Weekly Update

February 2, 2020

Important Dates

February 3 - 7, 2020, School Counselor's Appreciation Week

February 4, 2020, 5:30 PM PTA

February 12, 2020, Pre-ACT Testing for 10th Graders

February 13, 2020, 6:30 PM Sweetheart Dance

February 14, 2020, Teacher PD Day - No Students

February 17, 2020, President's Day - No Students or Teachers

February 27, 2020, 5:30 Open House for Current Students - Student-led conferences & college financial aid information night

February 24, 2020, Q3 Progress Reports Issued

March 4, 2020, SAT for 11th-grade students

March 5, 2020, Tornado Drill

March 9, 2020, Spring 2 Begins

March 25, 2020, End of Quarter 3

March 26, 2020, WIN Testing for 11th-Grade Students

March 27, 2020, Early Release Day (12:45 Dismissal)

March 30, 2020, Q3 Report Cards Issued

Please note, that as a result of Hurricane Dorian, April 13, 2020, is now a school day and will count towards a student's seat time requirement.

New Safety Protocols

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If you or someone you know is a victim of bullying, please let a trusted adult know; school administration must be made aware of any instances of bullying so that we can respond swiftly and appropriately.

Pre-ACT Testing: February 12th

Notes from Student Government Association

February's points will start accumulating next week with the first Spirit Day, which is a monochromatic theme. Pictures/examples of each spirit theme are here.

Junior prom plans are in the works. We are asking all juniors who have volunteered to serve on the prom committee to meet with Althen and King Monday during lunch in 232.

Scheduled Spirit Wars for the spring semester:

February 28

March 27 (also early release)

April 24

June 4 (also half-day)


ECHS will be hosting a Junior Prom this year. The Student Government Association and PTA Club are finalizing details now. They will be published here as soon as we have them.

In the meantime, we wanted to share upcoming information about Cindarella Day Charleston, on March 7, 2020, at the North Charleston Dream Center. Students can visit the boutique at the Dream Center and pick out a free dress, shoes, and accessories for prom.

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Essay Contests

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IGP Meetings

Individual Graduation Plans are annual meetings held with you, your student, and the school counselor to discuss the present educational status of your child and discuss future goals and career plans.

We're using SignUp.com schedule Individual Graduation Plans for this year.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/bvQoTAx
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Scholarship Opportunities

Do you want to know more about available scholarships? There's an app for that. Scholly Search ($3 monthly fee)

Scholarship opportunities for juniors - see the link below to enter your name for a 1,000 scholarship.


Scholarship for students who have ever been in foster care:


Deadline: March 17, 2020. Submission opens on January 17th, 2020

The Parnall Law Office is proud to offer the 2020 Scholarship Program that is designed to help interested high school (upon graduation from high school) or college students in the United States to attend an institution of higher education, while also bringing attention to the dangers of distracted driving. $5000 in prizes will be awarded to the top 3 applicants.

Go to https://www.hurtcallbert.com/scholarships/ for more information.

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Extra Curricular Involvement

MUSC Teen Science Ambassador

MUSC Youth Collaborative - programs focused on preventing and addressing adolescent substance abuse.

SCRUBS Camp - June 15 - 19 Application Due April 6, 2020

North Charleston Recreation Department is looking for students interested in working as lifeguards this summer. They have to be 15yrs of age on or before May 23rd. Interested students need to fill out the application and the summer time off request form and email to bbrindge@northcharleston.org or mail to
North Charleston Recreation Department, c/o Brenda Ridge PO Box 190016 North Charleston, SC 29419.

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Yearbook Sales

Purchase your yearbook here. The price is $45 www.jostensyearbooks.com
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School Pictures

Photos from the first day of school are now available to view and purchase at https://shop.jostenspix.com. The access code is FE14519. Parents will need the last 5 digits of their student's PowerSchool ID in order to sign in.

Attendance Requirements

For high school credit-bearing classes, attendance is a requirement for promotion and/or credit. Students must attend at least 85 days of a 90-day course or 170 days of a 180-day course or 42 days of a 45-day course. Students who exceed the approved limits for unexcused absences may not receive credit in the course.

For college-credit bearing classes, students are not permitted to miss more than three (3) class meetings for any reason. Once they exceed three (3) absences they will be dropped from the class.



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.

Register for REMIND notifications with Coastal Bus lines here.


Parents, if you are picking up a student, we ask that you wait in a lined parking spot until you see your student. Once you see them, please drive to the car loop in front of the building. For safety reasons, students will not be allowed to get into a car unless it is in the car loop. We cannot allow parents to wait in car lanes, as it blocks traffic. Thank you, in advance, for your help in keeping our student safe.

Course Syllabi

Parents, we are very proud to be able to offer this great resource for you to help your students. Many thanks to Ms. Lewis, our AVID Coordinator for developing this website!

You can find links to every ECHS course syllabi here, including Dual Credit Classes. This information will be important in helping you to know what's ahead in each class.

Need D2L Help?

Check this link to see if the system is working correctly.

Students who need assistance accessing their D2L courses should use this form. Students can also email StudentD2LHelp@tridenttech.edu or call 843.574.6864 or 843.574.6999 and choose option 2.

Early College High School will develop intellectually confident and independent people who seize opportunity to continually better themselves, their communities, and the world.