The Early College High School Initiative
Early College High School is a bold approach, based on the principle that academic rigor, combined with the opportunity to save time and money, is a powerful motivator for students to work hard and meet serious intellectual challenges. Early College High Schools blend high school and college in a rigorous yet supportive program, compressing the time it takes to complete a high school diploma and the first two years of college.
Early College High Schools are small schools from which students graduate with not only a high school diploma but also an Associate’s degree or up to two years of college credit toward a Bachelor’s degree. By changing the structure of the high school years and compressing the number of years to a college degree, Early College High Schools can improve graduation rates and better prepare students for entry into high-skill careers.
The History of N-MUSD/CCC Early College High School
Early College High School
, otherwise known as "ECHS", is a collaborative effort between the Newport-Mesa Unified School District
and Coastline Community College
. It is a public high school for grades 9 through 12 located in Costa Mesa
. It is located at 2990 Mesa Verde Drive East in Costa Mesa, CA. Previously it being at Backbay/ Monte Vista High School Campus.
Newport-Mesa USD/Coastline Community College Early College High School opened in August 2006. The program is structured to provide successful,... Read More