University launches Early College Program with Washington Schools
Kesha Willliams November 06, 2013
On November 5, officials from Elizabeth City State University and the Washington
County Schools met to sign a memorandum of understanding to launch an Early College
Program that will benefit Washington County High School students.
Participating students will be eligible to earn up to 30 college credit hours while
still attending their public high schools. This rigorous program will reside under
the authority of the Washington County Board of Education. All federal, state, and
local laws applicable to public high schools will be applicable to the Early College
An advisory committee comprised of representatives from the university and the school
district will meet quarterly to evaluate instructional and programmatic activities,
identify problems, issues and challenges that arise and make recommendations regarding
more effective coordination and collaboration. The Board of Education will oversee
funding for this Early College Program. The university will select and supervise faculty
to provide the courses for the Early College Program.
Photo caption: Seated left to right: ECSU Chancellor Charles Becton and Dr. Joe Davis,
superintendent of the Washington County Schools (NC).
Standing left to right: Dr. Darnell Johnson, E. V. Wilkins Endowed Professor at ECSU,
Althea Riddick, coordinator of Program and Curriculum Development at ECSU, Dr. Ali
Khan, provost and vice chancellor for the ECSU Division of Academic Affairs, Lynn
West, vice chairperson of the Washington County Board of Education, the Rev. Russell
Wilkins, chairman of the Washington County Board of Education, Gwendolyn Barnes, Early