Early College High School

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Early College High School News

Mission Statement

Our ECHS Owls are taught to have H.O.P.E.--faith in the premise that they can create OPPORTUNITY and a better future through EFFORT, HARD WORK, and PERSONAL COURAGE. This idea of H.O.P.E. is woven into the fabric of our ECHS family.

An Academic Journey!!

In the 2016-2017 school year, students from our inaugural class were interviewed about their experience at ECHS. Fast forward several years later, their stories and journies are shared again by these very students! (See the video below!)

Some days it seems like we just began this journey. For our students in this first graduating class, their next journies are about to begin! What an honor to be part of these special moments! We are so proud of our seniors and cannot wait to watch them walk across the stage for high school and possibly ACC!! Our mission of H.O.P. E. is instilled in each and every one of you!

Early College High School Seniors: Their Academic Journey

Spring Semester Underway!

ACC courses began on Tuesday, January 21, 2020! We are excited for another great semester for our students.

At the start of this semester, ACC released our campus grade report. Our students were enrolled in a total of 821 courses and pulled through with outstanding performance during the Fall 2019 semester! Congratulations on a job well done! It is evident that through HARD WORK and EFFORT, our students truly shine!!

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Junior Jumpstart 2020!

On Friday, January 17th, some of our 11th-grade students attended ACC's annual college and career symposium. The event is designed specifically for ECHS juniors. The symposium included a college and career fair, information sessions, and an ECHS student graduate panel!

Interaction with a Peace Officer Training - 9th/10th

Implementation of Senate Bill (SB) 30, Community Safety Education Act

In accordance with state law, we will begin training students on proper interaction with Peace officers. The implementation will begin with students in graduation cohorts 2022 and beyond.

ECHS has scheduled for ACC PD to present information on Friday, February 21, 2020. We appreciate ACC Police officers for taking the time and investing in our students and community!

Counselor Updates

10th Grade:

Tenth grade individual planning conferences are underway! Please follow the link to sign up. Conferences are held with Ms. Holmes now through February 27. Please work with your students to pick a time outside of ACC course times in their schedule.


Summer Internships:

Now is a good time for students to apply for summer internships. See the ECHS Counseling website for opportunities: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ts1ErlD07j4eAvJyjFVSEMYW0b0JEMfs_3hcKhSqPbg/edit#gid=0


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Ms. E's News

I hope everyone is excited to knock out yet another great semester! As a reminder, please utilize your resources available at ACC as often as you can! If you want great things to happen for you this semester, you must take the OPPORTUNITY provided to you! Dig deep for PERSONAL COURAGE and take charge of your education!

I am including the schedule for tutors and accelerator information for the Spring 2020 semester below.

Learning Lab Questions & Answers

Learning Lab tutoring schedule

Accelerator schedule

Request a study room

Senior Info

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Graduation Order Packet

If you did not receive a Graduation Order Packet from Herff Jones last Friday, please stop by the office and pick one up as soon as possible.
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Princeton Review (11th grade)

Course Schedule:

SAT Prep will take the place on Owl Fridays for the month of February, starting on February 7th. Sessions are from 2:40 pm to 4:20 pm (some additional time will take place during the 4th club session to account for 5 weeks worth of Prep time over the four week period).

Attendance Policy:

Students are permitted a total of one absence (including classes and exams) for serious illness or a family emergency. A second absence will result in removal from the course; no refunds will be given. In order to maximize success and experience great improvement, students must be present and practice the techniques developed in the course.

Tuition and Fees:

The fee for the Princeton Review course at Early College High School is $125—reduced from $800+. Additional discounts will be offered for those that qualify for Free and Reduced fees. Free or Reduced Lunch qualifies for a fee of $25. The fee covers course materials, instruction, three full-length practice exams, and teacher feedback.


To register, please complete and return this sign up form by Friday, January 31st. This information will help us order the correct amount of materials. Payment can be made through Ms. Vaugh in the Main Office by Friday, February 7th. Checks should be made out to Early College High School. Payments can be arranged if needed.

Please use the LINK to sign up and reserve your spot!

Dates to Remember


January 21, 2020- First day of ACC classes

January 24, 2020- Herff Jones Graduation regalia presentation

January 30, 2020- 10th grade Parent Q&A session for Teen Mental Health Roll Out (RRISD Counseling) 6 PM


February 4, 2020-9th grade Spur's College & Career Readiness Game Fieldtrip

February 4, 2020- 11th Grade Parent Night 6-7 pm

February 7, 2020- Herff Jones Graduation Regalia orders 9:30-11:30

February 21, 2020- 9th/10th grade Interaction with a Peace Officer Training