Award Year: 2018

Haywood Early College

185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC, 28721-9441

(828) 565-4000

Mrs. Lori M Fox, Principal at time of Nomination

Choice School

Haywood County Schools

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One Pack, One Goal: Working together to make college a reality for all.

Student Demographics
  • White: 88%
  • Hispanic: 6%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 49%
Honors World History class

Honors World History class

It is the people that made Haywood Early College such a success. Our central office has supported our school and patiently given us time to learn, grow, and prosper. Our local community has responded to our program with enthusiasm with students applying in ever greater numbers. Our community college partners give us greater academic depth and instructional support. Our staff, professional and innovative, develop connections with our students through both class, extra-curricular activities, and field trips. Finally, our students, the heart of the whole operation, consistently rise to meet our raised expectations for them.

The word together, the idea of the wolfpack, and the focus on college preparation is the everyday reality of what goes on at Haywood Early College. To be surrounded by such great colleagues, to have such wonderful students, to be supported by such a helpful and appreciative community, all in support of such a worthwhile goal, cannot help but produce the most fantastic feedback loop.