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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

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.

Environmental Issues Fair

Tuesday, Dec 5

Come see our 9th graders present on their Environmental Issues Project at the Muth Interpretive Center at Back Bay from 6-8:30 p.m. Judging results of the projects will be held from 8:30-9 p.m.

Bake Sale

Friday, Dec 8

Holiday Bake Sale for students and staff during lunch supporting our ASB.

Winter Movie Night

Friday, Dec 8

ECHS Movie Night will be in the MPR from 6-8 p.m. Food and beverages for purchase will be provided. Come enjoy Disney's A Nightmare Before Christmas on our new big screen.

Winter Music Concert

Tuesday, Dec 12

Come and see our ECHS Guitar Class and Vocal Ensemble Club perform under the direction of Coastline Community College Professor Dmitry Koudymov for our 2nd annual Winter Music Concert at 7 p.m. in our MPR. Admission is free.

Coastline Community College Final Exams

Wednesday, Dec 13 & Thursday, Dec 14

Good luck to all ECHS students on your college final exams on these two days!

ECHS Meal Fundraiser

Wednesday, Dec 13

Come on by Chronic Tacos on 1460 Baker St. between 10:00am-10:00pm. Mention ECHS and our school will receive back 20% of the bill. Flyer is forthcoming.

ECHS El Clásico Soccer Match

Friday, Dec 15

Come to Jim Scott Stadium at 7 p.m. to watch our current ECHS soccer players take on the ECHS alumni. Admission is free.

Financial Literacy Seminar #3

Saturday, Dec 16

Come join us for the third of four Financial Literacy Seminars hosted by the PTSA and presented by the Wells Fargo Community Outreach Program. The third seminar is titled Calculating the Net Cost of College. All students and families are welcome to attend this free seminar from 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

THANK YOU to our 2017-18 Costa Mesa Business Supporters

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