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Early College High School

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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    California Distinguished School Award Logo
    2009 - 2019 - 2021
    California Gold Ribbon School
    California Pivotal Practice
    Why Consider Early College High School? - Come to our ECHS Information nights!

    Take a look at some of the awards ECHS has earned to the left, the Tweets posted to the right, or even the video posted below on this webpage. You can also download our ECHS Information Brochure. You are also invited to attend any of our virtual Information Night sessions will be holding this fall semester. There are 3 opportunities to attend whereby the same information will be covered at each session. These will be held on October 26, November 16 and December 7. The information flyer for the October 26th Information Night is below with the Zoom link. Also below are other events we will be hosting for interested families and students occurring in 2023 as well as our application process for the 2023-24 school year. If you have questions, please call us at (714) 424-7990.

    ECHS Events for Applicants and Families - English

    ECHS Events for Applicants and Families - Spanish

    ECHS Information Night (10-26-22) - English

    ECHS Information Night (10-26-22) - Spanish

    ECHS Information Brochure - English

    ECHS Information Brochure - Spanish

    ECHS Promotional Video 

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    Early College High School

    About Us

    Early College High School is a college preparatory educational program strategically designed to fulfill and exceed University of California “a-g” admission requirements.  ECHS is the creation of a strong and influential college bound culture with high expectations for all students.  Average class sizes of 25 or less provides a focus on personalization of instruction.  A climate of high expectations and a strong academic culture prepares our graduates to be competitively eligible for admission to the University of California, California State University, and institutions of higher learning.

    The design principles of Early College High School can be seen across the board with the small size of the school, the emphasis on integrated project-based learning and student exhibitions, an eight period block schedule, and Coastline College courses for which they receive college units through concurrent enrollment.  Early College High School engages a wide spectrum of students, offering a curriculum that is aligned to Common Core Standards and supported by technology.  The school’s mission includes the development of strong character, good judgment, and ethical behavior.