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Early College High School

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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    2009 - 2019 - 2021
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    ECHS Summer Office Hours & 2022-23 Registration 

    Our ECHS Front Office will be closed starting June 23rd. We plan to re-open on July 18th. Outside of those days, the front office is open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. While we are closed, we are scheduled to have our entire campus fumigated over the Fourth of July weekend. If you need assistance with obtaining a work permit, you will need to go to the NMUSD School District Office during the time we are closed. 

    We anticipate all families receiving information on school registration by late June/early July. The online 2022-23 school year registration window is slated to begin on July 25th at 1 p.m. We will also hold onsite registration on both August 1st & 2nd whereby exact times will be furnished in the letter to best serve you and your student.

    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 must apply! 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)

    The application deadline has passed for incoming 9th graders, but we will review those submitted over the summer on a case-by-case basis. We also consider high school transfer students in good academic standing. Please call (714) 424-7990 if you have any questions Our office will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays except for June 23-July 17, 2022. You will receive a response back in approximately 1-2 weeks from receiving your application.

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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.