Innovation Early College High School (IECHS) is a partnership between Pitt County Schools and ECU. The school is located on the campus of ECU and admits students who are first generation college applicants, at-risk of dropping out, or seeking accelerated studies. The four to five year program of study is designed to graduate students with a high school diploma, and up to 60 hours of transferable university coursework.
Our vision is to build an Early College High School that graduates students with a competitive academic transcript, stackable workforce certifications, an innovative portfolio, and a wealth of employer contacts. We intentionally strive to create a loving and supportive school culture where the whole child is developed, challenged, and supported to succeed in his or her chosen pathway.
IECHS will provide each student with a individualized, challenging academic and supportive environment that bridges the high school and university level beginning in ninth grade. The school's rigorous curriculum will develop individual talent and prepare students for a successful transition to an institution of higher education, with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design, and Math (STEAM) career pathways.
IECHS began with its first class of fifty-five freshman in August 2018 and will enroll fifty-five new freshman every school year. The school will begin with a principal, counselor, clerical staff and core high school teachers. Additional staff will be added as more students enroll each year.