August 10, 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you and your children to the 2022-23 academic year at Early College High School (CECHS).

My name is Mr. Gregory vanGoidtsnoven (Mr. Van) and I am the new principal here at CECHS. I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and open the lines of communication with you and the rest of the community. As the new principal at CECHS I look forward to meeting with each of you and together build bridges of success for the children in Carlsbad.

For us to better meet your needs and the he needs of your child, it is important that we open lines of communication and I encourage you to get better acquainted with your child’s teachers so that you can speak to them directly about any questions or concerns that you may have regrading classroom expectations, homework or to simply get some clarification.

We will be working on streamlining our communication protocols and procedures and we will keep you up to date on any changes that may be implemented.

To the parents of our 11th and 12th graders, I wanted to remind you that in order for your child to continue to be a Carlsbad Early College High School student, he or she must be a full time student with CECHS. This means that your child must be enrolled in a minimum of 3.5 credits per semester. Each student will start the Fall of 2022 semester meeting these requirements. For some student this will limit the amount of duel credit classes they will be able to drop or withdraw from as the semester progresses. We will no longer be offering alternative electives on line classes to students that withdraw from a college class. If at any time you or your child believes that withdrawing from dual credit classes is the best option, it will result in your child being not meeting the 3.5 credits necessary per semester. Please be aware that should this happen, your child will most likely have to transfer to another high school in our district in order to complete elective credits required for graduation.

Requests to drop or withdraw from dual credit classes will be handled on a case by case basis, through consultation with the guidance counselor, SENMC Dual Credit Coordinator, Parent/ Guardian and the student.

I want to thank you all for entrusting us with your child’s education and wellbeing. Your belief in our school is greatly appreciated and we are honored by your support.


Mr. Gregory vanGoidtsnoven (Mr. Van)