BCECHS open house is Monday

Published 7:23 pm Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Beaufort County Early College High School will conduct its annual information open house at 6 p.m. Monday in the multi-purpose room of Building 10 on the BCCC campus.

This session is for eighth-grade students and their parents who are seeking more information about the Beaufort County Early College High School program and how to apply.

The high school will accept about 50 students for its fifth ninth-grade class scheduled to begin at BCCC in the fall of this year, according to Principal Todd Blumenreich. The high school is a partnership between BCCC and Beaufort County Schools. It allows students to take high-school and tuition-free, community-college courses and graduate in five years with a high-school diploma and an associate degree in the field of their choice. BCECHS graduates may then either head into the work force with job-related skills or transfer to a four-year college or university.

The deadline to apply for the school is March 23. Applications are available on the Beaufort County Schools website at www.beaufort.k12.nc.us, by clicking on the name of the school at the “Schools” menu. For more information about BCECHS, interested persons may contact Blumenreich, 252-940-6337, or Lisa Hill, college liaison, 252-940-6497.