303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040
Map of Early College High School @ HCC
Phone:  413-552-2176
Fax:  Not provided
Web Site:  http://www.sps.springfield.ma.us/schoolsites/echs/default.asp


K - 12th
Enrollment:  475
Setting:  Not provided
District:  Springfield Public Schools

Welcome to Early College High School @ HCC!
- Mission Statement

The goals of the Early College High School experience is to make college more accessible by helping students move through and beyond the MCAS exam, by exploring potential careers through, and by examining our personal histories to create a successful future.

- Vision Statement

Early College High School Methodology

ECHS aims to make college more accessible by helping students move through and beyond the MCAS exam and by exploring potential careers through internships.

To accomplish this, we will:

• Have a high level of academic engagement that encourages student initiative
• Have a curriculum using high standards and allows for individualized/differentiated instruction and assessment
• Create opportunities for students to explore their talents and interests beyond the classroom
• Raise consciousness about issues of social justice
• Build a community through upholding consistent standards, expectations and routines and creating caring relationships that provide for safety and risk taking

To do our best as educators, we believe:

• All students can access post secondary education
• When teachers believe students can achieve, they will
• Student’s success and challenges are theirs and we are here to open up opportunity
• People do the best they can with the resources they have
• Every student has the capacity to succeed
• It's not what is taught that matters, only what is learned.
• There is no failure, only feedback and no obstacles, only challenges