Thursday, August 17 - Family Kick Off Orientation
Davie County Early College High School (DCECHS) is intended to provide successful, challenging, and meaningful experiences for students who may or may not be reaching their potential. While students benefit from an accelerated academic program, the school’s mission is particularly focused on students who are first generation college completing, at risk for dropping out of high school, and/or historically underrepresented in college populations.
The graph below contains demographic information for our school for the 2015-2016 school year.
Students typicall enroll in the Early College through an application process during the 8th grade, although occasionally a student will transfer from another Early College in NC. The below chart represents the number of students entering the Early College from each Middle School.
DCECHS is designed to assist students who might never be able to attain a college education through a traditional pathway. Students are strongly encouraged to contine college after graduating and earn a 4-year degree. DCECHS 2014 graduates will attend schools such as NC State, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, UNC Asheville, UNC Wilmington, Catawba College, Salem College, Appalachian State University, High Point University, East Carolina University, and Western Carolina University.
Davie County Early College High School (DCECHS) students graduate in 4, 4½ or 5 years with a high school diploma (28 units minimum) and an Associate's degree (60 hours minimum) or transferable college credits. Most high school courses are considered both college preparatory and honors level on student transcripts, with grades weighted one quality point higher than non-honors courses. The table below lists current high school and college requirements. Courses in parentheses are either required or most commonly taken by DCECHS students.
High School requirements in units
4 English (Eng IH, Eng IIH, ENG 111H*, ENG 113H*, ENG 233H*, and ENG 243H*)
4 Math (Algebra I & IIH, GeometryH, MAT 143H* or MAT 171H* & MAT 172H*)
4 Social Studies (Civics & EconomicsH, World HistoryH,and HIS 131H* and 132H*)
3 Science (EarthH, Physical, BiologyH* & CHM 131/131AH*)
1 Health/Physical Education (HEA 110*, PED courses*)
DCCC Associate in Arts degree requirements in credit hours
12 Social Science*
8 Natural Science*
6 Foreign Language*
9+ Elective credit hours*
* These courses are specific dual enrollment courses for which students receive both college and high school credit. All college coursework fulfills some high school graduation requirement.
H Receive honors level high school credit.