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  • Application Timeline:

    Students can only apply to attend the PC Early College High School when they are enrolled in 8th grade. Transfers from traditional high schools are not accepted.   

    Students in traditional high schools who are juniors and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to take courses at PCC through the Career and College Promise program. More information can be obtained through counselors at the student's high school or by calling PCC's office of High School Programs at 252-493-7411.

    April,2021 - Students have been notified of their selection status. 

    We are excited to welcome our upcoming Freshman Class. Parents and students are encouraged to follow PCSECHS on Facebook and to frequently check this website for updated information about important dates and instructional programming.

    March 1 - 11, 2021 - Interviews scheduled

    February 22, 2021 - Students who have been selected for interviews have been notified via email by Mr. Whittington. 

    Students not selected to continue in the admissions process have also been notified via email by Mr. Whittington. If your child applied and has not heard from Pitt County Early College High School, please call the school at 252-493-7821.


    February, 2021  Applications reviewed; students being selected for the next step in the process - Interviews.

    • Students selected to participate in the interview process will be notified at the email they provided on the application.                   
    • Due to COVID-19 procedures, interviews will be conducted virtually. 
    • Students who are not selected to continue in the application process will be notified.

    Jan. 22, 2021    Completed Applications due

    Nov. 2, 2020     Application Process opened.

     The PCS Early College Experience...

    Our school offers students the opportunity to earn a Pitt County Schools high school diploma AS WELL AS an associates degree and certifications from Pitt Community College. We are located in a beautiful building directly on PCC's campus. Students become PCC students from the moment they enroll in our school. Ninth grade students usually take two PCC courses during their freshman year, so students and parents need to understand that the expectation for college level performance is the norm! Students generally take the typical ninth and tenth grade core classes in English, Math, Science and Social Studies with PCS Early College teachers.

    Electives and other credits such as PE/Health, Art, and Foreign Language, and upper level high school requirements are met through courses at PCC. Students are expected to achieve an 80 or higher in all courses. Because students fast-track into college course work, students and families need to expect rigorous course work and understand that students will be enrolled in a college course their first semester of the program.

    So, how do we work with students and families to accomplish these goals? We are a small school. Each class (freshman, sophomore, etc) has a maximum of 75 students which allows our staff to get to know each student. We are committed to educating the whole child. Through our AVID program we help students learn to function effectively socially as well as intellectually. Communication between staff, families, and the students is key to our success.


    How and When to Apply...

    Applications are accepted only when students are in their 8th grade year, ready to begin high school the next school year. Completed applications for the incoming 2021 Freshman Class were due on Friday, Jan. 22nd.

    Applications are then scored on a rubric. We will conduct 1:1 virtual interviews with well over 100 students for the 75 available slots. Students will be notified by email through their guidance counselor if they are not accepted. Students who are accepted are notified in person by our principal.



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