BCS Advantage Magazine Special Edition #1 - Page 22

BUNCOMBE COUNTY EARLY COLLEGE Buncombe County Early College (BCEC) is located on the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (AB Tech) campus. BCEC prepares high school students to be ready for college, careers, and community. In addition to a high school diploma, students can earn an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree from AB-Tech tuition-free. BCEC works with students to develop a personalized course of study, which may be completed in four or five years. Students also have unique opportunities to explore, experience, and engage with their futures through a variety of experiences with job shadowing and service learning/volunteering. BCEC is a small school where our staff knows each student well. Our course of study is rigorous and our expectations for student performance and behavior are very high. However, we provide high levels of support and care, which help students to thrive and to reach their academic and career goals. EARLY COLLEGE FAST FACTS: Average GPA: 3.7 (includes high school and college courses); The Class of 2016 earned an average of 61 credits per graduate; Student’s average pass rate for college courses is 93%. Programs • Services Academics • Athletics • Arts Human Resources • Budgets Global Education • Digital Learning S.T.E.M. • Transportation • Nutrition Graduation • Purpose & Direction 20 BuncombeSchools.org