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 credits.
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 Strategies That Engage All Minds.
IECHS began with its first class of fifty-five freshman in August 2018 and will enroll fifty-five new freshman every school year. The first group of students were very instrumental in assisting IECHS staff with developing the schools mission statement, motto, mascot and logo. We will continue to allow our students to have voice and choice as we develop IECHS.
IECHS School Improvement Plan
Pitt County Schools uses Indistar for its school improvement plans. Please see below for how to log into the IECHS School Improvement Plan.