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Our school office is closed from June 25-July 20. We will re-open at 8 a.m. on July 23rd. Enjoy your summer break!

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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Note: ECHS Office will be closed from June 25-July 20, 2018. We will re-open on July 23, 2018.


ECHS has just established a new anonymous ECHS Text-a-Tip Hotline number for all students, families and staff members to use if you receive a tip or information that may pose a serious threat to a student or school safety. The number to text is (385) 429-2626. The school will follow-up on the tip or information received immediately.

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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: 6/24/18

Upcoming ASB & School Events

5 Saturdays Summer Program

Saturdays, Jun 16, 23, 30 & Jul 7, 14, 21, 28

All sessions will be held in Room 17 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Snack and lunch will be provided. You must register online at https://5saturdays.org/.

On-Site Registration

Monday & Tuesday, Jul 30 & 31

On-site school registration will be held on Monday, July 30th: Seniors (9 a.m. to noon); Juniors (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) and Tuesday, July 31st: Sophomores (9 a.m. to noon); Freshmen (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.).

New Student Kick-Off

Tuesday, Aug 7

All new students and their parents are welcome to attend our new student kick-off from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will start in our MPR where you will have the chance to meet ECHS staff, our ASB, go on a campus tour and have a free lunch on campus. Hope to see you there before school really starts the next day!

First Day of School

Wednesday, Aug 8

Traditional Bell Schedule with the school day starting at 9:05 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m.

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