Newsweek Names Early College at Guilford a Top High School
The Early College at Guilford has once again been named one of the best public high schools in the country, according to Newsweek magazine. The early college high school, located on the campus of Guilford College, placed 19th in the nation on the list of America’s Best High Schools, released this week.
The ranking was the highest of the 21 North Carolina schools to appear on the list.
“The Newsweek list reinforces what we’ve known for years – that we provide an outstanding educational environment that gives the top minds in our district the chance to grow even stronger,” said Early College principal Bobby Hayes.
This year’s list reflects a change in Newsweek’s methodology. Rather than focusing purely on the number of Advanced Placement tests per graduate, the magazine considered six elements: graduation rate, college matriculation, AP tests per graduate, average SAT/ACT scores, average AP/International Baccalaureate scores and AP courses offered. More than 1,100 public high schools provided data to be considered for the list.
The Early College at Guilford was established in the fall of 2002 through a public-private partnership between Guilford County Schools and Guilford College to provide advanced learners with a quality education in a supportive learning environment. It was the first Early College founded in North Carolina.