May 2023 - Eagle News

Las Noticias - revisado 05 06 23

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Best High Schools according to US NEWS

#4 in Houston TX Metro Area High Schools

#4 in Houston Independent School District High School

#24 in Texas High Schools

#32 in Magnet High Schools

#140 in National Rankings

#5 in Region - According to Children at Risk – Feb 2023

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Presentation to our Parent Meeting May 17 & May 18

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Important Dates / Dias Importantes

  • Tuesday, June 6 - HISD Summer School Starts

  • Monday, June 5 - HCC Summer School Starts

  • Thursday, June 1 - Last Day for Teachers

  • Wednesday, May 31 - Final Exams -7th Period from 7:55 to 10am / 8th Period from 10:05am to 12:05pm
    Lunch from 12:05pm - 12:40pm
    HISD Bus Pick up 12:25pm
  • Wednesday, May 31 - Last Day for Students

  • Tuesday, May 30 - Final Exams -3rd Period from 7:55 to 10am / 4th Period from 10:05am to 12:05pm
    Lunch from 12:05pm - 12:40pm
    HISD Bus Pick up 12:25pm

  • Tuesday, May 30 - HISD Graduation - Starts at 4pm (students will need to arrive at 3pm)- Delmar Fieldhouse – 2020 Mangum Road, Houston Texas 77092

  • Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day - Holiday - No School

  • Friday, May 26 Final Exams -6th Period from 7:55 to 10am / 5th Period from 10:05am to 12:05pm
    Lunch from 12:05pm - 12:40pm
    HISD Bus Pick up 12:25pm

  • Thursday, May 25 Final Exams - 2nd Period from 7:55 to 10am / 1st Period from 10:05am to 12:05pm
    Lunch from 12:05pm - 12:40pm
    HISD Bus Pick up 12:25pm

  • Thursday, May 25 - TSI Testing for ELA and Math - 12:25 - See Dean Saikin

  • Tuesday, May 23 - TDEX Presentation - 6pm -9pm
    A TEDx Talk is a showcase for speakers presenting great, well-formed ideas in under 18 minutes.
  • TEDxChallengeEarlyCollegeHS | TED
    HCC Southwest Auditorium
    5601 West Loop South
    Houston, Texas, 77081

  • Mon, May 22 - Senior Activity Week
  • Mon, May 22 - Senior Presentation Opportunity for College Mentor and Scholarships

  • FRI, May 19 - Juniors at Challenge to The Houston Botanic Garden -Fieldtrip
    More Information - TBA

  • Mon, May 15 - Friday May 19 - Senior Final Exam Week - No Early Dismissal
  • Mon, May 15 -May 19 -End of the Year Ren for Alg 1, Eng 1 & Eng 2
  • Tues, May 16 - May May 18 - UIL Academics - University of Texas

  • Thur, May 18 - Parent Meeting in Spanish - Reunión de padres en español (In Person or Virtual) starting at 5:30pm
    Conéctese a nuestra reunión de padres virtualmente usando este vínculo de Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams meeting

    Únase en su computadora, aplicación móvil o dispositivo de sala

    Click here to join the meeting

    O llame (solo audio)

    +1 281-810-1822,,877006926# United States, Houston

    Phone Conference ID: 877 006 926#

  • Wed, May 17 - Parent Meeting in English (In Person or Virtual) Starting at 5:30pm

    Connect to our parent meeting virtually using this Microsoft Teams Link

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+1 281-810-1822,,877006926# United States, Houston

Phone Conference ID: 877 006 926#

  • Friday, May 12 - HCC Graduation - NRG 9am
  • Prom 7pm-11pm
  • Educator of the Year Award - 6:30pm

  • Thur, May 11 - AP Test - College Board: AP W History / AP Physics
  • Thur, May 11 - PTO Meeting 6pm

  • Wed, May 10 - STAAR Algebra
  • Wed, May 10 - AP Test - College Board: AP Biology / AP Spanish Language
  • PTO Fundraiser at Raising Canes - 5326 S. Rice Ave, Houston TX 77081

  • Tue, May 9 - AP Test - College Board: AP Language & Composition

  • Mon, May 8 - HCC Final Exams start
  • Mon, May 8 - AP Test - College Board: AP Calc

  • Saturday, May 6 - Pre-Registration for Incoming New Students Session 1 -8:30am Session 2 -11am

  • Friday, May 5 - AP Test - College Board: AP European & AP US Hist

  • Thur, May 4 - AP Test - College Board: AP Hum Geog / AP Seminar

  • Wed, May 3 - STAAR US Hist

  • Tues, May 2 - STAAR Bio

  • Mon, May 1 - AP Test - College Board: AP Chem / AP Span Lit
  • Mon, May 1 - STAAR Bio Boot Camp
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HCC Tutoring Services - WEST LOOP

In Person Tutoring Hours

Monday - Thursday 8am - 8pm

Friday 8am - 4pm

Saturday 9am - 3pm

Virtual Tutoring Hours

Monday & Thursday 8am - 8pm

Tuesday & Wednesday 8am - 10 pm

Friday 8am - 4pm

Saturday 9am - 3pm

Call 713.718.8184 to schedule a virtual appointment.


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Challenge Early College High School

Founded in 2003, the Challenge Early College High School mission is to graduate confident, ethically responsible, lifelong learners who are prepared to succeed in higher education and be productive citizens in our world.

What is an Early College?

An early college provides high school-age students a “seamless” pathway from high school to college. Housed on the HCCS campus, with articulated sharing of space and staff, CECHS allows the high school student to gradually integrate into college course work through his or her traditional high school degree plan. This integration requires dual enrollment, with the student having to show mastery of the knowledge and skills necessary for success (TSI or another HCCS designated entrance test).

Students who graduate from CECHS at the end of their Senior year can have not only a Texas Distinguish high school diploma but also will have accumulated up to 61 college credits, transferable to the post-secondary institution of their choice. CECHS will provide strong support to each student and the family in obtaining entrance to, and success in, higher education.

Our Guiding Belief

Our work is grounded in our ability to increase educational opportunities for our students. To do this, we believe that all students have unbound capabilities and when given the opportunity, engaged with rigorous content, and held to high expectations, they can achieve on an absolute scale.

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Join REMIND - Group Text Message for Parents /REMIND - Mensaje de texto en grupo para padres


  1. Select this link:
  2. Parents can text @4329eg to the number 81010
    (They’ll receive a welcome text from Remind)


  1. Seleccione este enlace:
  2. Padres pueden enviar un mensaje de texto @k74hc4 al número 81010
    (Recibirán un texto de bienvenida de Remind)

Challenge ECHS Tutorial Schedule

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Nurse Mary Culhane

Welcome to Challenge!

I'm Nurse Culhane. Please contact me to complete required forms for students with medications.

Feel free to call or email me with any concerns or suggestions for your student.

I can't wait to see you all again and meet our new students!


Tel: 713-664-9712

Students Commitments

Check the CANVAS online, Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft Outlook for information on classes, assignments, and resources.

Complete and submit assignments on time.

Create a learning space at home to do schoolwork

Participate in activities and assignments provided by their teachers.

Students of College Level programs (Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment) will need to follow specific program coursework, policies and requirements.

Are responsible for learning how to access and navigate online resources.

Complete independent reading goals.

Students Understand…

  • enrollment in Pre-AP, AP and Dual Credit courses as appropriate.
  • required to attend Challenge ECHS and HCC classes regularly.
  • to set aside time for homework every night to help ensure assignments are completed on time.
  • to come prepared for every class every day and turn in all assignments on time.
  • to conduct in an academically professional manner by following all rules of common courtesy and demonstrating best work ethic at all times.
  • understand that student is ultimately responsible for their success. Student will be given resources and support but he/she/they is responsible for using these resources and asking for help.

Parents & Guardians Commitments

Provide an appropriate learning space for students when possible

Maintain communication with teachers as needed

Connect with your student every day at a time that works well for your household - This might be a quick check-in a few times a day or a longer check-in in the morning or evening.

Some questions that might help spark a conversation include:

· Were you able to complete all the assigned activities?

· What did you learn/practice/read today?

· What was easy or challenging for you?

· Do you have any questions for your teacher?

Monitor student time on task.

Parents of students in college level programs (Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment) should ensure their students follow specific program coursework, policies, procedures, and requirements.

Challenge ECHS parents will support their student by …

  • ensuring there is a quiet time and place for my student to do homework every night.
  • checking grades on-line and/or review my student’s progress report.
  • communicating with my student and staff regularly regarding progress, goals, questions, comments, and concerns.
  • ensuring my student has transportation to and from school on the days when HCC/Challenge ECHS is in session and HISD is not.
  • ensuring there is transportation to and from tutorials and/or Saturday School as needed.
  • ensuring that my student is in regular attendance at Challenge ECHS and HCC.
  • maintaining accurate contact information with the school by reporting any changes in address or telephone numbers immediately.
  • understanding that when my student is in a HCC class, regardless of location, that they must follow all HISD, Challenge ECHS and HCC policies.

DUAL CREDIT FORMS to take college classes

  • Student Commitment Statement
  • Dual Credit Waiver Approval Form
  • Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Verification Form
  • TSI Score Release Form

Visit our College & Career Information Page in campsite to obtain a copy of these forms.