Challenge Early College High School

A School of Opportunity


Welcome to Challenge Early College High School

  • Jose SantosJose Santos, Principal

    Jose Santos has been selected as the new principal of Challenge Early College High School. For 21 years, he has served at HISD in various capacities.  He was the principal of Middle College High School at Fraga for the last 3 years where he developed a culture of success by redesigning and implementing new professional learning communities, he also developed opportunities for students to increase their academic achievement, college and career readiness, and graduation rate.  Mr. Santos also served as an assistant principal at Sterling Aviation, Early College High School and dean of students at the Advanced Virtual Academy.  Mr. Santos also excelled as a teacher at East Early College High School.  Mr. Santos holds a bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Houston-Downtown and a Master’s in Educational Administration from Prairie View A&M University.


  • Personal Graduation Plan (PGP) 


    Parents, please sign your child’s Personal Graduation Plan (PGP). Instructions are attached. More information about PGPs is available on the HISD website.


    Also if you have not done so, please click here for how to set up your account in Parent Student Connect.


    If you have any questions please contact



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    Tutorials are now available! View the schedule here.

    ¡Ya están disponibles los tutorias! Vea el horario aquí



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  • FUTURE STUDENTS: APPLY NOW for the 2022-2023 academic school year!

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  • The WebEx app is now available on HISD-issued laptops for any HISD students completing a dual-credit class taught by an HCC instructor! As a reminder, students must be on a HISD laptop/desktop in order to download it via the Software Center.

    However, these students will need to go to and log in with their HCC credentials before an account is provisioned for them. 

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  • Dual-credit students using a HISD-issued PowerUp device cannot download Zoom when clicking on the meeting link in Canvas. You will need to contact your HCC instructor to obtain the Meeting IDs to complete this task.

    More instructions are here!

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  • Please note that students enrolled in HCC classes for the fall will receive a survey with information about the term. Emails are scheduled for distribution on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8AM until students respond.

    Please check your HCC email for the messages. Let Dean Saikin know if you have any questions.

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  • Withdrawals: If there is a need for a student to withdraw from Challenge ECHS, please click here for steps on how to do so.

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