Students in early college high schools graduate with both a high school diploma and two years of transferable college credit or an associate's degree tuition free. In most cases, early college students stay in the program for five years to complete both high school and college requirements. Early college high schools are intended to attract students who are often under-represented in college: students from low income families and those whose parents never attended college. The early college program is a rigorous educational experience that requires each student to be highly motivated, hard working, and committed to completing both high school and college requirements.
Iredell County has two early college high schools: The Collaborative College for Leadership and Technology (CCTL) and The Visual and Performing Arts Early College High School (VPAC). The CCTL is located on the main campus of Mitchell Community College (MCC) in historic downtown Statesville. The CCTL is a partnership among MCC, and the Iredell-Statesville and Mooresville Graded school systems.
The VPAC is a partnership among MCC, Iredell-Statesville Schools, and Catawba College. Students in the VPAC take their high school classes at Statesville High School where they have access to state of the art facilities including the renovated Mac Gray Auditorium. When students are enrolled in college classes, they are bused to MCC via shuttle.
For additional information about the Early College schools in Iredell county, click the images below.
Underground Fellowship Club Meeting
Starting Tue. Sep. 10, 2013
12:20 PM - 1:20 PM
Study Abroad Program to Spain - Information Session
Thu. Dec. 5, 2013
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mitchell Community College Jazz Ensemble Concert
Thu. Dec. 5, 2013
Last day of classes for 16-week session
Mon. Dec. 9, 2013