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ECHS Week Resources

Welcome to the Resources Page for Early College High School Week (March 25-31, 2012)!

Here, you will find resources and materials (updated for 2012) to help intermediaries and schools plan and conduct events, and invite students, parents, partners, and local/state leaders to participate.

Become an ECHS Week fan on Facebook and add your schools' events, messages, other news, etc.

If you have any suggestions or requests for additional resources, please email Jayme Rubenstein, JFF Public Relations Specialist,, 617.728.4446.

ECHS Week Planning Guide (PDF)

This guide provides an overview of the ECHS Initiative, the purpose of ECHS Week, and helpful tips on ways to celebrate in your state and community.

National News Release (COMING SOON)

JFF is distributing this release nationally to announce Early College High School Week. 

Local News Release Template (Word document)

This release is based on the national news release (above) that JFF is distributing to leading education and policy journalists, industry publications, bloggers, etc. We've marked recommended places to add text about your schools and events, as well as examples of quotes you can add. Contact Jayme Rubenstein with any questions or suggestions.


Hidalgo ECHS (3:48): Features students thriving in Hidalgo ISD's early college district. (LINK COMING SOON)

Opportunity for a Lifetime (7:00): This inspiring, seven-minute video features schools in Los Angeles, CA; Brooklyn, NY; and Spindale, NC. Students tell the story of how early college high schools motivate young people to stay in school, work hard, and meet serious intellectual challenges.

Building College Readiness: One Community's Journey (10:00): Showcases how the San Diego School District started and sustained early college.

ECHS Fact Sheet "ECHS Gets Results" (PDF)

This fact sheet highlights key statistics of early colleges collectively. We encourage you to combine this information with statistics and accomplishments from your own schools when publicizing your week's events.

ECHS Week Invite for Parents and Students (Word Document)

This letter is a great way to inform all parents and students that their early college high school is part of a national network of 200 schools all aimed at helping underrepresented students nationwide get a postsecondary credential. 

ECHS Week Invite for Local/State Officials (Word Document)

Inviting local officials to your ECHS Week events can increase the credibility of your successes and help maximize positive media coverage for your schools and our national initiative. To find your local and state officials, go to and type in your zip code. 

ECHS Week Proclamation w/ Request (Word Document)

This document includes both a letter to elected officials requesting that they declare Early College High School Week through their jurisdictions, and a draft resolution. Feel free to add language in the resolution about your own school(s). Also, having the superintendent sign the letter is a suggestion. To find your local and state officials, go to and type in your zip code. 


Frequently Asked Questions about early colleges and the national ECHS Initiative. This is a great document to review as you prepare to talk with media, policymakers, and other general audiences. 

ECHS Week Flyer Graphics

Graphic to add to your email signature (.gif)

ALSO... feel free to copy and paste the ECHS Week banner from any of our Word documents above onto any of your event or info flyers. You can change the size of the graphic up top by holding down the SHIFT key and dragging one of the corners.