Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians:
I would like to welcome you back to school for the 2017-2018 year. I hope all of you have enjoyed a relaxing summer.
Our school was very successful last year. We had a one-hundred percent graduation rate for the fourth year in a row. Twenty two of the fifty-seven graduates earned an Associate’s degree along with their high school diploma. We had four students earn both an A.A. and A.S. degrees and one student earned his welding certificate. This group really set the bar high for the future graduates. Also, we’re honored to have Yadkin Counties Teacher of the Year, Mr. Edgar Zamora and I am humbled to be recognized as Principal of the Year for Yadkin County Schools.
Last year our students were enrolled in over eight hundred college classes. The college credit can only transfer to a four year college if the student earns a C or higher. Also, S.C.C. only accepts a C or higher in their classes for students to earn an A.A or A.S. degree. . We exceeded our school goal of eighty- five percent making a C or higher in their college classes. We had eighty-eight percent earn a C or higher. We also had a very strong performance in EOC (end of course) scores. Our school’s overall EOC performance is unofficially at eighty-nine percent. Our math teachers, Ms. Fowler and Mr. Zamora, both had one hundred percent passing rates in their math I classes.
This school year will begin August 8, 2017 for high school classes. Surry Community College classes will begin on August 15th, 2017. We will continue to encourage each student to fulfill their potential in high school and college classes. We will continue to work on increasing the number of Associate degrees earned and increase the number of certificates earned through Surry Community College.
We would like to invite you to open house August 4, 2017 between the hours of noon until 7:00. This will be a time to meet teachers, and pay your child’s fifty dollar instructional fee to their homeroom teacher. Students will not be assigned college text books until they have paid any outstanding fees, paid for this year’s instructional fee and attend school August 8th.
You will find enclosed a supply list for student classes, student schedule, modified bus schedule to start the year, and a copy of the Early College Calendar. Also, you can check out our school website by going to www.yadkinK12.NC.US. Under the tab for schools select Yadkin Early College. We’re constantly updating this site to keep you informed throughout the year.
I look forward to seeing all of our school family! I know with all of us working together we will have another successful school year.