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Reagan Efird: Another ‘A’ for Stanly Early College

For the third year in a row Stanly Early College received another “A” on the North Carolina School Report Card.

Reagan Efird is a student at Stanly Early College.

The Early College met academic growth and has a 97 percent graduation rate.

Stanly Early College was the only school in Stanly County to earn an A on the North Carolina School Report Card. Stanly Early College has received four A grades since the 2013-2014 school year.

“The academic success of our students is based on the hard work and dedication of our teachers and students,” Stanly Early College Principal Kevin Adams said.

In addition to the A, Stanly Early College was recognized and awarded bronze on the 2018 Best High Schools ranking in the U.S.

U.S. News & World Report collects data from more than 20,500 public high schools across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, ranking roughly the top 6,000 schools. The list is based on state assessments and indicates the level of college readiness of schools from around the country.

Stanly Early College students have acquired these achievements while also completing an associate’s degree through the Stanly Community College.

During the 2016-2017 school year, 93 percent of Early College students completed an associate’s degree in addition to their high school diploma.

This past school year, 85 percent of Early College students also obtained their associate’s degree and high school diploma.

The 2017-2018 graduating class of Stanly Early College earned over 2,500 hours of transferable college credits. Furthermore, last year’s graduates obtained more than $700,000 in scholarships.

Reagan Efird, a student at Stanly Early College, writes about events at the school for The Stanly News & Press.