Wilmington Early College High School (WECHS)
August 2007 marked the kick-off of the first school year for the Wilmington Early College High School (WECHS), a partnership of New Hanover County Schools and Cape Fear Community College. Located on CFCC's North Campus, WECHS is one of two Early Colleges hosted by CFCC (Pender Early College is on the satellite campus of CFCC in Burgaw), one of two Early Colleges in New Hanover County (Isaac Bear at UNCW is the other), and one of 42 Early Colleges in the state. As one of New Hanover County Public Schools' high schools, WECHS is representative of the same demographics of other public high schools in the area. Its freshman class is made up of 60 motivated and bright individuals who are taking core high school classes in Honors Algebra and Geometry, Honors World History, Honors Earth Science and Biology, and Honors English 9 & 10. In Spring of 2008, WECHS students will take their first college course, ACA-111, which introduces them to the Community College and prepares them for further college education in coming years. The Early College effort began with Governor Easley and the North Carolina Legislature's adoption of the Learn & Earn Initiative, whereby opportunities are offered to a wider population of our state's youth to obtain a college education and to prepare for a career.
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WECHS students celebrated the end of their second nine weeks of school in December 2007 at Ten Pin Alley:
Ladaza, Tysheik, (Sabrina) and Dominique
Amanda, Caitlin, Katelyn and Charlene
Deja, Dorjona, Tavoya and Crystal
Jerald "ready to strike!"