Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! This school year will be a celebration of a decade of excellence in education. Yadkin Early College High School was established in 2007. We started with forty nine freshmen, two teachers, one guidance counselor, and a principal. Those forty nine students showed real courage to step outside the norm to attend a high school that they just learned about in the spring of 2007. That first class helped to set the corner stone for our school family.
Today, we enroll over two hundred and thirty students ranging from 9th grade to 13th grade. Students are dually enrolled with Yadkin County Schools and Surry Community College. Each student has an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and an Associate’s degree in four or five years. Surry Community College and Yadkin County has just completed an additional building to the Yadkin Center. This new building allows our students the opportunity to take all of the classes needed to earn a college transfer A.A. on this campus. We are also excited about a third building at the Yadkin Center that will be more focused on career training skills and certificates. It will be completed by the spring of 2017.
The school had three goals this past school year. I’m proud to announce that we met all three goals. The first goal was to ensure that all students have a four or five year academic plan. The guidance counselor accomplished this goal and will continue to meet with all students individually and in groups during their academic career. The second goal was for 85% of students taking a college class earn a C or higher. Our students completed over 900 college classes this past year and 91% earned a C or higher. The third goal was that 85% of the juniors taking the ACT would score 17 or higher on their composite score. Our student’s average composite score was 22. 1. We had over 90% make a 17 or higher on the ACT. What a great accomplishment by students, parents/guardians and staff members!
I’m so very proud to be part of the Wolf pack family.