Welcome to Challenge Early College High School
Challenge Early College is a high school where students are given the unique opportunity to take college classes along with the regular high school curriculum. Housed on the HCCS West Loop 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.
For more information, explore this website or call (713) 664-9712.
While you are relaxing this summer, remember that there is reading to be done. Don't put off your summer reading until the last minute!
Download the summer reading assignments:
And while we've got the juniors' attention, remember that you've also got an AP/DC US History Summer Assignment:
- Summer Assignment
- Chapter 2 of American History by Alan Brinkley
- Texans and War: New Interpretations of the State’s Military History
Texas A&M Physics and Engineering Festival
On April 6 a group of Challenge students went to Texas A&M at College Station to participate in the 2013 Physics and Engineering Festival. Activities included riding square-wheeled bicycles, generating electricity and shooting balloons with lasers, as well as many others. Everyone had lots of fun and learned interesting things about the fields of physics and engineering.
CECHS Tech Crew Shines at One Act
The CECHS Players competed in the District 5A Zone Competition One Act Play on Thursday, March 21st at Bellaire High School. They competed against 3 other schools and were awarded as a company the designation of: Alternate Advancing Show. In individual and group honors, Abril Moreno was named “Outstanding Tech”; The technical crew: Abril Moreno, Gabby Estrada, Erin Matheny, Hanan Mohammed and Khaniya Russell received the “Overall Best Crew” Award; Collin Ostroff and Emina Halilovic received “Honorable Mention All Star Cast” recognition; Joshua Graham and Bessie Khan were named “All Star Cast”.
CECHS Senior wins Rotary Scholarship, is Featured on Channel 11 News
Lilliana Guzman is being recognized all around our community. She was nominated for a scholarship by her Career Prep sponsor, and as a result, received a $1,000 award from the West University Rotary Club on Thursday, March 14th. And she was also profiled on the Channel 11 News feature "Our Future." Watch the video below:
Posse Foundation Recognizes Academic Talent at CECHS
Four Challenge seniors are among a group of HISD students that have been chosen to represent Houston in the Posse Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that identifies students based upon their academic excellence and leadership potential.
Kristel Bohler, Daniel Chavez, Dancie Jones, and Maritza Vazquez-Trejo are among only 23 HISD students that were chosen from more than 500 nominated students.
They underwent a rigorous three-stage interview process involving evaluation of all facets of their character, leadership skills, and academic potential.
The Challenge family is thrilled that these students have been rewarded for their hard work, and we proud to have you represent us!
Read the article at the HISD website...
College and Career Readiness Website
HISD has unveiled its new College and Career Readiness Website to provide students information about the next step after high school. College and career readiness is a key priority for the district as we work closely with our college partners and area businesses to prepare our students for postsecondary success.
24 Hour Online Homework Help from the Public Library
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Whether it's four in the afternoon or four in the morning, Houston students can summon this friendly presence - or one very much like it - by typing in their library card numbers on the Houston Public Library's website.
Thanks to this library service, students can get live, online homework help - as well as GED and resume assistance - 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in Spanish and English.
The service is a warm light in a grim education landscape, and we encourage families to use it.
Read the full article from The Houston Chronicle...
U.S. Education Secretary Recognizes Challenge as One of Nation's Top Schools at 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony
On November 15, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan honored 315 schools as the 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools at an awards luncheon in Washington, D.C. The Blue Ribbon School award honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that have helped close the achievement gap and whose students attain and maintain high academic goals. This year's winners include your very own Challenge Early College High School. The schools—266 public and 49 private—are among more than 6,000 that have received the coveted award over the past 29 years.
"America's long-term economic prosperity and civic engagement depends on our children receiving a world-class education," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "National Blue Ribbon Schools are committed to accelerating student achievement and preparing students for success in college and careers. Their success is an example for others to follow."
This is a tribute to Challenge students' hard work and dedication. Congratulations on a job well done, and keep up the good work!