Award Year: 2021

Sampson Early College High School

1801 Sunset Avenue
Clinton, NC, 28328-0001

(910) 592-7177

Mr Monty Strickland, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Sampson County School District

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Sampson Early College High School is designed as a five-year high school that provides an opportunity for students to obtain an associate degree and/or two years of transferrable college credit. Sampson Early College High School seeks to educate all students to their highest level of academic performance and to prepare them to become productive members of society in the 21st Century.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 9%
  • White: 23%
  • Hispanic: 62%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 5%
SECHS students enjoy hands-on learning.

SECHS students enjoy hands-on learning.

Sampson Early College High School (SECHS) is a public high school in the Sampson County School district located in Clinton, North Carolina. SECHS is located on the campus of Sampson Community College. What makes SECHS unique is the partnership that is created between feeder schools and private schools in Sampson County and with Sampson Community College. Students are afforded the opportunity to be dual enrolled and earn a high school diploma and 60 or more college credits with the goals of earning an Associate degree within five years. Once students are admitted, a rigorous environment of learning and support is offered with goals of shaping students into becoming college and career ready. Students enjoy the curriculum of rigorous high school and college classes, and they are offered support throughout their journey by highly trained educators at the high school and college level.

Staff members get to know students personally, and class sizes are suitable for students to enjoy a unique approach to education. SECHS offers students support systems through high school and college. Seminar classes through SECHS offers student services in addition to the basic curriculum. Our Seminar class helps track students' pursuit of maintaining high marks in classes at the college level and offer support for students in career goals and accountability. Weekly grade checks, tutorial services through SCC, support for post-secondary educational opportunities, scholarship opportunities, and the promotion of extracurricular activities, are communicated by our highly qualified staff. Upon graduation, SECHS students are ready for the next phase in their life.