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ECHS Final Exam Schedule

Please note the new 2nd semester final exam schedule that will start on Friday, May 25.


Friday, May 25


Period 1: 10:00 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Lunch: 12:10 p.m. - 12:40 p.m.

Period 5: 12:45 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.


Tuesday, May 29


Period 2: 9:05 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Lunch: 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Period 6: 11:50 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Wednesday, May 30


Period 3: 9:05 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Lunch: 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Period 7: 11:50 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Thursday, May 31


Period 4: 9:05 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Lunch: 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Period 8: 11:50 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


School Office will close at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 31.

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. All applications must be HANDWRITTEN and turned into the ECHS main office for you to be considered for enrollment. If you have any questions, please call 714-424-4780.

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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Information about Early College High School and Important Dates for Prospective Students

2018-19 Registration Dates

On-site school registration will be held on the following dates and times. Students should try to make their designated date and time, but may come another time if s/he absolutely cannot make their grade level time frame.

Monday, July 30th: Seniors (9 a.m. to noon); Juniors (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

Tuesday, July 31st: Sophomores (9 a.m. to noon); Freshmen (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

Today: 5/24/18
12:00 AM B Day (College Final Exams & Senior Final Exams - Periods 4 & 8)
6:30 PM PTSA Meeting

Upcoming ASB & School Events

Coastline Community College Final Exams

Wednesday & Thursday, May 23 & 24

PTSA Meeting

Thursday, May 24

Come join us at 6:30 p.m. in Room 12. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

School Site Council Meeting

Friday, May 25

Last School Site Council Meeting will be at 8:00 a.m. in Room 1.

ECHS Luau Event

Friday, May 25

All ECHS students are welcome to hang out at the Estancia High School Pool at 4:00 p.m. before heading into the Memorial Day Weekend!

High School Final Exams

Friday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, May 25, 29, 30 & 31

Check Final Exam Schedule for each of these days. Finals will begin at 10 a.m. on May 25 and at 9:05 a.m. on May 29-31.

Memorial Day - No School

Monday, May 28

New ECHS Student Orientation - Make Up Session

Wednesday, May 30

All new ECHS students and parents who could not attend on May 22, this is a make-up Student Orientation for the 2018-19 school year as you will meet High School Counselor Mrs. Gulini as we begin programming classes for the upcoming school year. The event starts at 4:00 p.m. in the MPR.

Last Day of School

Thursday, May 31

ECHS Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, May 31

Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony will be held at the Robert B. Moore Theater on the Orange Coast College campus. Must have a ticket to attend. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Teacher Grading/Final Prep Day - No School

Friday, Jun 1

Class of 2018 Grad Nite

Friday & Saturday, Jun 1 & 2

Class of 2018 will be boarding the bus at noon at ECHS on Friday and returning by 3 a.m. on Saturday. Grad Nite is being held at Disneyland & California Adventure.

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