Founded in 1837, the college is the third-oldest co-educational institution in the nation. It draws on Quaker and liberal arts traditions to prepare men and women for a lifetime of learning, work and constructive action dedicated to the betterment of the world. The college is a socially active, writing-intensive institution. The college attracts serious-minded students; the student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. Just over 2,100 students are enrolled and its international student population represents 21 countries. The college offers 41 majors and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is recognized by US News and World Report as a "selective, national liberal arts college" and is listed in The Princeton Review's "Best 351 Colleges." Also, the college was profiled in Loren Pope's "Colleges that Change Lives."
The Advanced Academics model is designed so there is minimal district management required. The Advanced Academics staff of certified teachers handles all aspects of the learning experience including course development, assessment, grading and 24/7 availability for interaction with the student via real-time chats, e-mail and phone calls. We also provide custom reporting and time monitoring of student activity that can be viewed online not only by the district, teacher and student, but also by parents and guardians. Advanced Academics also provides all data necessary for accreditation and funding, plus financial and audit records.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/CASI)
The Early College at Guilford is initially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Accreditation is a three-step process for school improvement. Step one is to develop criteria or standards by which a school can be measured and to assess the school in relation to those standards. Step two is the development of a school improvement plan. Step three involves the school sharing its plan with a team of visiting professionals who provide objective feedback and recommendations.
Guilford County Tobacco Use Prevention Coalition
The Guilford County Tobacco Use Prevention Coalition works to promote tobacco-free lifestyles and smoke-free environments, and to reduce tobacco-related health disparities in the Guilford County community. In particular, the Coalition works with the Early College at Guilford to provide educational sessions in tobacco history, media literacy, health consequences and community advocacy training.