Early Colleges

Wake Young Men's early college
  • Early Colleges

    Early College High Schools help students get a head start on college while they earn their high school diploma.

     
    Wake Early College of Health and Sciences 
     
    This school provides opportunities to explore careers in the health and sciences through partnerships with Wake Tech, and WakeMed Health and Hospital.  This five-year high school program allows students to earn their high school diploma and an Associate degree, college transfer credit, prerequisite courses to prepare for health sciences degree, or certificate- tuition free.  Students follow a rigorous high school program of honors classes for the first two years and are dual enrolled in Wake Tech courses the remaining years.  Wake Early College H.S.
     
    Wake STEM Early College 
     
    The Wake STEM Early College High School is a small public school of choice; a joint project between the Wake County Public School System and North Carolina State University. STEM is the theme of the school’s program in addition to our identity as an early college.  Early college means students take college courses at NCSU as well as the courses required to earn a high school diploma over a five year period.  STEM at our school does not just relate to four subject areas but instead permeates throughout the entire program as our students explore the "Grand Challenges for Engineering"

    STEM has two components that we explore: 

         1. The world is bigger than our community, state, country and nation. It is our responsibility to 'reach beyond our limits to achieve our dreams, even those not yet imagined'.

         2. We can only solve the world's problems and truly realize our potential if we think with an engineering mindset. 

    At Wake STEM we follow the NCSU Engineering Design Process as our foundation to solve our problems and complete our projects.

       Wake STEM E.C.
     
     
    North Wake College and Career Academy (9-12)
    This school is a collaborative endeavor with Wake Technical Community College and Wake County Government.  Students will be able to complete studies in one of five programs as part of their graduation credits. The school will offer Culinary, Business Administration, IT/Tech Support, Early Childhood Education and Emergency Medical Science.  Through an academic foundation paired with career-informed courses and work-based learning experiences, graduates may continue to a four-year university, or apply their earned credits towards an AAS degree, certificate, or diploma program at Wake Technical Community College. North Wake College and Career Academy
     
     
    Vernon Malone College and Career Academy
    Vernon Malone College and Career Academy is a collaborative endeavor between the Wake County Public School System, Wake Technical Community College and Wake County Government. Students at Vernon Malone College and Career Academy complete studies in one of the seven Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs as part of their high school graduation credits, these include Biopharmaceutical Technology, Collision Repair, Cosmetology, Multi-Trades Technology, Nurse Aide, Simulation and Game Development and Welding.

    Through an academic foundation, paired with career-focused courses and work-based learning experiences, graduates of Vernon Malone College and Career Academy will be prepared to enter the workforce, continue on to a four-year university, or apply their earned credits towards an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, certificate or diploma program at Wake Technical Community College in areas such as Applied Engineering, Business & Public Services, Computer Technologies, Skilled Trades, or Transportation. Vernon Malone CCA

     
    Wake Young Men's Leadership Academy
    Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy
     

    The Wake Young Men's and Women’s Leadership Academies were established in 2012 to provide educational opportunities for young men and women in a rigorous single-gender academic program. The Wake Leadership Academy  is a 6-13, single-gender, early college, leadership academy within the Wake County Public School System. Grades 6-10 for the Wake Young Men's Leadership Academy are held in the Thompson School Building in downtown Raleigh. Grades 6-10 for the Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy is held on  the Governor Morehead School for the Blind campus. Grades 11-13 are at Saint Augustine’s University located in the historic Oakwood neighborhood of Raleigh, NC. The schools emphasize leadership development, entrepreneurship, and community service. Each school serves approximately 50 students per grade level in grades 6 through 13. 

    Staffed by a team of educators who are dedicated to the academic and social progress of all children, they support, enrich, and empower each young man and woman to become learners and leaders in local and global environments. They prepare young men and women for life-long learning through rigorous instruction. They collaborate with students, parents, community members, and each other to create successful schools.

     
     

Apply to an Early College School

The period to apply to an Early College School is Oct. 12-Dec. 20, 2019.

Apply Here!