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The 2024-25 ECHS application is now available.

ECHS Application Timeline

February 20th, 2024 – Open House

March 8th,  2024 – Application Deadline

Application Process

Early College High School (ECHS) is a non-traditional school option for students within the Salem-Keizer School District.  In partnership with Chemeketa Community College, Salem-Keizer offers ECHS to students in grades 9-12.  They will enroll in college preparatory high school courses with the option to begin attending CCC classes their junior and/or senior year at the expense of the school district.

In order to be considered for ECHS an applicant must demonstrate passing grades with a C or better, good attendance, and be a positive role model.

Incomplete applications will not be processed

Application Packet

All students interested in participating in ECHS must complete the following forms:

  1. ECHS Student/Parent/Guardian Information
  2. ECHS Student Form
  3. Teacher Recommendation
  4. School Counselor Recommendation

Final Candidates

Final candidates will be invited to an interview.  Interviews will take place at the student's middle school in late March/early April.

Download Application documents

Application with Recommendation Forms

Teacher Recommendation Forms

Counselor Recommendation Forms

If you need assistance filling out forms due to accessibility barriers, please feel free to reach out to  call us at 503-399-3247. We are committed to ensuring that everyone has equal access, and we will be glad to assist you.