Students participating in the Early College program earn a large number of college credit hours and graduate with a high school diploma. My daughter will soon graduate from the ECA program with credit hours that satisfy 50% of the requirements for an undergraduate degree. The quality of instruction offered at the school has been first rate with a high level of engagement from faculty and administrators. Class sizes are small and students are excited to come to school every day. Although the program is excellent overall there are a couple of potential downsides to consider. 1.) The school currently has no athletics program which can cause problems down the road for some seniors when filling out college applications. 2.) I have found that the English department has been somewhat remiss in delivering effective instruction on English writing. To improve SAT scores I had to resort to hiring a private tutor to address deficiencies in the English instruction my daughter received at Johnston ECA. Deficiencies aside this is a great program for high school students that I would recommend to others without hesitation.
Johnston Co Early College is a public high school in Smithfield. The principal of Johnston Co Early College is Mr Brandon Garland, who can be contacted at BrandonGarland@johnston.k12.nc.us. 234 children attend Johnston Co Early College and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 30% of the 234 students here get reduced lunch prices. Johnston Co Middle College is one of the nearest high schools.
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||3%||%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.7%||0.5%|
|American Indian/Alaskan Native||0.4%||0.5%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||30%||45%|