Henderson County Early College

Welcome to HCEC, home of the Roadrunners!

Congratulations to the students and staff at Henderson County Early College. Our school has been named an Honor School of Excellence by the state of North Carolina Department of Instruction based on the performance of our students and staff.

Vision:  Inspiring Success

Mission: Henderson County Early College provides a personalized, goal-oriented, rigorous educational program.  Our unique environment allows us to truly know our students so that we may help them define and reach their college, career and life goals.

School hours: 8:15 a.m.- 2:35 p.m.
Office hours:  7:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.


HCEC Newsletter - Welcome Edition

Welcome to the August 2016 edition of the HCEC August Newsletter 2016. This is a great way to see what is coming up at our school. Did you know you could win prom tickets if your “Name the Newsletter” entry is chosen? See this year’s SGA officers. Check out our newsletter sponsors (yes, we have saved room for you!). Please call us at (828) 697-4561 to purchase a sponsorship advertisement. Thank you for your readership!


Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Innovative High School

Officials, Blue Ridge Community College, Henderson County Early College staff and students, and Henderson County Career Academy celebrated the Groundbreaking on the new Innovative High School.

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Search Underway for Nation's Top Youth Volunteers

Prudential Financial, in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, is sponsoring its 22nd annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for the awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. Students must complete the application by Nov. 8 and then submit it for certification to a middle or high school principal. Schools will then select the top recipients in early November and submit those names for state-level judging.

The middle and high school recipients for each state will be named on Feb. 7. The top middle and high school candidates in each state receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and a trip to Washington, D.C., with a parent for four days of recognition events scheduled for May 6-9. Ten national honorees will be named and among other things, will receive an additional $5,000 in awards.

For more information, please visit the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards website.

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Roadrunner vs. Reindeer Yuletide 5k

Get out those running shoes and join us for our 3rd Annual Roadrunner vs. Reindeer Yuletide 5K  or 1 mile Fund Run here on the Blue Ridge Community College campus December 3, 2016 at 8 a.m.

All proceeds from this event support our PTO to help out with special events for our students.

You may pre-register by November 6, 2016. Please register at



Mr. Savage

A Special Thank You to Mr. Savage!

During this year’s Apple Festival, five of Mr. Savage’s students volunteered at the Mineral and Lapidary Museum. The Museum is nearly 100% staffed by volunteers, and the participation of your students helped us accommodate almost 4000 visitors during the four days of the Apple Festival.

A special thanks goes to Mr. Savage for two reasons. First, as mentioned above, he encourages his students to volunteer at the Museum. In addition, Mr. Savage will be joining the Board of Directors of the Museum.

Graduation Achievement Award

Henderson County Early College was awarded with an Exemplary High School Achievement. Our school was among other high schools  from all over North Carolina. We are part of the 100% Graduation Club for the year 2015-2016.

Frankenstein: A Modern Promethus

On October 27-31  Blue Ridge Community College Drama Department presents the world premiere of a new faithful adaptation of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein: A Modern Prometheus”

For all performances, the Creature will be played by Early College High School student Reese Giles, who, while new to the BRCC stage, has received training at Flat Rock Playhouse’s Studio 52.  Additional Early College students will also be working with the production.

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Halloween BRCC

Horror Classic