Over 100 students will comprise the freshmen and sophomore classes at Haywood Early College (HEC) for its second year. Along with a new freshmen class, changes are also on the way.

Students will attend classes in a newly renovated building for high school English and Math while college coursework will take place across the campus. Service projects and job shadowing are scheduled to become a part of the second year experience. Curriculum shadowing will also begin in order to expose students to different career opportunities as well as the training it takes to pursue those opportunities.

Some options for HEC students for college coursework includes: Desktop Publishing, Introduction to Forest Resources, Interpersonal Communications, Children's Theatre, Early Childhood, Introduction to Forest Resources, Geographic Information Systems, History, and World Religions.

End of Course testing shows HEC students exceeding the Haywood County School System average in each of the following areas: Algebra 1, Geometry, and English 1. When HEC students finish at the school, they will complete requirements to earn a high school diploma and an associate degree. Applications for this year are still being accepted by Haywood County Public Schools.