Tri-County  Early  College

We Dream. We Act. We Thrive.

What TCEC Is All About

What makes our school different than a traditional school?  Tri-County Early College focuses on Project-Based Learning, STEM-focused learning activities, Competency-based Assessment, Experiential hands-on activities, College courses, 21st Century Skills, Tony Wagner's Survival Skills, College Visitation experiences each year, Trust Levels that require students to take responsibility for their own learning, and a Service Learning component requiring students to achieve 100 hours of volunteer work by the time they graduate from high school.  Student voice and choice is a strong part of our approach so that students can take ownership and feel highly engaged with their work.

MORE ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

Core Components
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Our students learn through hands-on experience.

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

Projects replace lectures and textbooks

COMPETENCY BASED-LEARNING

COMPETENCY BASED-LEARNING

Students keep trying until Mastery

EARLY COLLEGE

EARLY COLLEGE

Students graduate with an Associate's degree

STEM

STEM

A strong focus in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

SURVIVAL SKILLS

SURVIVAL SKILLS

Graduate with skills for the world's economy

 
Who We Serve

The target population for early colleges is first-generation college-goers, those at-risk of dropping out or other historically underserved populations. 

A Snapshot of our Results

Nothing less than success

88

COLLEGE STAYING PERCENTAGE OF OUR STUDENTS 

82

PERCENTAGE OF PROFICIENCY ON END OF COURSE TESTS

69

AVERAGE NUMBER OF COLLEGE CREDITS AFTER FOUR YEARS

100

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO GRADUATE
Partners

Innovation in Education doesn't happen in isolation

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Phone:(828) 835-4318

4650 E US 64 Alt.

Murphy, NC 28906

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STEM

A strong focus in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

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