Bladen Early College is a partnership between Bladen Community College and Bladen County Schools. Bladen Early College High School is an accelerated high school program which offers educational opportunities for rising ninth (9th) graders of Bladen and surrounding counties. These students will be provided ways to prepare for a successful career pathway by furthering their high school academics as well as college endeavors Students will complete their high school diploma and be eligible to earn certificates, diplomas, or degrees at the college level, in order to achieve their goals in the workforce or academics.
Students in the early college program will experience a community college learning environment, different from that of a traditional high school. Student potentials and interests will be identified and nurtured early in their high school years. This will foster a more goal-oriented approach that will enhance students’ independent learning skills, desire to complete, familiarity, with local community resources, and readiness to either join the workforce or pursue a four-year degree.
The Bladen Early College High School will focus on both college transfer degrees and CTE certificates, diplomas, and degrees. Our program will offer four curriculum pathway opportunities to support student attainment in an Associate in Science Degree, Industrial Systems Technology-Machining, Allied Health, and Information Technology. These curriculum pathways will further promote a development of a workforce to be able to support future job opportunities in Bladen County and the surrounding areas.