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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
    ECHS 2022-23 School Year Application available here!

    All interested students who are seeking acceptance to Early College High School for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year may begin applying! Below are two different versions of the application to complete and return to Early College High School (pick one):

    ECHS Application for 2022-23 School Year (Hard Copy)

    ECHS Application for 2022-23 School Year (Online Fillable)

    Applications may either be emailed to our Administrative Assistant Ms. Gonzalez at or dropped off at Early College High School on weekdays when school is in session from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Acceptances will begin to be made as early as January 2022. Please call (714) 424-7990 if you have any questions.

    Early Bird Application Deadline - December 17, 2021

    Early Spring Application Deadline - March 25, 2022

    Regular Application Deadline - May 6, 2022

    You are also welcome to attend any of our Virtual ECHS Information Nights with the next one occurring on the date you see below. Also provided are our upcoming ECHS events coming up on how students and parents can learn more about ECHS!

    2022-23 ECHS Prospective Parent and Student Events

    2022-23 ECHS Eventos para Futuros Estudiantes y Padres

    ECHS Information Night for 2022-23 interested Applicants & Families

    ECHS Information Night - 12-8-21

    ECHS Promotional Video 

    Quick Links

    2021 Fall Semester FInal Exams


    Monday, Dec 13

    Period 1: 9:05-11:05

    Lunch: 11:05-11:35

    Period 5: 11:40-1:40

    Tuesday, Dec 14

    Period 2: 9:05-11:05

    Lunch: 11:05-11:35

    Period 6: 11:40-1:40

    Wednesday, Dec 15

    Period 3: 9:05-11:05

    Lunch: 11:05-11:35

    Period 7: 11:40-1:40

    Thursday, Dec 16

    Period 4: 9:05-11:05

    Lunch: 11:05-11:35

    Period 8: 11:40-1:40


    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.