Lee Early College High School (LEC) is an academically advanced public high school located on the campus of Central Carolina Community College. Students who apply, and are accepted, to LEC have the opportunity to complete a full College Transfer Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree by the time they graduate from high school. During their time at LEC, students will take a blend of high school and dual enrollment college courses that will allow them to earn both a high school diploma and two-year college degree.
Students who attend LEC will be provided with a challenging educational environment. Each student is provided an education that is personalized to meet their needs and help them achieve their goals. Strong guidance, AVID and advisory programs are in place to assist students. Every student who enrolls in LEC will be assigned an advisor who will advise them during their stay. This person is the student’s main contact at the school. Advisor contact information may be found on www.leeearlycollege.com. I would also recommend signing up for the Parent Portal, if you have not already done so.
All of our students are required to meet the standard testing requirements/curriculum as any North Carolina high school student. In addition to this standard, all of our students are expected to graduate with a college grade point average that will allow them to transfer to a four year university.
During the past school year we have been recognized for continued growth in our school. Some of the recognitions we have received:
1. For the second year in a row, US News and World Report has identified us as a bronze-level school, placing us as one of the top high school in North Carolina.
2. The State of North Carolina gave our school a B grade, the only school in the Lee County School District to achieve this high of a grade.
3. N.I.C.H.E. ranked us as the 81st best high school in North Carolina. We received an A rating in Educational Outcomes and Student Culture and Diversity and a B rating in Academics, Administration and Policies and Teachers.
4. The National BETA organization identified us as a School of Distinction for the 2015-16 school year.
5. For the May 2016 graduating class, 70% of the students graduated with both a high school diploma and a college degree. This class also qualified for over $1,000,000 in scholarships.
6. On the Spring 2016 ACT Exam, 81% of the students were identified as college and career ready.
Our tradition of sending our graduates to top universities continues. Our graduates continue to transfer to state universities like UNC, NC State, Appalachian State, ECU, UNC-Wilmington and UNC-Greensboro. Many of our students have decided to attend out of state colleges as well. Additionally, the 2016 graduating class qualified for over $1,000,000 in scholarships.
I encourage you to be actively engaged in our school and your child's education. To help facilitate this, all LEC teachers have maintain teacher web pages that include their online lesson plans, objectives for the day, and a calendar of events.
By checking the online postings you will be able to determine if your child has homework or a test. You will continue to have access to the Parent Portal to check on your child’s grades and attendance.
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I also encourage you to communicate directly with our teachers and support staff. You can find their email addresses on the Lee Early College’s webpage and in this handbook.