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EARLY
COLLEGE
OVERVIEW
2014-2015
EARLY COLLEGE
VIDEO
http://youtu.be/8jBH_qzM9sc
DESIGN
• North Carolina New Schools
• Every student in NC graduates ready for college, careers
and life.
• One size fits all does not work.
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Ready for College
Promote Powerful Teaching and Learning
Personalization
Redefine Professionalism
Purposeful Design
Shared Leadership
DESIGN
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Rigorous and Relevant Honors Curriculum
Personalized Learning Environment
Technology, 1:1 schools
High School Diploma
Earn College Credit that will transfer to UNC system
schools
• Commitment to Community Service
WECHS-connected with Cape Fear Community College
• 4 or 5 years (Associates Degree)
• Take College Classes during 10-12 grade
Isaac Bear-connected with UNCW
• 4 years (Avg. 40 hours of College Credit)
• Take College Classes during the 11th and 12 grade years.
DESIGNED TO SERVE
• Students that want a non-traditional high school
experience.
• First in family to go to college.
• Students statistically underrepresented in higher
education - low income, first generation college
completing, or racial/ethnic minority group.
• Students with High Academic Potential, but need a more
personalized system of support.
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NC GS 115C-238.50.
NON-TRADITIONAL
SCHEDULE
Five Periods
Smart Lunch
Accountability Period/Academic Clubs
PE partnership with UNCW
Half-day Fridays
Science Labs at UNCW
HIGH SCHOOL
COURSE OF STUDY
9th Grade
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Honors English I and English II (blended yearlong)
Honors Chemistry I and Honors Chemistry II (blended yearlong)
Two Math Courses –Math 1/Discrete Math, Math 2/Discrete Math, Math
3/Pre-Calculus or Pre-Calculus/Calculus (blended yearlong)
Honors World History and Honors Civics and Economics
IT Academy - Microsoft Word, PowerPoint & Publisher and Digital
Integration
* if any of these courses were taken in Middle School , students will
have the option to take a course through NCVPS or NCSSM
Honors English III and English IV (blended yearlong)
Honors Earth Environmental Science and Honors Biology
Two Math Courses - Math 2/Math 3, Math III/Pre-Calculus, PreCalculus/Calculus (blended yearlong)
Honors US History and Honors African American Studies
Spanish I and II
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Graduation Project
Freshman Seminar UNI 101
Health
University Courses
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10th Grade
11th and 12th
Grade
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UNCW COURSE
ENROLLMENT
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Predominantly Basic Studies curriculum
100, 200, and 300 level courses available
Between 3 to 5 courses (approximately 10-15 credit
hours) per student, per semester
COLLEGE SUCCESS
AT UNCW
2014 Graduating Class
59 Graduates-averaged 40 college credits
25 First in family to go to college
47 Attending a 4 year university
8 Attending a 2 year university
4 Work Force
14 Continuing at UNCW
45-Dean’s List
3.23 mean GPA
45.69% GPA 3.5 or better
61% GPA 3.0 or better
LAUNCHING LEADERS
Commitment to Community Service (50 hours)
Leadership Development and Speaker Series
Science Fair Projects
Digital Portfolio Presentations
Field Experiences
WECHS
 5 Year Program - High School Diploma and College
Transfer Associate Degree
 Six Periods a Day
 STAE – Striving To Achieve Excellence – 9th – 11th
 Accountability - 12th – 13th
 Service Learning Opportunities
 Clubs
 Half-day Fridays
CFCC ENROLLMENT
 Start as early as second
semester of the
sophomore year
 Expected to achieve an
associate degree – 64+
Semester Hours Credit;
transfers as a packet to
state schools
 Approximately 10- 12
hours per semester
 100 – 200 level courses
 Tuition free, we pay for
books and fees
 Summer Classes are
paid for by the parents
2013 Graduating Class
97% Graduation rate
67% - earned an associates
degree or college transfer
diploma
88% - accepted to an
institution of higher learning
44% - minority students
graduated
President’s List – 2
Dean’s List – 10
Phi Theta Kappa – 3
STUDENT
LEADERSHIP
 Summer Med Camps
 Service Learning
 Community Service – minimum of 40 hours per year for a
total of 200 hours
 National Honor Society
 Future Business Leaders of America
 Student developed Mentoring Program
LEADERSHIP
EXPECTATIONS FOR
STUDENTS
Academically focused and willing to Read, Write, Think, and
Talk in all classes.
Proficient in reading and writing.
Good Discipline.
Good Attendance.
Self-Motivated.
Self-Advocacy and Good Work Ethic.
Comfortable with Technology.
Willingness to collaborate with others.
APPLICATION
PROCESS
1. Students Contact School Counselor. Application Checklist-The
counselor will begin collecting items for the Application Checklist.
2. Complete the Online Application by November 14, 2014;
http://www.nhcs.net/EarlyCollegeApp/EarlyCollegeApp.htm.
The application includes a 250-300 word essay.
3. Counselor submits Application Checklists Data November 24, 2014.
4. Teacher Recommendations-Communicate with your four core 8th
grade teachers (Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies)
about completing a Teacher Recommendation Form. The School
Counselor will send them an online form to complete the Teacher
Recommendation. These are also due by November 24th.
4. Interviews-students will be offered the opportunity to interview
based on selections from the application process.
5. Students will be notified of interviews and continuing in the Early
College Application process during the first week of January.
6. Student will be notified of acceptance the second week of February.
Online Application
SUBMITTED BY
COUNSELOR
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Grades (last year’s report card and this year’s grades to
date).
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Attendance profile from 7th grade and 8th grade.
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Discipline profile from middle school.
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End-of-Grade Tests (7th grade reading and math). If the
student was not a NHCS student, please submit standardized
achievement test scores for two years.
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Recommendation from a Counselor.
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IEP/504 identification
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ESL status
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STAE program
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Teacher Recommendations from 8th grade teachers;
http://goo.gl/bnjPnQ.
Teacher Recommendation Form

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