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Wilmington Early College High School  "A Degree Above" (910) 362-7789 4500 Blue Clay Road ND Building Castle Hayne, NC 28429


Graduates from Cohorts 4 and 5 at the May 2015 graduationOur Mission:
To nurture honorable, committed lifelong learners who self-advocate to become college and career ready.

Our Vision:
We will excel in academics and develop innovative 21st Century leaders.

Our Program:
Wilmington Early College High School was established through a partnership between New Hanover County Schools and Cape Fear Community College to provide students with an opportunity to earn an Associate's Degree along with their high school diploma. WECHS is a four-five year program where students engage in a rigorous academic curriculum of honors and college-level coursework. Many students will be enrolled in a CFCC course by the spring of their sophomore year. Our expectation is that all of our students will graduate with both their Associate's and their diploma, making our program truly "A Degree Above."


2017-2018 Demographics
Class of 2017 Statistics

Total Enrollment: 243

Male: 34%
Female: 66%

Caucasian: 57%
African American: 27%
Hispanic: 9%
Multi-Racial: 4%
Asian: 2%

9th Graders: 21%
10th Graders: 28%
11th Graders: 22%
12th Graders: 16%
13th Graders: 13%

Total Graduates: 35

Degrees Earned:
Associate in Fine Arts: 3%
Associate in Arts: 46%
Associate in Science: 31%
College Credits: 17%

83% of graduates earned a college degree
40% of graduates earned the CFCC President's Award

Post Secondary Plans:
86% matriculated to 4-year universities
6% matriculated to military service
6% matriculated to the workforce
2% matriculated to 2-year colleges

Colleges Admitting WECHS Graduates from the last 5 years:

UNC Wilmington
NC State University
East Carolina University
Queens University
Auburn University
UNC Asheville
UNC Greensboro
UNC Chapel Hill
Wingate University
Campbell University
Berkeley College of Music
SUNY Fashion Institute of Tech.
UNC Charlotte
NC Central University
Johnson C. Smith
UNC Pembroke
North Carolina School of the Arts
Livingstone College
NC A&T University
Western Carolina University
Appalachian State University
Winston Salem State
Liberty University
High Point University
Meredith College
St. Andrew’s University
Fayetteville State University
Johnson & Wales
Bennett College
SUNY Buffalo State University
University of Florida
Mars Hill College
Art Institute of Charlotte
University of Georgia
Belmont Abbey College
Elizabeth City State University

Contact Information:
Address: 4500 Blue Clay Road, ND Building, Castle Hayne, NC 28429
Main Office Phone: 910-362-7789
Fax Number: 910-254-4082

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