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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 starting February 1st. All applications must be HANDWRITTEN and turned into the ECHS main office for you to be considered for enrollment. All applications will need to be turned in by March 16th if you want to know if you will be accepted the week of March 24th-31st. The deadline to submit an application is May 4th. If you have any questions, please call 714-424-4780.

Events for Prospective ECHS Students

We have opportunities to learn more about ECHS for prospective families and students interested in attending for the upcoming 2018-19 school year:

  • Open House: March 22 (See information below)
  • Student Shadow Day & After-School Campus Tour: April 20 (Call 714-424-4780 to find out how to sign up)

Early College High School Open House - March 22, 2018

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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.


Be involved with our PTSA this school year. Learn more about the PTSA at www.echsptsacm.org.

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The survey is open through Wednesday, March 21st: https://tinyurl.com/2018-NMUSD-LCAP-Survey

Today: 3/20/18
All Day: B Day
12:10 PM Battle of the Sexes

March Announcements


Upcoming ASB & School Events

ECHS Battle of the Sexes Week

Monday-Thursday, Mar 19-22

Lunchtime activities in the quad all week long.

ECHS Yogurtland Family Fundraiser

Tuesday, Mar 20

Come by Yogurtland at 1450 Baker Street in Costa Mesa from 11am-11pm. Mention ECHS or show the cashier the flyer at check out. Yogurtland flyer

Open House

Thursday, Mar 22

Principal's presentation on the state of the school will occur in the MPR from 6-6:30 p.m. Spanish interpretation will be provided for this session. All current and prospective students and their families are welcome to come to school to visit our teachers, classrooms and information tables from 6:30-8:00 p.m. $5 dinners for purchase from our ASB will also be provided. Open House flyer

Minimum School Day Schedule & End of the Third Quarter

Friday, Mar 23

Girls Inc. Information Meeting

Friday, Mar 23

Lunch Information Meeting for all ECHS female students interested in taking part in the 7-part workshops that will begin on April 6th. Lunch Meeting will be held in the MPR at 12:15 p.m.

Spring Break - No School

Monday-Friday, Mar 26-30

Girls Inc.

Fridays, Apr 6, 13, 20, 27 & May 4, 11, 18

All ECHS female students are encouraged to sign up to be considered for the Girls Inc. program. Lunch Information Meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 23rd, in the MPR.

2018-19 ASB Applications Deadline

Thursday, Apr 11

Spring Family "Stranger Things" Skate Night 

Saturday, Apr 14

Our PTSA is hosting the 1st annual family skate night from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at the Fountain Valley Skate Center, 9105 Recreation Circle in Fountain Valley. Tickets are $20 per family which will cover 1 adult and up to 4 kids. Hope you all can attend! 

2018-19 ASB Campaign Week

Monday-Thursday, Apr 16-20

2018-19 ASB Elections

Friday, Apr 19 &20

ECHS Battle of the Classes Spirit Week

Monday-Friday, Apr 16-20

Lunchtime activities in the quad all week long.

ECHS Raising Canes Family Fundraiser

Wednesday, April 18

Come by Raising Canes at 3150 Harbor Blvd in Costa Mesa from 4:00pm-9:30pm. Mention ECHS or show the cashier the flyer at check out. Raising Canes flyer

Dodgeball House Competition 

Friday, Apr 20

This is the last House Comp for the 2018 school year. Students will battle it out for first place to get a chance to play the teachers in the final game. 

Prospective ECHS Student Shadow Day

Friday, Apr 20

If you missed the first ECHS Student Shadow Day on Feb. 23rd, we will have another on this day. For more information on how you can shadow an ASB student for part or the whole school day, call 714-424-4780.

SBAC Testing

Tuesday & Thursday, Apr 24 & 26

11th graders: English Language Arts PT (April 24) & English Language Arts CAT (April 26); 12th graders: Life Science (April 26)


Saturday, Apr 28

Crevier Classic Cars Museum from 7-11 p.m. Tickets are $75 before Spring Break, $85 after Spring Break.


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