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Through June 2018

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Gold Ribbon Award


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Since 2007

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Since 2006

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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/January 31, 2017/April 27, 2017).

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

  • 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 May 5, 2017 for regular acceptance will be notified by May 19, 2017 of their acceptance status.
  • Absolute deadline for application submission is June 1, 2017 as this is our last day of our school year.
  • Incoming 10th & 11th grade students may submit an application and will be considered for enrollment.
  • If you have any questions, please call 714-424-7990.

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


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Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

Today: 4/29/17

Upcoming ASB & School Events

SBAC Testing

Wednesday & Friday, May 3 & 5

All 11th graders will take the SBAC ELA Tests during the morning on both days. Room and test time assignments will be furnished by Mrs. Gulini.

Community Service Club Meeting

Friday, May 5 (during Lunch)

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


Saturday, May 6

"A Tale as Old as Time" Themed Prom at the Mesa Verde Country Club, 7-11 p.m. Purchase tickets at the front office.

SBAC Testing

Wednesday & Friday, May 10 & 12

All 11th graders will take the SBAC Math Tests during the morning on both days. Room and test time assignments will be furnished by Mrs. Gulini.

PTSA Meeting

Thursday, May 11

PTSA will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Room 12. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Spring Movie Night

Friday, May 12

More details to come on the Spring Movie Night event at ECHS. Movie will start at 7 p.m. in the MPR.

Senior Project Presentations

Monday & Tuesday, May 15 & 16

Occurring during periods 5, 6, 7 and 8 both days. Good luck Seniors!

Chick-fil-A Birthday Free Lunch Program

Wednesday, May 17 (during Lunch)

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

School Site Council Meeting

Thursday, May 18

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

Mandatory Senior Project Meeting - All Current Juniors & Parents

Thursday, May 18

Mandatory Meeting for all current Juniors and a Parent to go over the Senior Project Experience which is a requirement towards graduation. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the MPR. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Assembly Bell Schedule

Friday, May 19

Annual Talent Show in the MPR at 2 p.m. Come out and support your fellow classmates performing and find out the winning House for 2016-17!

5 Saturdays Program Information Meeting

Friday, May 19 (during Lunch)

Learn more about the summer program occurring on 5 Saturdays where you will learn about building your skills needed in the technology work force. 20 hours of community service can be earned completing the program.

Alumni Spring ECHS El Clásico

Friday, May 19 (Jim Scott Stadium)

If you missed the first Alumni ECHS El Clásico back in the 1st semester which resulted in a 4-4 draw, come see the rematch at 7 p.m. under the lights at Jim Scott Stadium on the campus of Estancia High School. Admission is free!

ECHS Family Fundraiser Day

Monday, May 22

Chronic Tacos Family Fundraiser All Day. Flyer is forthcoming for ECHS to receive back 20% of the proceeds.

Coastline Community College 2nd Semester Final Exams

Wednesday & Thursday, May 24 & 25

Coastline Community College Final Exams held during class periods.

Awards Night

Thursday, May 25

Awards Night for all invited students and their families to attend at 6 p.m. in the MPR. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Modified A Day Bell Schedule 

Friday, May 26

School Luau

Friday, May 26

Come join us after school at 5 p.m. for an after school Luau at Estancia High School's Pool at 5 p.m.

Memorial Day

Monday, May 29 (No School)

High School Course 2nd Semester Final Exams

Wednesday & Thursday, May 31 & June 1

Final exams held during class period. School will run form 9:05 a.m. - 1:55 p.m. both days.

Last Day of 2nd Semester/School

Thursday, June 1

Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, June 1 

Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony will be held at the Robert B. Moore Theater on the OCC Campus at 3:30 p.m. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Teacher Grading/Checkout Day

Friday, June 2 (No School)

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