What is an Early College?

  • Early colleges are a blend of public high schools and community colleges. As part of NC’s College and Career Promise, Early Colleges are high schools located on community college campuses. By the time an early college student graduates high school, they will have had the opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree.  Cabarrus County is home to two early colleges: the Early College and Cabarrus Tech Early College.


    ECHS PA  EC Tech PA

    **Early College Students are not elligible for participation in athletics.

Our Early Colleges

  • Early College High

    Early College of Technology


    • Transportation is provided for Early College students.

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Program Requirements

    • Application and interview for rising 9th grade students. Essay questions are required as part of the application process. Teacher reccomendations are not required for the 21-22 school year.
    • Teacher recommendations are required for the Early College High School as a part of the application process. You can find a copy of the teacher recommendation form here.
    • Teacher recommendations are NOT required for the Early College of Technology High School application for 2021-22.

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Last Modified on October 8, 2020