Career & College Promise

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Haywood Early College High School

Haywood Early College High School is an autonomous public high school located on the campus of HCC. Haywood Early College High School enrolls students in grades 9 through 13 as non-degree seeking students according to GS 115C-238.50 (e): Cooperative innovative high school programs may include the creation of a school within a school, a technical high school, or a high school or technical center located on the campus of a college or university; and NCCCS Administrative Code for enrolling students through cooperative high school programs. Ninth and tenth grade students take college courses in a similar format as concurrent enrollment and eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth grade students take courses through a similar format as dual enrollment. Haywood Early College High School students are eligible to take additional courses through waivers/exemptions approved by HCC, HCC Board of Trustees, Haywood County Schools, Haywood County Board of Education, the NC State Board of Education and the North Carolina Community College System Office.

Mission Statement

Haywood Early College was developed through a partnership with Haywood County Schools and NC New Schools Project to provide higher education opportunities to students under-represented in colleges and universities. The purpose is to serve as a model for the nation in developing innovative, engaging education as part of a high school reform movement. Through rigor, relevance and relationships, the educational culture will improve the success of high school students and the college-going rate.


  1. Students complete a high school diploma and a two-year transfer degree in five years.
    Innovative learning models developed to engage students.
  2. Improved high school completion rates, college going rates, college completion rates.
  3. Integration of college culture at the high school level.

Homeschooled Students

Home-schooled students are considered for enrollment on the same basis as North Carolina public school students. Documentation must also be provided to show that the home school is registered with the appropriate state agency. An official transcript from the home school must include the following criteria:

  • Name of the home school and address
  • Name of the principal
  • Name of the student
  • Student’s social security number (optional) and birth date
  • Curriculum and courses taken each year with grades and a grade point average
  • Cumulative grade point average for total progress
  • Notarized seal and official signature


For more information on enrolling in Career and College Promise as a home-schooled student, please contact Jessica Honeycutt, High School Programs Coordinator, at or (828) 565-4119.

High School Programs

  • Jessica Honeycutt
    High School Programs Coordinator
    Phone number: 565-4119
    Office/building: 237, Freedlander Learning Center
  • Phillip Hamm
    High School Career Coach
    Phone number: 565-4119
    Office/building: 237, Freedlander Learning Center
  • Andrew Johnson
    High School Career Coach
    Phone number: 565-4119
    Office/building: 237, Freedlander Learning Center
  • Andrea Andi Lawing
    Haywood Early College Liasion
    Phone number: 565-4226
    Office/building: 405B, Haywood Early College