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!


Recognition from the Senator of North Carolina

HCEC recently received a letter of recognition from Senator Thom Tillis.

Junoir Achievement Ethics Essay Contest

Junior Achievement of Western Carolina is excited to present the 13th Annual Business Ethics Essay Luncheon, “Ready to Work: Preparing Our youth for Employment.” This annual event is one-of-a-kind in Western North Carolina whereas it engages High School youth and business professionals in meaningful discussion around relevant “real-world” topics.

Youth from surrounding counties of Buncombe, Madison, Henderson, Transylvania, Haywood, and Polk are given the opportunity to take part in an essay contest with three questions around the theme”Workplace Readiness.” These essays are then judged by writers and editors at the Asheville Citizen-Times newspaper and one winner is chosen for each essay question. These winners are presented with stat-of-the-art laptops to assist them in their academic and career endeavors.

Students have the opportunity to make a great possible mentor, intership or job connection with this contest.

Please turn in your essays to Ms. Heath.

Outline of contest

Essay Topics

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2017 Young Artist and Authors Showcase

Want your work displayed locally?

International recongnition?

Cash prizes?

Take a look at the flyer to get more details.    2017 YAAS Flyer