Robert Vela Early College High School

A Message from the Director


Welcome to the Robert Vela Early College High School website!


I am excited to be part of your academic journey!  I, along with the rest of the ECHS team, am looking forward to all of the great things we have planned for our students and parents.  From academic coursework, support services, and activities, we hope that the experience in the ECHS Academy at Robert Vela High School will bring the skills needed to prepare all students for global college, career, and life success!


Dr. Mendoza-Culbertson, Director

Robert Vela Early College High School


ECHS Leadership Team



Robert Vela Early College High School

Vision Statement


All T-STEM and 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 T-STEM 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.