This page is a resource for new Early College High School students who have been accepted into the program. Students and parents must review the following paperwork and electronically submit the completed paperwork via Formstack below.
- ECHS Registration Presentation
- Required Paperwork
- Submit required paperwork
- How to change from Dual Credit to Credit
- OSAA Eligibility
- Free and Reduced Lunch
- Parenting an Early College Student
- Neighborhood High School Enrollment/Checkout Procedures
Your window to change opens about two weeks before registration begins (see when to register). Your window closes when you register for classes. Here is a link to the process
All ECHS students who are competing in a sport at their home high school are required to complete the following form and turn into your home high school athletic director in order to remain academically eligible.
Students that qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch at ECHS are supplied:
· Free Books from ECHS
· TRI-Met Passes for transportation (once campuses open)
· Free Lunch from our offices at Rock Creek and Sylvania (once campuses open)
To Access these Resources: Click on your link below and complete the F/R lunch application
Link to Nutrition Services:
Shortly after you complete the form an eligibility letter will be sent to your email.
-Print this email
-Put your name and G# on this email
-Upload this document to the document to the “submit required paperwork” drop down here: https://echs.beaverton.k12.or.us/academics/new-students
*More information or How to get your PCC Books will be sent in September.
Starting college is an exciting moment for students and their families. Starting college early can be a daunting and confusing transition for both students and their parents/guardians. Below you’ll find some words of wisdom from the Early College staff for new ECHS families.
Access to Information
Perhaps the greatest difference between parenting a student in the traditional high school setting versus the Early College environment is access to information. FEPRA laws protect student information. Early College students are considered full PCC students with all the rights and responsibilities therein. PCC instructors are not able to share details of a student’s progress, nor meet with families if there is a concern. However, this does not mean that parents do not have a role in an ECHS student’s life. In fact while different, your role may be more important than ever.
Words of Wisdom
- Discuss the importance of transparency and trust with your student. Ultimately they are the best source of information regarding their progress.
- Arrange consent to access your student’s records. (See handout.) This will give you access to schedules and grades.
- Know how to contact your student’s ECHS counselor. The ECHS counselor is your student’s greatest ally at PCC.
- Know your student’s schedule. If you notice that they are not attending classes, speak with them and contact their ECHS counselor. Also, know the ECHS calendar.
- Ask to see a copy of their Mid Term Progress Report during their first term or any term on Academic Probation.
- Review your student’s syllabi. Know when they have major deadlines, papers, and tests. A little extra encourage during these periods goes a long way.
- Allow your student to self-advocate to the greatest degree possible. The student will need to become comfortable communicating with adults about their needs.
- Carefully read all communications from ECHS. This includes our quarterly newsletter and emails. Virtually all ECHS communications are electronic, so it is important to keep an accurate email address on file with our office.
- Encourage your student to get connected with clubs and activities at PCC.
- Know the resources that are available to support your student at PCC and encourage your student to use them.
- Encourage your student to actively recruit allies in every class in the form of study groups and reliable partners.
- Work with your student to create their schedule. ECHS strongly recommends that students spread their classes out Monday – Thursday rather than giving into the temptation to consolidate all classes into two days.
It takes a village…at ECHS it takes a team. As parents you are part of that team!
As part of participation in Early College High School, all students must:
● Reside in the Beaverton School District or partner districts
● Enroll at their neighborhood high school
It is essential to continue attending school until classes begin at PCC.
OFFICIALLY WITHDRAW FROM HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES
After receiving your acceptance email from Early College High School, make an appointment with the appropriate counseling secretary listed above, between regular school hours, 7:30 am – 3:30 pm. If currently enrolled inform the counseling staff that you will be attending ECHS. Return books, uniforms, pay fines, clean out lockers, etc. If you are NOT currently enrolled in your neighborhood high school, be prepared to provide the following documentation:
- Proof of Student's Legal Name and Birthdate: Passport, driver's license, hospital certificate, birth certificate.
- Proof of Address: Utility bill, rental agreement/mortgage statement, bank statement, etc.
- Immunization Records: Information on the exemption option is available from the high school counseling secretary.
- Power of Attorney: If student lives with someone other than their legal parents).
Enrollment in one of our comprehensive high schools entitles students to participate in co-curricular and after school activities and athletics. As a student at Early College High School (ECHS), you are precluded from taking classes at your neighborhood high school or being on the high school campus during class times. However, upon completion of the Beaverton School District's high school graduation requirements, ECHS students are eligible to participate in the high school graduation ceremonies, if they have the required credits by the end Winter Term.
Please contact us if you have any questions: