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Principal's Letter

Hello Early College High School Families,

I consider last school year to be full of tremendous accomplishments by our staff and students. New highs were established with the number of ECHS graduates earning their IGETC as well as earning an Associate's Degree. Our schoolwide GPA was elevated to new highs in both semesters putting our returning students in a great position to becoming strong applicants to the colleges and universities they aspire to continue their education.

Most notably, I am humbled by ECHS receiving the first and only 2022 California Pivotal Practice Programs Award given by the California Department of Education. As the sole recipient representing the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, the award is given to those schools who implemented significant practices in the face of adversity during the pandemic to engage students and meet their academic and social/emotional needs during such challenging times. This recognition was a pure reflection of our entire ECHS Team (teachers, counselors, front office and all site support staff members)!

As we enter the 2022-2023 school year, I am looking forward with great anticipation what our young people will achieve next. We are a school that is up for both the PBIS Platinum Award for a second time in our school's history as well as the Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award for the very first time. 

I continue to encourage our parents and families to be partners with ECHS. Your involvement is vital as we continue to enhance your child's educational experience and opportunities aligned with our school's vision and mission. Please consider to take part in our PTSA this coming school year as there will be many ways you can offer your service.

I do not take for granted a day with having the privilege in serving as principal for the past 7 years. I am very excited to see what is in store for our students.

Keep Pressing On!
David M. Martinez, Ed.D.
Office: 714-424-4781
Cell: 714-293-7633

Dr. Dave Martinez, Principal
Dr. Dave Martinez, Principal