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WASC Accredited

Through June 2018

U.S. News & World Report

Silver Medal School


California PBIS

Bronze Level School


California Department of Education

Honor Roll School 

Since 2015

Gold Ribbon Award


California Distinguished School


AVID Member School

Since 2007

Career Technical Education Partner


Primary College Partner

Since 2006

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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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ECHS Contact Information


Rita Croom

Office Manager




Dr. Dave Martinez





Jami Gulini

High School Counselor




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Monday-Friday when School is in Session

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Today: 8/22/17
All Day: B Day
6:00 PM NMUSD Board of Education Meeting

Upcoming ASB & School Events

ECHS Fundraiser Day

Wednesday, August 23

Come to Chipotle from 4-8 p.m. and ECHS will receive 50% of the proceeds. Download the flyer here and bring with you to Chipotle after school that day.

ECHS Back-to-School Night

Thursday, August 24

ECHS Back-to-School Night will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Food for sale will be available as early as 5:30 p.m. Information flyer was emailed out through School Loop on 8/18.

Minimum Day

Friday, August 25

Minimum Bell Schedule Day

Coastline Community College Classes Begin

Monday, August 28

PTSA Meeting

Thursday, August 31

Please join us for the first PTSA Meeting of the school year in Room 12 at 6:30 p.m. Food will be provided at 6:00 p.m. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Make-Up Picture & Senior Portrait Day

Friday, September 1

All students who need make-up pictures and Senior class portraits will be taken in the MPR.

Labor Day - No School

Monday, September 4

Modified A Day Bell Schedule

Friday, September 8

New ASB Office Elections

Friday, September 8

Elections will be held for all Freshman and any other open ASB offices.

Sky High Sports Night

Friday, September 8

ASB will be holding a Sky High Sports Night for all students to attend that evening at 9 p.m.-11 p.m. Students may stay on their own till 12 with parent permission. Go on the webstore or see Mrs. Croom in the front office to pay for your Sky High Ticket.  For admission and socks $17 with an ASB card $20 without.

School Site Council Meeting

Friday, September 15

All School Site Council members will meet at 8 a.m. in Room 1.

House Competition Day Bell Schedule

Friday, September 22



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