Early/Middle College at GTCC-Greensboro
2007: GCS Most Improved (High School)
2008: GCS Most Improved (High School) Piedmont Triad Signature School
2007-2010 GCS High Growth Schools
2009 North Carolina - School of Distinction
2010, 2011 North Carolina Honor School of Excellence
2006-2011 Met AYP
2011 100 Percent Graduation Rate
2010 ABC Composite 99.8 percent
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council
Concept: To prepare students for college success while providing a high school education & diploma through funds provided by the North Carolina New Schools Project Grant and Guilford County Schools.
CEEB Code: 341601
Location: We are located on the Greensboro campus of Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC).
Admissions: Students apply by completing an application and providing academic records. Applications are reviewed by a committee of staff, and selected students are offered an interview, students are chosen for acceptance from the pool of interviewed students. Admitted students must re-apply each year.
Current Enrollment: 139 students grades 9-13; 54% female, 46% male, 51% African American, 30% Caucasian, 7% Multi-racial, 11% Hispanic, and 1% Asian.
Class of 2012: 100% of students planned to attend a post-secondary institution. 78% planned to attend a four year college/university and 22% planned to attend a 2 year college or technical school. 100% completed the College/University Prep Course of Study. 96% graduated high school with 3 or more college credits through GTCC. 26% graduated with an Associate’s Degree or Diploma through GTCC.
College Course Information: College courses are offered to our students free of charge including books. College courses earn both college credit and high school credit. Students may be eligible to begin taking college courses through Guilford Technical Community College as early as their sophomore year of high school. Eligible students have successfully completed minimum requirements as determined by the COMPASS test, been recommended by at least one teacher, and been approved by a staff committee. Students must provide transportation for any courses taken outside of our school day. Our school day is from 11:30am to 5:13pm.
5 Year Program: Beginning with the Class of 2010, eligible students have the opportunity to postpone their high school graduation and stay for a 5th year. Eligible students must be on track to earn both their high school diploma and an Associate’s Degree or Diploma (through GTCC) at the end of the 5th year.
Staff: 100% have degrees in their discipline; 36% have a masters, specialty, or doctoral degree; 21% are National Board Certified Teachers. Our staff is very involved in various professional functions outside of their classrooms, by presenting in workshops to their colleagues in county, state, and national professional organizations, helping develop countywide curriculum study guides and assessments, county wide summer programs for Advance Learning students, and always pursuing professional development and higher educational opportunities.
Grading Scale and Ranking: Students are on a 7 point grading scale (ex. A = 93-100). Some college courses are on a 10 point scale and these vary by professor. All courses are weighted: Honors High School and Academic College Courses = 5.0 each credit and Standard High School and Technical College Courses = 4.0 each credit. Ranking is based on quality points earned in each high school and college course taken from ninth grade to present grade level. Class ranks and grade point averages are updated at the end of each semester.
High School Curriculum: The school offers the academic courses needed to obtain a North Carolina high school diploma. The school operates on a block schedule offering three credits per semester. Beginning with the Class of 2011, all students are required to complete the College/University Prep Course of Study. Beginning with the Class of 2013, all students are required to complete the Future Ready Core Requirements with World Language.
Students are required to participate in at least one non-credit seminar course each semester. Topics covered include (but are not limited to): tutorials, time management, study skills, test-taking strategies, decision-making, goal-setting, college & career planning.
Clubs and Sports: Clubs are led by students with faculty sponsors. Students who are interested in playing sports or other extra-curricular activities (ex. Marching band) may do so at their attendance zone high school if their class schedule permits.