Welcome to East Chapel Hill High School! We are a state-of-the-art public high school serving grades 9-12,  accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, located in beautiful Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We have been recognized as an Honor School of Excellence by the NC State Department of Public Instruction.  
 has named us #133 of the top 2000 high schools in the nation and The Washington Post has ranked us #141 among the nation's 1000 most rigorous high schools (4th in the state of North Carolina)! Our graduation rate is 96.25%, one of the highest in the state, with a projected 95% of the seniors going onto college.  AP Test scores rem
ain predominantly IV & Vs.

Important Announcements

Congratulations to Corey Risinger, who will be a Morehead Scholar for next year at  UNC-Chapel Hill. Corey is also a recipient of the Coca-Cola scholarship. 

The ACT for all 11th graders was given on
Tuesday, April 15. The make-up date is Wednesday, May 7.

Congratulations to the ECHHS Ethics Team, who earned first place and were named National Champions at the National High School Ethics Bowl at UNC-CH. Team members are James Creissen, Maggie Hassel, Carla Troconis, Kendall Chan, and Aditi Goyal. 

Congratulations also to the ECHHS Comprehensive Math Team, who placed third in the regional competition at Winston-State University. Joey Carlstein and Daniel Finklestin qualified for the state competition at NCSSM. Congratulations also to the team for placing second at Elon's Math Competition, with Peter Eastwood, Jennifer Zou, and Jack Zhou qualifying for the state competition.

Congratulations to  Fredy Centeno and Nic Kelly who came in 3rd place and earned a silver rating at the FCCLA Culinary Arts Competition!

The Class of 2014 Senior Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 29, at 10:00 am in the ECHHS Auditorium.  Family and friends are encouraged to attend.  

We are excited to announce that on Thursday, March 13, our school launched a new digital learning environment by providing eChalk and Google Apps for Education accounts for students. These online tools enable students and teachers in our school to better engage, share, and participate in a collaborative digital learning community. Click here for more information. For a short video on how students will set up their eChalk profile, click here. Any students who need their login information should come to the library. 

Students have received their PowerSchool logins which enables them to see their grades and attendance online. 
     Parents and guardians are welcome to use these student logins also! Ask to see the letter that your child received in their October Advocacy. 
       Parents and guardians who would like their own unique logins should visit this website for more details, including the required application form. The application and some type of ID can be brought to East to pick up parent logins at any time in the Quad B office with Ms. Hartsfield.

Standardized test scores from last year are in and East achieved all 32 of their 32 goals for the federal No Child Left Behind program. For the North Carolina READY initiative, East met 93.7% of their goals and attained high growth for the fourth year in a row!

Upcoming Dates:  Thursday, April 17: Dance Ensemble performance with Alley Cats & Chiefs of Staff in the auditorium at 7:00 pm. Friday, April 18: regular school day (makeup for snow day #3) Springfest! Monday, April 21: report card distribution in 1st period class Thursday, May 1 - Saturday, May 3: One Act Play Festival in Black Box at 7:30 pm Wednesday, May 7: makeup day for ACT for juniors Thursday, May 8: regular school day, not a delayed opening Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day): regular school day (makeup for snow day #4) Wednesday, June 11: regular school day (makeup for snow day #6) Thursday, June 12: last day of school; early dismissal for students


Upcoming Events: Board of Education Meeting, April 17 Schools in Session on  April 18 - No Teacher Workday / 18 de abril - Escuelas estarán abiertas y en sesión - No habrá día de trabajo para maestros
Last Day of School Changed to June 12 / Último día de escuela cambió al 12 de junio

ECHO Student Newspaper

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