Wayne Early/Middle College High School is a WCPS high school located on the campus of Wayne Community College. Students have the opportunity to complete their North Carolina high school graduation requirements and a two-year Associate Degree or two years of college transfer courses in a 4-5 year period. Students do not pay for tuition or purchase college textbooks. Students are dually enrolled in high school and college courses. All high school courses are offered at the honors level. Early College students are contained on the second floor of the Hocutt and Dogwood Buildings for the first two years. WEMCHS offers a small learning community where teachers and students have close relationships. Emphasis is placed on the “3 Rs” – Rigor, Relevance and Relationships. Students enjoy small class sizes and personalized instruction.
Students are academically able to handle the rigorous curriculum. WEMCHS accept students from across the county. Its population should reflect the demographics of the school district with an emphasis on first generation college students. The target population is 65 students per grade level. WEMCHS currently has over 250 students.
Benefits to being a WEMCHS Student:
- Dual enrollment with Wayne Community College
- Personalized Education Plans
- Small class size
- Honors level courses
- Character & Leadership Development
- College Preparation
- Access to Community College Library and resources
- High School diploma and college degree
- Participation in 1:1 Laptop Initiative for all students