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 new 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.
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.