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Early College High School offers opportunity

Franklin County’s Early College High School is accepting applications from students who want the amazing opportunity to complete a diploma and associate’s degree in exchange for five years of their time, attention and hard work.

This year marks the 10th Anniversary for the ECHS, which is a collaboration between Franklin County Schools and Vance-Granville Community College. The facility is located on VGCC’s Franklin Campus in Louisburg.

“Our first graduating class consisted of six students and has grown to more than 40 this past year,” said Erica Shoulders-Royster, ECHS Principal. “Our graduates have the opportunity to receive a high school diploma, plus a two-year associate’s degree in art or science and/or college transfer credits.”

One of the greatest benefits of ECHS is receiving an A-school education at no cost. That’s right! Tuition and and books are all covered by the county and state. 

“Our students have the opportunity to be a part of a small school,” Shoulders-Royster said. “Our teachers are able to provide one on one support to students in a family-like atmosphere.”

There are currently 185 students enrolled at ECHS, with about 100 applications expected for around 50 available spots in 2020-2021. An informational night for parents, guardians and prospective students is scheduled for 6 p.m., Thursday, March 12th. It will be held in the multi-purpose room at VGCC in Louisburg.

ECHS’ application deadline is Thursday, March 19th. Visit the following link for more information and the application: ECHS 2020-2021 Enrollment Application 


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