Message from our Principal
Dear Parents and Friends of Union County Early College,
Welcome to the Union County Early College High School site for the North Carolina School Report Card. I appreciate your interest in our progress and achievements. We provide regular updates to you about your student’s academic progress by sending home a Report Card. In addition, once a year we provide you with updates on our school’s achievements through the North Carolina School Report Card.
This Report Card includes important information about school and student performance, class sizes, attendance, school safety, instructional resources, and teacher quality. All of this information and more is included in our School Report Card. Our school district’s report is available on the Report Card website. In addition, we do send this home once per year at its publication time to all student families.
Union County Early College is part of North Carolina Cooperative Innovative High Schools. This initiative began in 2004 to encourage more students to complete high school and to gain the advanced skills increasingly demanded in the 21st-century workplace. Early College is a bold approach, based on the principle that academic rigor and the opportunity to earn college credit at no/low cost is a powerful motivator for students to work hard and meet serious intellectual challenges. It is a non-traditional public high school which offers a high school diploma and an opportunity to earn an associate degree in five years. Union County Early College expects every student to graduate ready for college, careers, and life. Accomplishing both high school and college credits is completed through a process of dual enrollment for our students. Union County Early College expects every student to graduate ready for college, careers, and life. Union County Early College believes in this opportunity for all of our students and we structure our program to help our students accomplish these goals.
State and local education leaders are committed to providing parents with more information about schools. Please visit our website at http://ucec.ucps.k12.nc.us to view school events, including parent information nights. Well-informed parents who participate in their children’s education and school enhance the learning environment for students and educators alike.
At Union County Early College, your involvement is very important to the success of our school! I encourage you to review our Report Card carefully, then feel free to contact me directly to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding the Report Card. I also welcome your feedback regarding other interests you have in our school.
Thank you for entrusting your students with me, UCEC, and UCPS. Thank you for supporting our efforts to provide your child with a high-quality education.
Adrien Porter, former principal