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School for the Real World
The Wake Early College of Health and Sciences is a great new opportunity for rising ninth graders in the Wake County Public School System. Students can earn their high school diploma while earning free transferable college credit or an Associate of Arts, Science or Applied Arts Degree from Wake Technical Community College.
A first of its kind in the nation, the Wake Early College of Health and Sciences (WECHS) is a partnership of the Wake County Public School System, Wake Technical Community College (WakeTech) and WakeMed Health & Hospitals. Leaders from these organizations recognized the need for personalized, rigorous, innovative high school centered around health and science. Their collaboration resulted in a program that offers students a totally unique educational experience. The WECHS provides them with learning opportunities that begin in the classroom and extend to real-life laboratory environments. This is a school for the real world.
A Unique Learning Experience
The Wake Early College of Health and Sciences is a magnet school that integrates the theme of health and sciences throughout its curriculum. While enrolled in the WECHS, students participate in an academic program that fulfills North Carolina high school graduation requirements and allows them to complete college coursework as part of their high school career. Participating students have the opportunity to graduate in either four or five years and to earn an AS or an AAS degree, which is transferable to four-year institutions.
There are unique benefits to being a WECHS student:
Who Should Apply and How?
The Wake Early College of Health and Sciences will attract the best and brightest students who have potential to be our future leaders, scientists and researchers. Applicants should
Any rising ninth grader who completes a declaration packet, including an Intent form, academic records (transcript, report card, attendance and disciplinary history) and parental support statement, will be considered for enrollment.
3000 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27610