Polk County Early College is located in Columbus, North Carolina in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Early College began in the Fall of 2007 and was a project of North Carolina Governor, Mike Easley. The college was the first virtual early college in the state, and it is partially funded by the Bill and MeLinda Gates Foundation. The Polk County Early College is a Learn and Earn School in which students earn college credits while in high school. The Early College is a partner with Isothermal Community College and with the North Carolina Virtual Public School.
Interested families may contact Polk County Early College Director Mary Greene for more information, or visit the school website for an application.
Polk County Early College
51 Walker Street
Columbus, NC 28722
FAX: (828) 894-2971