Award Year: 2016
Make a positive difference in the lives of students by providing exceptionally challenging educational opportunities that support academic development at the highest standards. Through building bridges at the earliest opportunity between high school, college, and beyond, our school seeks to awaken the creative, social, and academic abilities of students.
- Black/African American: 8%
- White: 41%
- Hispanic: 3%
- Asian: 42%
- Two or more races: 6%
- Economically Disadvantaged: %
Students enjoy the challenge of Chemistry 111 Lab at Guilford College.
The Early College at Guilford offers a rigorous academic program for motivated students in grades 9-12 and seeks to provide a seamless transition to higher education. Students participate in an accelerated curriculum of Honors and Advanced Placement courses in the ninth and tenth grades and, in partnership with Guilford College, students fully enroll in college courses in the eleventh and twelfth grades. Students typically earn enough credits in four semesters to enroll as sophomores or juniors in the university of their choice. While academic rigor and the experience of a wide variety of college courses are the hallmarks of the program, The Early College at Guilford does not succeed by academics alone. Students, following their own passion and interests, participate in numerous service learning opportunities, individually, or with the school's many active clubs. "Plus Time" is built into the schedule twice per month to allow for student clubs and academic teams to meet and for students to cultivate leadership and social skills. The school's greatest strength is its family-like atmosphere within a culture of high expectations. The teachers, experts in their content areas, care deeply about students and want to see them accomplish great things. Through fostering a culture of collaboration in academics and extra-curricular opportunities, the school supports students' academic, social, and emotional development.