Tri-County Early College

Updated Apr 3, 2020
21 Campus Circle - Murphy NC - 28906
Type of autonomy arrangement: leadership goodwill
Basic Profile

Opened In



9 through 12




Select leaders
Determine learning program
Select colleagues
Determine professional development
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine whether to take, when to take, how much to count district/EMO/authorizer assessments
Determine tenure policy
Make formal arrangements with district/EMO/authorizer to allow multiple measures in determining school success (not only a mean proficiency score)
Evaluate colleagues
Set schedule
Set staff pattern
Determine teacher workday
Determine school budget
Set school-level policy
Determine compensation
Teacher Authority Is...
De Facto
Authority rests on the goodwill of the principal.

About the Learning Program

Tri-County Early College focuses on project-based learning, STEM-focused learning activities, competency-based assessment, experiential hands-on activities, college courses, 21st century skills, Tony Wagner's survival skills, college visitation experiences each year, trust levels that require students to take responsibility for their own learning, and a service learning component requiring students to achieve 100 hours of volunteer work by the time they graduate from high school. Student voice and choice is a strong part of our approach so that students can take ownership and feel highly engaged with their work.