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  • Union County Early College  

    What is Early College?

    Early college high school is a bold approach, based on the principle that academic rigor, combined with the opportunity to save time and money, is a powerful motivator for students to work hard and meet serious intellectual challenges. Early college high schools are small schools designed so that students can earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree or up to two years of credit toward a bachelor’s degree. Early college high schools have the potential to improve high school graduation rates and better prepare all students for high-skill careers by engaging them in a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum and compressing the number of years to a college degree.

    Is Early College for You?

    The answer is yes if you...

    • are a rising 9th grade student
    • are living in Union County
    • are currently performing on grade level
    • are ready to take a college course with teacher help
    • are ready to make new friends from all the other high schools
    • are ready for a promising future


    Tell Me More
    Entering freshmen will start a five-year academic path on the South Piedmont Community College campus...
    • following the community college calendar
    • participating in smaller classes
    • earning college credit while enrolled in high school
    • attending classes to promote study skills, organization, and technology skills
    • preparing to follow a wide variety of career and education paths

    Please call the Early College at 704-290-1565 to learn more about this program.