About ECHS AVID Bell Schedules Campus Map Coastline Community College ECHS Calendar Enrollment and Registration Information Faculty and Staff Interested in ECHS? Principal's Letter Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) Webstore
Student Activities Counseling & Guidance ECHS Community Service NMUSD Links
Board of Education Community Service Community-Based Support Programs PTSA
Career Resources Academic School Profile California State Content Standards Community Service Financial Aid Lunch Menu/Nutrition PBIS - Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports Student Handbook Williams Notice
Front Office

PBIS Bronze Award Logo

California Department of Education Logo

Gold Ribbon School Logo

California Distinguished School Logo


WASC Accredited

Through June 2018

PBIS Bronze Level


CDE Honor Roll


Gold Ribbon Award


CA Distinguished




U.S. News & World Report

Silver Medal School


AVID Member School

Since 2007

Career Technical Education Partner


Primary College Partner

Since 2006

Online Flyers

Early College High School PEachjar Website

Mobile Application

THANK YOU to our 2017-18 Costa Mesa Business Supporters


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.


ECHS WASC Visitation Countdown


Principal's Newsletters Archive


Follow Dr. Martinez on Twitter at @DrDaveMartinez or Instagram at davemartinez52



8:00 AM-4:30 PM

Monday-Friday when School is in Session

I Want To...
Do You Want More Information about ECHS?
Information about Early College High School and Important Dates for Prospective Students
Today: 10/20/17
12:00 AM Late Start Traditional Day
12:10 PM Fall Festival

Upcoming ASB & School Events

Fall Festival Week

Monday, Oct 16 - Friday, Oct 20

PTSA/ASB Fam Jam Carnival

Saturday, Oct 21

Our ECHS PTSA and ASB will be co-hosting a fair to be held at ECHS that will be open to all ECHS families and friends. There will be games and activities for all ages.

Red Ribbon Week

Monday, Oct 23 - Friday, Oct 27

District Professional Development Day - No School

Wednesday, Nov 1

Coastline Community College Field Trip

Wednesday, Nov 1

All students are welcome to attend a field trip on this day to the Coastline Community College - Newport Beach campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation and a free lunch will be provided. Meet at ECHS at 9:30 a.m. and arrive back by 2:30 p.m. This trip will be limited to 50 students and Seniors will be given first priority to go.

Modified A Day Bell Schedule/Student Safe Driving Assemblies

Friday, Nov 3

Safe Student Driving Assemblies will be held every period on this day in the MPR where all students will be able to attend during his/her open period. Parent are also welcome to attend any of one of the 4 assemblies. These assemblies are being presented by Impact Teen Drivers and the CHP, and hosted by our PTSA.

Veterans Day Observed - No School

Friday, Nov 10

Giving Thanks Week

Monday, Nov 13 - Friday, Nov 17

ECHS Meal Fundraiser

Wednesday, Nov 15

Come on by Papa Murphy's Take N Bake on 2300 Harbor Blvd., Ste. N-7 between 11:00am- 8:00pm and purchase a pizza. Mention ECHS and our school will receive back 20% of the bill. Flyer is forthcoming.

PTSA Meeting

Thursday, Nov 16

Please join us for our PTSA Meeting in Room 12 at 6:30 p.m. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

School Site Council Meeting

Friday, Nov 17

School Site Council will meet in Room 1 at 8:00 a.m.

House Competition Day

Friday, Nov 17

Financial Literacy Seminar #2

Saturday, Nov 18

Come join us for the second of four Financial Literacy Seminars hosted by the PTSA and presented by the Wells Fargo Community Outreach Program. The second seminar is titled Exploring Options to Pay for College, Financial Aid Myths and Realities, Understanding Student Loans. All students and families are welcome to attend this free seminar. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

College Application Success Campaign Event

Tuesday, Nov 21

Our Class of 2018 will be submitting their college applications on this day and taking part in a luncheon with their parents and community members celebrating this important step in continuing their education. All 9th-11th graders will be taking part in breakout college panel discussion sessions on this day as well. A special B Day bell schedule will be run where class periods will be 75 minutes long.

Thanksgiving Break - No School

Wednesday, Nov 22 - Friday, Nov 24

ECHS Information Night

Thursday, Nov 30

All prospective students and parents are welcome to come learn about ECHS, the application process and much more from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the MPR. We encourage you to see what ECHS can offer to you! Spanish interpretation will be provided.

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