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Since 2007

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Since 2006

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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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Upcoming ASB & School Events

ECHS Fundraiser Day

Wednesday, September 20

Come to Raising Cane's from 4:30-9:30 p.m. and ECHS will donate the proceeds to the Hurricane Relief Effort. Download the flyer here and bring with you to Raising Cane's after school that day.

House Competition Day

Friday, September 22

Back to School Dance

Friday, September 29

7-10 p.m. in the MPR. More information is forthcoming.

5th Year Program and College Financial Aid Night

Thursday, October 5

Come to an information presentation conducted by Dr. Dana Emerson (Dean of Instruction) and Steve Woodyard (Director of Financial Aid) from Coastline Community College to hear about the 5th year program for ECHS students and college financial aid options that exist for families. This presentation is open to all ECHS students and families. The presentation will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. with Q & A in our MPR. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Financial Literacy Seminar #1

Saturday, October 7

Come join us for the first of four Financial Literacy Seminars hosted by the PTSA and presented by the Wells Fargo Community Outreach Program. The first seminar is titled Developing Credit and Debt Strategies. All students and families are welcome to attend this free seminar from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

PSAT Testing (AVID 11th Graders)

Wednesday, October 11

All AVID 11th graders will be taking the PSAT during the morning hours. Good luck to all of you!

End of the First Quarter

Friday, October 13

PTSA Rummage Sale

Saturday, October 14

The event will be held on our front lawn from 8 a.m. to noon. Come on out and support our PTSA!


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