We are excited for our students to be back in the classroom after a nice holiday break! As we get back into the swing of things, please help us keep the school community as healthy as possible by staying home if you are sick.
Below is the current guidance from the NCDHHS Strong Schools Toolkit explaining how long and under what conditions someone needs to isolate or quarantine due to testing positive or being exposed:
1) If you have symptoms, regardless of vaccination status, get tested and isolate from others while waiting for the results.
Here are the symptoms:
Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of Breath, or Difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell. Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting. Diarrhea
2) If you test positive but DO NOT have symptoms, isolate yourself from others for 5 days and then wear a mask for 5 additional days. If you DO have symptoms, isolate yourself from others until fever-free. Individuals should isolate for at least 5 days since symptoms began and then wear a mask for 5 additional days.
3) If you are exposed to someone with COVID-19 and:
Not vaccinated--> stay away from others for 5 days, get tested on day 5 after exposure, and if they test negative, return to school while wearing a mask for 5 additional days.
Vaccinated and eligible for a booster but not yet been boosted--> stay away from others for 5 days, get tested on day 5 after exposure, and if they test negative, return to school while wearing a mask for 5 additional days.
Vaccinated and received booster or not yet eligible for a booster--> individuals do not need to stay away from others but should wear a mask for 10 days.
Thank you for helping as we navigate through the 2021-2022 school year together.
PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS AND PARENTS:
Prospective students and parents are invited to join us at Odell Williamson Auditorium on Wednesday, January 19th at 5:30pm to learn about this year's application process and take a tour of our school
Welcome to Brunswick Early College High School’s webpage. Students who apply and are accepted to Brunswick County Early College High School become members of a small, student-centered academic community. Through the collaborative efforts of students, teachers, parents/guardians, businesses, community, and Brunswick Community College, we create a culture that fosters respectful and responsible students while keeping positive relationships as our core value. Students experience an innovative approach to learning, which enables them to meet rigorous academic standards while enjoying relevant experiences. Early College High School is designed to be a five year school, students can earn both a North Carolina High School Diploma and an Associate's Degree or transferable college credit from Brunswick Community College. However, it is possible for some students to graduate in four years.
Our school motto is “Success is Our Tradition.” This is evident to our stakeholders as they witness the development of life-long learners who are positioned for success in the competitive global marketplace. Recognized by the US Department of Education as a 2017 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, our graduation rate is consistently at 100 percent, we are a North Carolina Stem School of Distinction, and we maintain a grade of “A” on the North Carolina School Report Card. In 2017- 18, our graduating class of 48 students earned a total of 51 Associate’s Degrees from our partner school, Brunswick Community College. Trend data indicate that between 70 and 80 percent of each graduating class plans to attend senior institutions upon graduation.
Foundational Principles of Brunswick County Early College High School - The 5 R's
Denise Absher, Principal