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Early College High School

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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    2009 - 2019 - 2021
    California Gold Ribbon School
    California Pivotal Practice
    Revised Bell Schedule - Aug 19th

    We apologize for the inconvenience caused to our families with canceling our classes a little more than one hour after the start of the school day on August 15th due to the local power outage. As a result, the bell schedule on August 19th will be modified in order to make up for lost instructional time in our odd period classes. This is to better balance the minutes with the even period classes being conducted this week on Tuesday and Thursday. Here is Friday's revised schedule:

    Period 1: 9:45-10:50am

    House Competition: 10:55am-12:00pm

    Lunch: 12:00-12:30pm

    Period 3: 12:35-1:40pm

    Period 5: 1:45-2:50pm

    Period 7: 2:55-4:00pm

    Note: No after school classes on this day

    Why Consider Early College High School?

    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. Information Nights will be coming up later this fall for interested students and families. Stay tuned!

    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.