Students who thrive at The Early College at Guilford are described as self-motivated, self-starters, and independent thinkers and learners. They might also be described as pioneers who don't mind stepping out of the box. The most successful students are those who attend because they want to and because they make the choice.
Students living in Guilford County are encouraged to apply for admissions to the school. Students and their families should consider the pros and cons of attending an early entrance school before submitting an application. Parents and guardians should consider their role in the process. To apply, simply follow these seven steps:
- Complete parts A and B of the application using clear, concise phrases/sentences. Part B must be hand-written by the student. (The application is available at the school office and online.)
- Get four recommendation forms completed: two recommendation forms from current core subject teachers, one from a teacher of the student's choice and one from an individual of the student's choice.
- Submit copies of achievement records and grades for all courses taken during the recent academic year.
- Include copies of current IEP or Section 504 plan, if applicable.
- Write a two-page essay in response to this writing prompt: You have just completed your 300-page autobiography. Please submit an excerpt of your autobiography.
- Select one Early College Day to interview with admissions team representatives, meet our students and their families, and write an additional essay. The essay will be written on one of these writing prompts:
Mail or hand-deliver the completed application to the school.
- Which quality about yourself would you most like to see flourish and which would you like to see wither?
- Write a journal entry in which you describe and analyze a significant educational experience. The experience may be positive or negative.
- Tell the story of a time in which you took a risk and failed. What did you learn from this experience?
All applicants will be carefully considered, though submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance to or enrollment in the school. Students will be notified of their enrollment status in May.