- Monday 11/11 Cycle 3 FIRST DAY
- Monday 11/11 Fall Dance tickets go on sale morning/lunch - $3 each or 2 for $5
- Tuesday 11/12 Video Game Tournament
- Wednesday 11/13 TASFA/FASFA Night #2 4PM
- Wednesday 11/13 Volleyball Game vs. SIS at High School Law & Justice (3505 Coyle St Houston Tx 77003)
- Thursday 11/14 Magnet Tours 1pm
- Friday 11/15 Students take Report Card 2 home
- Friday 11/15 Senior Audit Day [seniors report to FFAC 3rd floor to assigned room]
- Friday 11/15 East Early Idol 2PM
- Friday 11/15 Fall Festival Dance 5pm [tickets on sale morning/lunch - $3 each or 2 for $5]
- Friday 11/15 Basketball Game vs. JFA at JFA 7414 St. Lo Rd Houston Tx 77033
- Saturday 11/16 AP Saturday Academy [FOR ALL AP STUDENTS] 8am-12pm at Carnegie Vanguard HS 1501 Taft St. Houston Tx 77019
- Saturday 11/16 HUDL Debate #3 all day at Heights HS
- Monday 11/18 4pm Class of 2022 Parent Meeting in Cafeteria
- Monday 11/18 5pm Class of 2023 Parent Meeting in Cafeteria
- Tuesday 11/19 Food Market 1pm
- Thursday 11/21 Magnet Tours 9am and 1pm
- Friday 11/22 Senior Panoramic and Breakfast
VITA: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Hello Beyond Careers VITA and FSA High School Students Volunteers at East Early College High School!
Beyond Careers Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service - Stakeholder Partnerships, Education and Communication (IRS-SPEC) department, provides free tax preparation for taxpayers in the low-to-moderate income bracket. Beyond Careers will have IRS-Certified volunteer tax preparers at East Early College High School at 220 Milby, Houston, TX 77003, on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. til 2:00 p.m. (see the dates below)
Students at East Early College High School will be able to volunteer with Beyond Careers Facilitated Self-Assistance (FSA) under Beyond Careers VITA program. The FSA will be during the weekday determined by an instructor at East Early College High School (Monday-Friday). The FSA is for taxpayers who are able to complete their own tax return. Students will NOT prepare tax returns. Students who are IRS-Certified will be able to supervise and provide guidance for FSA taxpayers on how to login to the FSA weblink, print their tax return, etc. Students can also get Community Service/Involvement hours for helping with promotion or program, being a greeter, bi-lingual students can help with translation, etc. Students can include this milestone on their resume; college, scholarship, grant and job applications. Information about the Independent Study for High School Students to become IRS-Certified is attached.
Students will take online, Independent Study training through Beyond Careers to become IRS-Certified volunteers and receive a Certificate of Completion by successfully passing the Standards of Conduct and Intake/Interview tests. Students can work independently or in a group. Beyond Careers will review the answers one time prior to students attempting to take the tests. Students will have two chances of taking the tests and passing with a minimum of 80%. For information, students will send an e-mail to: email@example.com.
Once the student successfully passes the online Standards of Conduct and Intake/Interview tests, they will be able to help at Beyond Careers for the following roles:
- Greeter (this will be at the VITA site and the FSA)
- Sign-in the taxpayer (this will be at the VITA site)
- Outreach (tell those you know about Beyond Careers VITA where they can get their taxes completed or how they can complete their own taxes using the FSA, both at no cost. Outreach can be conducted weekends, at your school or in the neighborhood)
- Marketing (this will be where you post flyersabout the VITA site and the FSA weekends, at your school or in the neighborhood)
- Translator (if you are bi-lingual, this will be at the VITA site and the FSA)
Once we receive the e-mail from the students who are interested in volunteering, we will e-mail the students updated information as we get closer to the training period and implementation of the programs. The IRS-SPEC usually has the online training materials available around late October or early November.
IRS-Certified students can also volunteer for Beyond Careers VITA at East Early College High School. Students will NOT prepare tax returns.
The following are the dates for Beyond Careers VITA site on Saturdays at East Early College High School:
Here is the survey weblink for the students at East Early College High School to complete:
AP WORLD LANGUAGE REGISTRATION
We strongly consider allowing heritage speakers of languages other than English to sit for respective Advanced Placement language examinations this May. College Board calls this “challenging the exam,” and this is an option for heritage speakers, even if they are not currently enrolled in an AP course. Advanced Academics will pay all fees for heritage speakers challenging AP World Languages exams in May 2020.
With basic supports, Houston ISD’s experience is that heritage speakers perform exceedingly well in their respective AP language exams. A qualifying score of 3 or higher yields high school LOTE credit for levels one through four, as well as multiple semesters of college credit at most universities and colleges.
College Board developed AP language exams to assess “real-world” proficiency among non-heritage speakers of languages. As such, heritage speakers are often well-positioned for success, even if they have much room to grow in terms of reading and writing.
EdX MOOC for AP Spanish Language: Specifically, to support heritage speakers of Spanish, Advanced Academics and World Languages are promoting a free, online Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offered by EdX and Boston University. Enrollment for the course is ongoing. Students can enroll in the interactive course at the following link: CLICK HERE
The course will help Spanish heritage speakers focus on particular concepts and tasks for which they may not already be familiar, such as composing formal e-mail messages and comparing cultural norms from their own experiences with that of another culture that shares the language.
Supplemental Resources for Challenging AP World Languages Exams: Advanced Academics and World Languages are developing supplemental resources for heritage speakers who wish to challenge an AP World Languages exam. These resources include corresponding teacher guides for the AP Spanish EdX course as well as resources for other target languages. World Languages will share these resources directly with relevant Houston ISD educators, and access information for these resources will also be posted to www.HoustonISD.org/AdvancedAcademics on an ongoing basis.
EAST ECHS 2019-2020 Dress Code
PANTS or SKIRTS
East Early College High
- No Uniform Required
- No midriffs
- No sleeveless
- Offensive images and text not permitted
- No Uniform Required
- No holes or rips at all
- Must be appropriate length
- Science Labs: No shorts allowed in science labs. Skirts must be ankle length for science labs.
- Closed heel and toe
- All jewelry (including piercings) must be removed for science lab
- Students must wear school issued lanyard with HISD ID AND HCC ID
- Students are required to dress up for presentations
- Students must bring school issued laptop every day
TSI Practice Test and Information