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A Secure Bridge to College: Caldwell Early College High School

Caldwell Early College High School
Caldwell County Schools
Hudson, NC

A partnership between Caldwell County Schools and Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute (CCC&TI) created Caldwell Early College High School (CECHS)  in 2006 with an emphasis on creating opportunities  The school’s five-year program is located on the CCC&TI campus and emphasizes creating opportunities for first-generation college students and groups underrepresented in higher education.Beginning in 9th grade, students take college course they can apply toward an associate’s degree and acceptance to a university. Employing non-traditional teaching methods and problem-based activities, CECHS is also a model school for North Carolina New Schools.

Download the transcript of A Secure Bridge to College.

Read Caldwell Early College High School’s summary. Download the Caldwell ECHS 2014 application.

Contact Information: 

Principal Candis Hagaman
2859 Hickory Blvd SW
Hudson, NC, 28638-0000
Telephone: (828) 759-4636
Email: chagaman@caldwellschools.com

Student Demographics 2014

Number of students 8 – 12 393
Students eligible for subsidized meals 39%
Limited English Proficient students  8%
Students receiving special ed services  2%
Student mobility rate  0%
Hispanic or Latino students  7%
White students 85%
African American students  4%
Asian students  1%
Native American students  1%
Students of 2 or more races  2%
Average student daily attendance 97%
HS graduation rate 98%