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...
Tell Me MoreEntering freshmen will start a five-year academic path on the South Piedmont Community College campus...
- 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
- 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.