The Early College High School Initiative focuses on young people for whom the transition into postsecondary education is now problematic. Its priority is to serve low-income young people, first-generation college goers, English language learners, and students of color, all of whom are statistically underrepresented in higher education and for whom society often has low aspirations for academic achievement. The initiative will increase the number of these young people who attain an Associate’s degree or two years of college credit and the opportunity to attain a Bachelor’s degree.
In the fall of 2008, students, teachers and staff of Buncombe County Early College crafted the school Mission Statement:
Students, teachers and staff of Buncombe County Early College also crafted the following:
Buncombe County Early College faculty and staff believe:
Early College students believe:
Buncombe County Schools Vision Statement
Preparing all students to realize their potential in a rapidly changing, diverse, global society.