Each year BCEC enrolls a cohort of approximately 60 ninth grade students which brings our total enrollment to no more than 300 students within all five grade levels. BCEC offers all students an opportunity to achieve success in college and the workforce, with a particular emphasis on serving students who are underrepresented in the college-going population. Early College students are interested in being part of a close community of learners. Students must be capable of college level work and must have the maturity to handle the college campus environment. Our students reflect the diversity of Buncombe County Schools, both in terms of demographics and academic ability. Some students clearly have a proven track record of academic success, while other students may have had poor attendance or failing grades. However, all students are here because they have the desire to succeed.
Early College students enjoy a tour of the Biltmore Estate