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Since 2007


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Since 2006

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2017-18 ECHS Application - Click on image below to download an application


ECHS 2017-18 Enrollment Information

(See video of Information Night presentation here or click below on the thumbnail if you missed the presentations on Dec. 6, 2016 or January 31, 2017).

January/February 2017: ECHS information sessions for 8th graders at CdMMS, CMMS, Ensign and TeWinkle.


* Information on ECHS Principal's Campus Tours, Student Shadow Days and other additional events taking place from January-April 2017 can be found here under section on the webpage titled "Upcoming Information Events".

  • The application for the 2017-18 school year became live on February 1, 2017. Click here to download an application.
  • Students who submit their application by March 17, 2017 for early acceptance will be notified by March 31, 2017 of their acceptance status.
  • Students who submit their application by May 5, 2017 for regular acceptance will be notified by May 19, 2017 of their acceptance status.
  • All applications turned in after May 5th through June 30th will be reviewed and placed on a wait-list. Applicants will be notified of their application status in July after 4th quarter grades have been posted.
  • Incoming 10th & 11th grade students may submit an application and will be considered for enrollment. They too can apply as early as February 1, 2017.
  • If you have any questions, please call 714-424-7990.


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Information about Early College High School and Important Dates for Prospective Students
Today: 2/23/17
All Day: B Day
12:10 PM Battle of the Sexes

Upcoming ASB & School Events

Battle of the Sexes Spirit Week

Wednesday, Feb 22 - Friday, Feb 24 (during Lunch)

Community Service Club Meeting

Friday, Feb 24 (during Lunch)

ECHS Community Service Club is meeting in Room 17 during lunch. Please see Miss Peters if you have any questions.

Winter Semi-Formal

Saturday, Feb 25

Winter Semi-Formal will be held at the Costa Mesa Country Club from 7-11 p.m. Free to all students with an ASB Card, $25 to all students without an ASB Card.

ECHS Campus Tour

Monday, Feb 27

A tour of the campus and information will be provided for prospective ECHS students and their families. If interested, simply check into the Front Office by 3 p.m.

ECHS Family Fundraiser Dinner Night

Tuesday, Feb 28

Come to the Habit (located on the corner of Harbor and Adams) and ECHS will receive 20% of the proceeds. The fundraiser will be from 4-9 p.m. Click here to get a flyer to bring to the event.

School Site Council Meeting

Thursday, Mar 9

School Site Council will meet at 8 a.m. in Room 4.

Blood Drive

Friday, Mar 10

Sign-ups are in the Front Office.

Chick-fil-A Birthday Free Lunch Program

Wednesday, Mar 15 (during Lunch)

Happy birthday to all students born in the month of March. Come out during lunch to get your free Chick-fil-A sandwich, chips and cookie!


Thursday, Mar 16

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. in Room 12 for our next PTSA Meeting.

House Competition Bell Schedule

Friday, Mar 17

Open House

Thursday, Mar 23

Minimum Day Bell Schedule/End of the 3rd Quarter

Friday, Mar 24

Spring Break

Mar 27-31 (School Closed)

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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: Russell Lee-Sung, Associate Superintendent, Chief Human Resources Officer, 2985 Bear St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714-424-5041