ECHS Teacher Perspective State of the School

Denise Absher, BCECHS Principal

Denise Absher

Brunswick County Early College High School is back on their feet! Student engagement is getting back to the level it used to be. Teachers are reporting that students are working hard and turning in their work on time. We see evidence with walkthroughs and observations that students are fully engaged in class again.  BCC has extended The Learning Center and is offering to assign tutors and specific times for students to get help in college classes. 


Clubs are very active and giving back through service more than ever.  We held our first semi-formal Valentine’s Dance, it was so refreshing to see students dressed up and having fun! The Students were smiling, laughing and the dance floor was alive again! 


We believe that our focus back to the 5 R’s has made all the difference. January was about
RESPECT, and February RELATIONSHIPS.  We are heading into March where we will focus on RESPONSIBILITY, April will be RELEVANCE and we will finish strong with May being about RIGOR.  We are poised for every student to grow in their learning again.  


We are making progress with our School Improvement goals. We re-emphasized our efforts towards ACT practice skills in both English and Success classes for Sophomores and Juniors.  

We are using diagnostic information to inform our teaching.  Dr. Rollison from the central office is collaborating with us and has worked hard to develop a tool that helps identify the risk factors for all students.We are using this invaluable data to develop an action plan that will help us best support each and everyone of our Firebirds.  


In the next few months the Firebirds are visiting colleges, adding a history honors society, Rho Kappa and a media honors society, Quill and Scroll.  We are traveling to participate in a media club conference at Appalachian State University as we look  to build our own media program next year. We are holding Career Day, Prom, and Graduation.  We are traveling with Firebirds on a study abroad trip to Japan and plan for another trip to Iceland next year at spring break and so much more.  As you can see the future is bright for our Firebird Family. 

Soar Firebirds, soar!