Reminders for Families

July 24, 2022

Upcoming Dates

August 1, 2022 | 9th Grade Parent & Student Orientation | 8:00 - 12:00

August 1, 2022 | 9th Grade Yearbook Photos

August 3, 2022 | 10th -12th Grade Fact & Fee | 8:00 - 3:30

August 4, 2022 | 10th -12th Grade Fact & Fee | 8:00 - 3:30

August 8, 2022 | Senior Yearbook Photos

August 9, 2022 | Senior Yearbook Photos

August 17, 2022 | FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

August 18, 2022 | 10th & 11th Grade Yearbook Photos


ECHS 2022-23 Academic Calendar

CCSD School Registration

Required for all 9th-12th Grade Students

Early College High School (ECHS) students will be registered at their home high schools, as defined by their address. Early College High School is a program school; as such, students will remain linked to home schools in PowerSchool. To see which home school you are zoned for, click here.


Each student will need to register for the 2022-23 school year - the process varies for students who are new or returning to CCSD. Detailed information about the registration process, completed through the Parent Portal, can be found here.


Point of Contact: Ms. Henderson

Free & Reduced-Price Lunch Application

New for 22-23 All 9-12th Grade Students | Apply for Free & Reduced-Price Lunch

The Free and Reduced Meal Coordinator for Charleston County School District Nutrition Services. has notified ECHS that this coming school year funding will not be available to offer ALL students FREE meals at No Cost.


They have requested that families at ECHS that believe they might qualify for free or reduced-price meals complete an application for SY 22-23 starting July 1st.


Families that have applied and were approved for Free and Reduced Meal benefits for SY 21-22, will be given a 30 day grace period at the beginning of the 22-23 school year. This means they have until September 30, 2022 to apply for these benefits again or they will lose said benefits.

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9th Grade Student & Parent Orientation

August 1, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Students and parents we are looking forward to having you on campus for the entire morning on August 1, 2022.


At orientation, you'll have the opportunity to meet your classmates and get acquainted with the school, but we'll also distribute all of your school supplies and collect fees, which we hope will take care of the "things to do" list that can get so hectic around back-to-school season.
  • Meet the Teachers
  • Schedule Pickup
  • Chromebook Pickup (Please have page 10 of the ECHS Chromebook AUP signed)
  • Pay your student's Chromebook fee ($35)
  • Pay your student's instructional fee ($10)
  • Pay your student's Portrait fee ($10)
  • Complete your back-to-school forms early
  • Purchase ECHS Spirit Gear
  • Take your school pictures - PICTURE DAY!


Parents, you'll participate in an information session and get to meet school staff, and have the opportunity to ask questions and tour the campus, and fill out ECHS back-to-school forms.


Orientation Point of Contact: Ms. Denney


Please pay your school fees here prior to Orientation, and bring your receipt along with you. (Fees Point of Contact: Ms. Brantley)

10th -12th Grade Fact and Fee

August 3rd & 4th, 2022 | 8:00 - 3:30

Returning students, please join us on August 3rd and 4th to pick up your schedules, Chromebook, and all of your school supplies. Pick-up hours are 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM on both days.


Fact & Fee Point of Contact: Mr. Reese

Detailed Fee Explanation

All students in grades 9-12

Please pay your school fees here prior to Orientation or Fact & Fee, and bring your receipt along with you. (Fees Point of Contact: Ms. Brantley)


Chromebook Fee $35


Each year, we charge a $35 Chromebook Usage Fee. This fee is nonrefundable and covers part of the insurance and allows us to repair damaged Chromebooks at no charge to families. Students will not be issued a Chromebook until this fee has been paid.


Please have page 10 of the ECHS Chromebook AUP signed prior to picking up your Chromebook.


Instructional Fee $10

ECHS will charge a $10 Instructional Fee to all families. The fee helps to offset the cost of the initial school supplies that we provide. Once the fee is paid, students will receive the following supplies:


  • ECHS bookbag
  • ECHS Shirt
  • 3 - ring binder
  • pencil pouch
  • paper
  • pens
  • pencils
  • highlighters
  • student agenda


There are no other required school supplies. Parents, we hope this makes your back-to-school shopping much more pleasant.


Portrait Fee:

The $10 portrait fee is required for all students. The fee includes an ECHS ID, which is a requirement for all students, and in addition, you will receive:

4 2x3 photos

2 3x5 photos

Academic Information

Summer Reading

The ECHS school-wide summer reading assignment can be found here. It's due on the first day of school.

Dual Credit Contract

All students who are enrolled in Dual Credit classes are required to sign this contract. The purpose of the contract is to educate students and parents about the importance and nuances of keeping a high college GPA.


CCSD and ECHS are committed to your success - as long as you do the work, then classes are completely free. However, if you fail a class because of not completing work, then there is a payback requirement in the contract.


Point of Contact: Ms. Denney

Yearbook Photos

The $10 portrait fee is required for all students. The fee includes an ECHS ID, which is a requirement for all students, and in addition, you will receive:


4 2x3 photos

2 3x5 photos


Point of Contact: Ms. Misar


9th Grade Yearbook Pictures

Date: Aug 1

Location: Library Rotunda

Your $10 portrait fee will cover the cost of your school ID and a package of printed photos.


10th-11th Grade Yearbook Pictures

Date: Aug. 18

Location: Library Gallery Room

Your $10 Portrait Fee will cover the cost of your school ID and a package of printed photos.


12th Grade Yearbook Pictures

Dates: Aug. 8, 9

Location: Library Rotunda



Your $10 Portrait Fee will cover the cost of your school ID and your senior portrait "sitting fee." There are no additional costs required to have your senior photos taken unless you choose to purchase photo packages from Strawbridge.

Your senior portrait session will include a formal shot (traditional black drape provided by Strawbridge), and two "casual" shots (indoor and outdoor, attire of your choosing)

Office of School Counseling

Mental Health Support

Students last name A-L - Mackenzie Cuttino

Student last name M-Z - Rhiannon Rainsford


Also, we can connect you to our Communities in Schools lead for other social/emotional supports.

Point of Contact: Coach Brown


There are also several hotline resources available:

Technology

MiFi

CCSD will be providing MiFi units and services to families demonstrating a need for the internet this year. We will make the application available as soon as we have it.


Point of Contact: Mr. Reese at barrett_reese@charleston.k12.sc.us.

Technology Help

Please refer to our Technology Help page for some more information about various scenarios and how to get help for each.


Point of Contact: Ms. Misar

Canvas Access for Parents

Are you curious about how to access Canvas, the learning management system where you can see your student's assignments and due dates for high school classes? Please view our single slide parent presentation.

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Point of Contact: Ms. Houston

Transportation

We expect bus routes to be published at this link in late July. Once published, if you do not see a stop within five miles of your home address, please complete the form at this link.


Pro Tip: Students may ride any ECHS-designated bus to and from school.


If you have any bus-related complaints throughout the year, please use this link to log your complaint. This is the way that CCSD tracks bus issues and shares them with Durham. I have found that when we use this form, there is generally a swift response.


When using the School Bus Locator, be sure to use the picture below for reference.


Point of Contact: Mr. Reese

First View App ECHS Code: RMBQ

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