners for purchase from our ASB will also be provided.

Minimum School Day Schedule & End of the Third Quarter

Friday, Mar 23

Spring Break - No School

Monday-Friday, Mar 26-30

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The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, practices, and employment shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the Superintendent.  Any school employee who witnesses an incident of unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, retaliation, or bullying, shall immediately intervene to stop the incident when it is safe to do so.  Compliance Officer Contact Information: Associate Superintendent, Chief Human Resources Officer, 2985 Bear St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714-424-5041