Challenge Early College High School

A School of Opportunity


Welcome to Challenge Early College High School

  • 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.


  • Greetings Challenge Parents,

    This message is to communicate that we will be having a parent meeting in person and virtually to communicate the end of the school year and summer school information.  

    We will have a parent meeting in

    • English on Wednesday, May 17 startring at 5:30pm
    • Spanish on Thursday, May 18 starting at 5:30pm


    The link to our virtual meeting is posted here


    • Conéctese a nuestra reunión de padres virtualmente usando este vínculo de Microsoft Teams

      Microsoft Teams meeting

      Únase en su computadora, aplicación móvil o dispositivo de sala

      Click here to join the meeting

      O llame (solo audio)

      +1 281-810-1822,,877006926# United States, Houston

      Phone Conference ID: 877 006 926#



    2) Our camp site :


    3)Will be sent to your student's H I S D email.


    Saludos padres de Challenge,

    este mensaje es para comunicar que vamos a tener una reunión de padres en persona y virtualmente para comunicar información de el fin del año escolar y la información de la escuela de verano.

    Tendremos una reunión de padres en

    • inglés el miércoles 17 de mayo y en
    • español el jueves 18 de mayo a partir de las 5:30pm


    El enlace a nuestra reunión virtual esta publicada en nuestro

    1) sitio web de la escuela y

    • Connect to our parent meeting virtually using this Microsoft Teams Link


    Microsoft Teams meeting

    Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

    Click here to join the meeting

    Or call in (audio only)

    +1 281-810-1822,,877006926# United States, Houston

    Phone Conference ID: 877 006 926#


    2) nuestra pagina de anuncios camp site :


    3) Este enlace también se enviará al correo electrónico de sus estudiantes H I S D.



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  • 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!

    Click Here:

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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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