Robert Vela Early College High School

A Message from the Director


Hello and welcome to the Robert Vela Early College High School website!


I am excited to work with all of you in preparing our students for academic success at both the high school and collegiate level.  Our team of ECHS teachers and counselors are committed to making the Robert Vela ECHS experience one that will ensure all our students gain the skills needed for college and career readiness. We have great things planned for our students and we look forward to partnering with you in helping our students meet their full potential.


Robert Vela Early College High School

Mrs. Melissa Rowland, Director




Robert Vela Early College High School

Vision Statement


All Early College High School students will master the competencies to be life-long learners, to compete, contribute, and succeed in the global community through positive attitudes and high expectations.



Mission Statement


The mission of Robert Vela Early College High School is to foster in our students a lifelong commitment to intellectual exploration, individual growth, and social responsibility by inspiring and supporting them to strive for academic and personal excellence within an ethical framework that place the highest value on honor and respect for others by engaging and exposing students to innovative and rigorous instruction via dual enrollment college courses.