About SEC

Our Vision

Preparing all students with the knowledge and skills needed to become productive, responsible, and innovative members of the global community.


Our mission is to educate leaders for tomorrow.

Our History

We are a high school and college all in one! Stanly Early College High School (SECHS) is located on the campus of Stanly Community College in Albemarle, North Carolina. Stanly Early College opened its doors to 45 freshmen on August 9th, 2006, and adds approximately 50 freshmen each year. SEC accepts applications from 8th grade students who reside in Stanly County. 

Advantages of Attending SEC

 High school diploma AND college Associates Degree in 5 years (there is a 4-year option to complete the program if student meets requirements)

  • Tuition-free college education for Associate's Degree
  • Small Class Sizes (12-22 students)
  • Innovative teaching methodologies
  • 21st Century Skills integration
  • Teacher supervised Study Hall for Freshmen and Sophomores
  • Strong student-faculty bonds
  • Mature Campus environment
  • Opportunities to serve and work with leaders in the community
  • Non-traditional class day
  • Access to all SCC facilities, services, and programs
  • Comprehensive student support systems
  • Extracurricular activities adapted based on student interest (see Clubs and Activities)

Procedures and Expectations for Students of SEC 

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Meals & Transportation

Free and reduced lunch options through Stanly County Schools. This information is available online. Click on the link above to access the online application and other information regarding Child Nutrition. 

Bus Transportation provided by Stanly County Schools. Please contact Mrs. Laura Huneycutt with questions concerning bus routes and times. 

School Improvement 

The plan for implementing goals and objectives within the school can be found by visiting the  School Improvement Plan for 2017- 2018: 

 School Improvement Plan 2017-2018