Are you interested in attending
Henderson County Early College?

HCEC is not a traditional high school.

Students who attend HCEC will graduate in five years with a high school diploma and an opportunity to earn a two-year associate degree with transferable credits to a four-year university.

Students interested in attending must complete an application and be accepted to HCEC. Students who attend HCEC must be willing to accept the responsibility for their academic growth in a rigorous environment and have the potential to succeed in college classes with the support of a caring faculty.

HCEC Application 2018-2019

8th grade presentation

Frequently asked questions

We are located at 300 East Campus Drive, Flat Rock, N.C. 28731 in the Innovative High Schools building. We are located in the Parkhill building.


Directions to HCEC

We will have middle school student and parent visits at the middle schools beginning in January 2019. The deadline for student applications will be announced.  The date for notification of accepted applications will be posted when decided.

8th Grade Presentations for the following schools to be announced

Mountain Community School

Flat Rock Middle School

Apple Valley Middle School

Hendersonville Middle School

Rugby Middle School

Immaculata Catholic School

HCEC Parent Information Session and Campus Tour  to be announced.

Prospective student interviews  to be announced.

Student interviews

Student interviews are an essential piece of the application process and in order to be considered you must attend. Parents are invited to attend as well.

Each time frame will last approximately 1 hour. If you have any issues with your scheduled time, please call the Early College.


If you pass Step 1 of our application process, you will be ask to come to a Student Interview Night, notification date to be announced.





This page was last modified by Angie McClung on Nov 6, 2018 @ 11:21 am