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High School Programs News and Updates

New Beginnings for Cabarrus-Kannapolis Early College High School

Along with cooler temperatures, Fall Semester 2011 arrives with many exciting new changes for the Cabarrus-Kannapolis Early College High School. This year we accepted an additional 63 students, which brings our total student body to over 150 students.

All early college students received brand new netbooks provided by the district school system this year.
All early college students received brand new netbooks provided by the district school system. Along with each netbook, students also received new backpacks to carry the netbook as well as textbooks.  As we enter into our third year, our junior class is engaged in a full college load for the first time. They will enter into classes such as HIS 111, World Civilization I, SPA 111, Elementary Spanish, ENG 112, Argument Based Research and various math classes like MAT 080, Intermediate Algebra to MAT 175, Precalculus. Although these new responsibilities will require our students to work extra hard, we are confident in their ability to meet the challenges that lie ahead and succeed.

Last year we lost two great staff members, and we will miss them greatly. However, for our new school year, we have gained four new, valuable members of the staff and look forward to working with them. We are glad to welcome to our team: Dustin Shoe, Dean of Students, Michelle Brilliant, Chemistry Teacher, Leslie Dianetti, Guidance Counselor, and Louise Bush, English Teacher.

With our highly competent staff and faculty, bright students and new technology, wonderful things are taking place at Cabarrus Kannapolis Early College High School. We anticipate a semester filled with learning and fun.

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Rowan County Early College High School Update

What makes Rowan County Early College High School innovative? What does Rowan County High School do that makes it special? Most people know RCEC is housed on RCCC’s campus. Moreover, high school students who attend it can graduate high school as well as earn an AA or an AS degree and up to 64 transferable college credits in just four years. But how has the high school been faring lately?

  • RCEC is one of only two high schools in Rowan County that made AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) as measured by the No Child Left Behind federal education initiative.
  • RCEC’s overall performance is 90%, the highest composite performance score in RSS.
  • RCEC 10th graders took the state writing test and had the highest scores in RSS with a 93% passage rate. Two students also scored level 4, which is extremely difficult to achieve.
  • The school attendance rate is 98%.
  • RCEC has the highest EOC (End of Course) high school scores in the RSS district in: Algebra I—97% passage rate; Algebra II—92% passage rate; English I—98% passage rate; Physical Science—97% passage rate; US History—2nd in RSS, with one high school beating RCEC by 1 point.

RCEC students achieved all of these commendable results while still taking college classes. This year marks the fourth year of the school, and we look forward to watching our first group of students graduate.

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