Three I-SS schools were recognized for outstanding graduation rates for the 2020-2021 school year. Pictured (from left) are school board members Sam Kennington and Bill Howell, CCTL Principal Teri Hutchens, ASEC Principal Billy Wells and Superintendent Jeff James. Not pictured is Crossroads Principal Alicia Eller.

BY KARISSA MILLER

Three Iredell-Statesville Schools early college programs were recently recognized by the school board and Superintendent Jeff James for achieving outstanding graduation rates for the 2020-2021 school year.

All three programs posted 100 percent graduation rates for their five-year cohorts:

♦ Agriculture and Science Early College (ASEC) had a 100 percent graduation rate for its four-year cohort and 100 percent for its five-year cohort;

♦ Crossroads Arts and Science Early College had a 97.8-percent graduation rate for its four-year cohort and a 100 percent for its five-year cohort; and

♦ Collaborative College for Technology and Leadership (CCTL) had a 97.9-percent graduation rate for its four-year cohort and 100 percent for their five-year cohort.

“This is outstanding. It sets up our students up for significant employment gains as they move forward with life,” said I-SS Executive Director of Secondary Education Kelly Cooper.

All three early colleges are a partnership between I-SS and Mitchell Community College. Participating students have an opportunity to earn their high school diploma and an associate’s degree in five years — at no cost to their families. Learn more about these programs HERE.

The N.C. graduation rate was 87 percent in 2020-2021.

1 thought on “I-SS early college programs recognized for outstanding graduation rates

  1. Who is the liaison with Mitchell Community College? Shouldn’t that person(s) be recognized as well?

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