Award Year: 2018
The STEM Early College at N.C. will provide an interdisciplinary approach using critical thinking to solve real world issues in a STEM problem-based, learning environment.
- Black/African American: 43%
- White: 21%
- Hispanic: 7%
- Asian: 23%
- Two or more races: 6%
The STEM Early College at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a public magnet choice high school in Guilford County Schools (Greensboro, NC). STEM Early College serves a diverse high school (9-12) population comprised of students from across GCS. Our focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education in partnership with NC A&T addresses the growing national trend to produce STEM graduates who are college and career ready (ed.gov).
Our students engage in a rigorous course of study that promotes completion of North Carolina high school graduation requirements in two years, followed by two full years of college courses. They select a STEM-based focus for college classes from four pathways: Biology, Sustainable Resources, Engineering, and Informational Technology. With the opportunity to gain nearly 60 transferrable college credit hours, students graduate with a strong foundation in STEM. In addressing our mission and creating an environment of critical thinking and civic engagement, all students participate in the AP Capstone program and the graduation internship to seek solutions to real-world issues.
As we begin our seventh year, feedback from students, parents, and the broader community indicates that our students demonstrate good character, are academically competitive, inquisitive, goal-oriented, and prepared for college and career. STEM Early College at NC A&T seeks to facilitate learning experiences and opportunities for all students to enhance their trajectory beyond high school.