About SEC

Our Vision

Preparing all students with the knowledge and skills needed to become productive, responsible, and innovative members of the global community.


Our mission is to educate leaders for tomorrow.

Our History

We are a high school and college all in one! Stanly Early College High School (SECHS) is located on the campus of Stanly Community College in Albemarle, North Carolina. Stanly Early College opened its doors to 45 freshmen on August 9th, 2006, and adds approximately 50 freshmen each year. SEC accepts applications from 8th grade students who reside in Stanly County. 

Advantages of Attending SEC

 High school diploma AND college Associates Degree in 5 years (there is a 4-year option to complete the program if student meets requirements)

  • Tuition-free college education for Associate's Degree
  • Small Class Sizes (12-22 students)
  • Innovative teaching methodologies
  • 21st Century Skills integration
  • Teacher supervised Study Hall for Freshmen and Sophomores
  • Strong student-faculty bonds
  • Mature Campus environment
  • Opportunities to serve and work with leaders in the community
  • Non-traditional class day
  • Access to all SCC facilities, services, and programs
  • Comprehensive student support systems
  • Extracurricular activities adapted based on student interest (see Clubs and Activities)
Need another reason?
US News Report Best High Schools Ranking
US News & World Report
The Early College earned a Bronze Medal-Honorable Mention in the U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools in North Carolina annual listing. The magazine reviewed 542 public high schools in North Carolina.

Follow the link to read more about it . . . US News and World Report EDUCATION

Procedures and Expectations for Students of SEC 

Student Handbook (A new handbook will be posted soon.)
Click here to submit a Chromebook Issue Report

Meals & Transportation

Free and reduced lunch options through Stanly County Schools. This information is available online. Click on the link above to access the online application and other information regarding Child Nutrition. 

Bus Transportation provided by Stanly County Schools. Please contact Ms. Jessie Morton with questions concerning bus routes and times. 

School Improvement 

The plan for implementing goals and objectives within the school can be found by visiting the . . . School Improvement Plan 2015-2016

2015 School Report Card

2015 School Report Card (Spanish)

Newsletter for Spring 2016

Please click on the link provided to view the latest edition of the Tiger Tribune