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Application period is February 7 - March 6, 2009
Partial or incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the Admissions Team



       APPLICATION FOR THE EARLY COLLEGE AT GUILFORD—2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR (PART A)
            This part of the application MUST be completed by the parent or guardian. Please PRINT in ink.
Student __________________________________________________________________________________________
        LAST                                 First                              Middle
Guilford County Schools Student Number (if applicable) _____________________________________________________

Age                Date of Birth                /           /                      Gender                          
                                                                                                     Female Male Race                            African-American           Asian          Caucasian
                                                                                                            Circle                              Hispanic         Native American            Multiracial    
Name(s) of Parent/Legal Guardian (1) _______________________________ (2) _________________________________

Home address ______________________________________________________________________________________
              (Street)
             ______________________________________________________________________________________
              (City)                                  (State)                          (ZIP Code)
Parent/guardian e-mail address
Home Phone ____________________________ Work phone(s) 1 _____________________ 2 _____________________
School assignment (by high school attendance zone) ________________________________________________________

Current School _____________________________________________________________ Current Grade Level
Expected grade level for 2009-2010______________________________________________________________________
Does your student currently receive special education services of any kind? Yes/No If yes, please attach current IEP/504 plan.
If you currently have other student(s) at The Early College at Guilford (or Guilford College), please list name(s) of student(s)
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: Partial or incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the Admissions Team. By submitting this application, I understand that my
student must make a commitment of effort and time if accepted into The Early College at Guilford (ECG). I understand that I must request reassignment each year for
as long as my student is enrolled in ECG. I understand that ECG operates on a college campus; as such, students are expected to be responsible members of the
community. Students may not enter residence halls or dormitories. Eleventh and twelfth graders take a full load of college courses (16 credit hours – 4 courses). I
understand that the academic year for ECG may start on or before August 10, 2009. I understand that students unwilling or unable to continue studies at ECG will be
reassigned to their “sender”/attendance zone high school. I understand that any academic, attendance, or behavior problems will be sufficient cause to rescind any
reassignment that may have been granted. If my student is admitted to ECG and enrolls in the school, I understand that I must read the ECG Student Handbook and
sign the Student Handbook Verification document pertaining to school-specific rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. By signing below, I acknowledge that all
information is accurate and complete as stated within this application.
        I have read A Closer Look at Admissions, the School’s Admissions Process
        I have read The Early College at Guilford at a Glance
________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________
(Parent/Guardian signature)
                                                                                   In compliance with federal laws, Guilford County Schools administers all educational programs,
 This application and all documents must be received no later than
 March 6, 2009. Mail or deliver to:                                                employment activities and admissions without discrimination because of race, religion, national or ethnic
               The Early College at Guilford                                       origin, color, age, military service, disability or gender, except where exemption is appropriate and
               Attention: Admissions Team
               5608 West Friendly Avenue                                           allowed by law. Refer to the Board of Education's Discrimination Free Environment Policy AC for a
               Greensboro, NC 27410                                                complete statement. Inquiries or complaints should be directed to the Guilford County Schools Compliance
               336.316.2860
                                                                                   Officer, 120 Franklin Boulevard, Greensboro, NC 27401; 336-370-2323.



For office use only:                  Student is recommended for The Early College at Guilford
                                      Student is in the waiting pool for The Early College at Guilford
                                      Student is not eligible for The Early College at Guilford
                                          Reason for ineligibility: 1. Student’s profile does not indicate readiness for school environment
                                                                    2. Partial or incomplete application 3. Other:
Signature of The Early College at Guilford Principal ____________________________________________Date___________________
        (Once signed, the Principal will make a copy and send the original to Student Assignment Office, 120 Franklin Boulevard)
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The Early College at Guilford Application period is February 7 - March 6, 2009
2009-2010 Application for Admission (PART B)

Your Name________________________________________________________________________ Gender Female Male
        LAST                           First               Middle                           circle
Age                                  Date of Birth         /      /                                            Current Grade
Your Parent/Legal Guardian’s Name (1) ________________________________ Home Number _____________________
Work Number _____________________ Cellular Number _____________________ Other Number _________________
Your Parent/Legal Guardian’s Name (2) ________________________________ Home Number _____________________
Work Number _____________________ Cellular Number _____________________ Other Number _________________
Your Current School and Address ___________________________________________ Year(s) Attended _____________
Your Counselor’s Name_________________________________________ Counselor’s Contact Number ______________
Your Race/Ethnicity (check):
  African, Black                                                               Indian, Alaskan Native
  Asian (Laos, Japan, China, Korea, et al.)                                    Latino, Hispanic
  Asian (India, et al.)                                                        Multi-Racial ________________________________
  European, Caucasian, White                                                   ___________________________________________
APPLICATION PROCESS (Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the Admissions Team):
1.    Complete this application using clear, concise phrases/sentences. Part B must be hand-written by you, the student. Sign the
      application, then get your parent or guardian to sign, as well. Rising eleventh and twelfth graders must complete Part C “The
      Upper Grades Supplement”.

2.    Submit four recommendation forms about your academic strengths, achievement, and character: two recommendation forms from
      current core subject teachers (Mathematics/Science and Language Arts/Social Studies), one from a teacher of your choice (any
      subject matter), and one from a parent/guardian. Individual letters and other attachments are not acceptable; the Admissions
      team will only read the contents of recommendation forms. Your recommender’s comments are confidential and will not be
      released or discussed with you or your parents/guardians. Please give your recommenders as much advance notice as possible.
      Encourage your writers to make a copy of their forms for their records. Each academic recommendation form should be
      submitted in a separate, sealed, and signed envelope.

3.    Submit copies of your achievement records, as applicable (e.g., PSAT, SAT, ACT, End-of-Grade/Course test results, etc.). You
      must submit grades for all courses taken during the 2007-08 academic year and for the first semester of the 2008-09
      academic year. Submit report cards or a school transcript. Do not include more than two years of course grades.

4.    Attach a copy of your current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Section 504 Plan, if applicable.

5.    Write an essay (two pages maximum, double-spaced, typewritten, 12 point font, 1 inch margins) in response to this writing
      prompt: You have just completed your 300-page autobiography. Please submit what you consider to be the most important page
      of your work. Include your full name at the top of each page.

6.    All 9th and 10th grade applicants are expected to attend The Early College Day on Saturday, March 7th to complete a basic
      math assessment and write an additional essay. The session will begin at 10:00 and will end by 12:00. A makeup date will
      be available for those who are unable to attend. Your essay will be written on one of two writing prompts:
      A. Which quality about yourself would you most like to see flourish and which would you like to see wither?
      B. Tell the story of a time in which you took a risk and failed. What did you learn from this experience?

7.    11th and 12th grade applicants will be invited to attend an individual interview with the Principal, School Counselor, and
      Guilford College Liaison. Interviews will be scheduled after school between March 9th and March 20th. These interviews
      will last no longer than 30 minutes.

8.    Double check this application and make a photocopy of everything for your records. Please submit a complete application packet no later
      than March 6, 2009 by 5:00 PM. A completed application packet will include numbers 1-5 listed above. Mail or deliver to:

                                                           The Early College at Guilford
                                                          ATTENTION: Admissions Team
                                                            5608 West Friendly Avenue
                                                             Greensboro, NC 27410

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Student Name: _______________________________________ GCS Student Number __________________
Why are you interested in attending The Early College at Guilford?




The Early College at Guilford offers an academically demanding writing-intensive curriculum requiring of its
students initiative, maturity, and self-discipline. We are interested in how you have addressed each of the following
situations using two or three steps (or with two or three alternatives/options). If you have not experienced these
situations, please share how you would address them using clear, practical steps/options:

In the past, how did you handle too much work with too little time?




In the past, how did you handle conflicts with teachers?




In the past, how did you handle conflicts with other students?




Have you been placed on probation, suspended, expelled, or dismissed? Yes / No If yes, attach an explanation.
What other information would you like to share with us? You may attach one additional page for this purpose.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: Partial or incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the Admissions Team. By submitting this application, I
understand that my student must make a commitment of effort and time if accepted into The Early College at Guilford (ECG). I understand that I
must request reassignment each year for as long as my student is enrolled in ECG. I understand that ECG operates on a college campus; as such,
students are expected to be responsible members of the community. Students may not enter residence halls or dormitories. Eleventh and twelfth
graders take a full load of college courses. I understand that the academic year for ECG may start on or before August 10, 2009. I understand that
students unwilling or unable to continue studies at ECG will be reassigned to their “sender”/attendance zone high school. I understand that any
academic, attendance, or behavior problems will be sufficient cause to rescind any reassignment that may have been granted. If my student is
admitted to ECG and enrolls in the school, I understand that I must read the ECG Student Handbook and sign the Student Handbook Verification
document pertaining to school-specific rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. By signing below, I acknowledge that all information is accurate
and complete as stated within this application.
        I have read A Closer Look at Admissions, the School’s Admissions Process
        I have read The Early College at Guilford at a Glance
       I will attend the Early College Day on Saturday, March 7
       I will not be able to attend the Early College Day on Saturday, March 7

__________________________________________________________________________________________
Student’s Signature                                                     Date
__________________________________________________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian’s PRINTED NAME [Circle mother / father / guardian / other: _________________________]
__________________________________________________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian’s Signature                                             Date

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The Early College at Guilford
Current English OR Social Studies Teacher Recommendation (must be received no later than March 6, 2009)

To the applicant: Complete this section only and give this form to a current mathematics or science teacher. Your recommender’s
comments are confidential and will not be released or discussed with you or your parents/guardians.

Student’s Name ____________________________________________________________________________________
                     LAST                             First                     Middle
Student’s Address __________________________________________________________________________________
                      Street                                                     City and ZIP Code
Student’s Current School _____________________________________________________________________________
Recommender’s Name _______________________________________________________________________________

To the recommender: The student named above is applying for admission to The Early College at Guilford. Please use this form to
share with us your perceptions of how this student will meet the academic, attendance, and social responsibilities of the School. Please
write or type your comments on this form only; please DO NOT include letters or other attachments. Recommendations from relatives
(e.g., parents, uncles, god-parents, etc.) are not acceptable. Your comments are confidential and will not be released or discussed with
the applicant or the applicant’s parents/guardians. Please return this completed form to student in a sealed and signed envelope to
be submitted with their application packet. Completed application packets are due in our office no later than Friday, March
6, 2009. Thank you for your assistance.

School Profile: The Early College at Guilford is North Carolina’s first early college high school and an Honor School of Excellence.
The School offers a writing-intensive, fast-paced curriculum in partnership with Guilford College, a selective, national liberal arts
institution. Students are selected to attend the School in a competitive process that evaluates academic achievement, standardized test
results, academic and community recommendations, personal essays, interview, and self-reported interests and activities. Students
take honors courses and Advanced Placement courses in grades nine and ten and college courses with undergraduate students in
grades eleven and twelve. Students graduate with a high school diploma and two years of college credit.


How long have you known the applicant? _________In which course did you teach the applicant? __________________
                                             months or years
Describe the applicant’s academic performance and intellectual curiosity. _____________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Early College is writing intensive. Describe strengths and weaknesses of this student’s writing when completing
analytical writing assignments.
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

In comparison to other students in the same grade, please rate the applicant on the following:
                                    Above Excellent Outstanding                                            Above Excellent Outstanding
              No Basis   Average   Average (top 10%) (top 5%)                        No Basis Average     Average (top 10%) (top 5%)
Creativity                                                            Writing Skills
Responsibility                                                        Speaking Skills
Motivation                                                            Listening Skills
TimeManagement                                                        Rapport w/peers

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Describe the applicant’s level of involvement and success in class discussions and group projects. ___________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

How well does the applicant work without direct supervision? Does the applicant have the capacity for independent work?

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

How well does the applicant respond to personal setbacks and academic challenges? ______________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Characterize this student’s academic vocabulary. Is it above, below, or equal to his/her academic peers? Please give
examples.
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Is there any condition (e.g., academic, physical, mental, emotional) that would prevent this student from functioning in an
accelerated academic and social setting? If yes, please explain. ______________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Your OVERALL recommendation for admissions based on the responses you have written on this form:
       I strongly recommend the applicant for admission                I recommend the applicant for admission with reservation
      I recommend the applicant for admission                          I do not recommend the applicant for admission

__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Recommender’s Printed Name                          Position/Title      School’s Name

( ____ ) _____ - _________                                                                                      @gcsnc.com
Contact Number
                                    Recommender’s E-mail Address(es)
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Recommender’s Signature                                                        Date



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The Early College at Guilford
Current Mathematics OR Science Teacher Recommendation (must be received no later than March 6, 2009)

To the applicant: Complete this section only and give this form to a current English/Language Arts or social studies teacher. Your
recommender’s comments are confidential and will not be released or discussed with you or your parents/guardians.

Student’s Name ____________________________________________________________________________________
                     LAST                             First                     Middle
Student’s Address __________________________________________________________________________________
                      Street                                                     City and ZIP Code
Student’s Current School _____________________________________________________________________________
Recommender’s Name _______________________________________________________________________________

To the recommender: The student named above is applying for admission to The Early College at Guilford. Please use this form to
share with us your perceptions of how this student will meet the academic, attendance, and social responsibilities of the School. Please
write or type your comments on this form only; please DO NOT include letters or other attachments. Recommendations from relatives
(e.g., parents, uncles, god-parents, etc.) are not acceptable. Your comments are confidential and will not be released or discussed with
the applicant or the applicant’s parents/guardians. . Please return this completed form to student in a sealed and signed envelope
to be submitted with their application packet. Completed application packets are due in our office no later than Friday,
March 6, 2009. Thank you for your assistance.
School Profile: The Early College at Guilford is North Carolina’s first early college high school and an Honor School of Excellence.
The School offers a writing-intensive, fast-paced curriculum in partnership with Guilford College, a selective, national liberal arts
institution. Students are selected to attend the School in a competitive process that evaluates academic achievement, standardized test
results, academic and community recommendations, personal essays, interview, and self-reported interests and activities. Students
take honors courses and Advanced Placement courses in grades nine and ten and college courses with undergraduate students in
grades eleven and twelve. Students graduate with a high school diploma and two years of college credit.


How long have you known the applicant? _________ In which course did you teach the applicant? __________________
                                              months or years
What two words (or phrases) come to mind when you think of this applicant? ___________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Describe the applicant’s academic performance and intellectual curiosity._______________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________
In comparison to other students in the same grade, please rate the applicant on the following:
                                   Above Excellent Outstanding                                            Above Excellent Outstanding
              No Basis Average    Average (top 10%) (top 5%)                         No Basis Average     Average (top 10%) (top 5%)
Creativity                                                            Writing Skills
Responsibility                                                        Speaking Skills
Motivation                                                            Listening Skills
TimeManagement                                                        Rapport w/peers

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Describe the applicant’s level of involvement and success in class discussions and group projects. ___________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

How well does the applicant work without direct supervision? Does the applicant have the capacity for independent work?

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

How well does the applicant respond to personal setbacks and academic challenges? ______________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

What makes the applicant a memorable student at your school? _______________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Is there any condition (e.g., academic, physical, mental, emotional) that would prevent this student from functioning in an
accelerated academic and social setting? If yes, please explain. ______________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Your OVERALL recommendation for admissions based on the responses you have written on this form:
       I strongly recommend the applicant for admission                I recommend the applicant for admission with reservation
      I recommend the applicant for admission                          I do not recommend the applicant for admission

__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Recommender’s Printed Name                          Position/Title      School’s Name

( ____ ) _____ - _________                                                                                      @gcsnc.com
Contact Number
                                    Recommender’s E-mail Address(es)
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Recommender’s Signature                                                        Date


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The Early College at Guilford
Teacher of Student’s Choice Recommendation (must be received no later than March 6, 2009)

To the applicant: Complete this section only and give this form to a teacher of your choice (any subject matter). Your
recommender’s comments are confidential and will not be released or discussed with you or your parents/guardians.

Student’s Name ____________________________________________________________________________________
                     LAST                             First                     Middle
Student’s Address __________________________________________________________________________________
                      Street                                                     City and ZIP Code
Student’s Current School _____________________________________________________________________________
Recommender’s Name _______________________________________________________________________________

To the recommender: The student named above is applying for admission to The Early College at Guilford. Please use this form to
share with us your perceptions of how this student will meet the academic, attendance, and social responsibilities of the School. Please
write or type your comments on this form only; please DO NOT include letters or other attachments. Recommendations from relatives
(e.g., parents, uncles, god-parents, etc.) are not acceptable. Your comments are confidential and will not be released or discussed with
the applicant or the applicant’s parents/guardians. . Please return this completed form to student in a sealed and signed envelope
to be submitted with their application packet. Completed application packets are due in our office no later than Friday,
March 6, 2009. Thank you for your assistance.
School Profile: The Early College at Guilford is North Carolina’s first early college high school and an Honor School of Excellence.
The School offers a writing-intensive, fast-paced curriculum in partnership with Guilford College, a selective, national liberal arts
institution. Students are selected to attend the School in a competitive process that evaluates academic achievement, standardized test
results, academic and community recommendations, personal essays, interview, and self-reported interests and activities. Students
take honors courses and Advanced Placement courses in grades nine and ten and college courses with undergraduate students in
grades eleven and twelve. Students graduate with a high school diploma and two years of college credit.

How long have you known the applicant? _________ In which course did you teach the applicant? __________________
                                              months or years
What two words (or phrases) come to mind when you think of this applicant? ___________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Describe the applicant’s academic performance and intellectual curiosity._______________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________
In comparison to other students in the same grade, please rate the applicant on the following:
                                   Above Excellent Outstanding                                            Above Excellent Outstanding
              No Basis Average    Average (top 10%) (top 5%)                         No Basis Average     Average (top 10%) (top 5%)
Creativity                                                            Writing Skills
Responsibility                                                        Speaking Skills
Motivation                                                            Listening Skills
TimeManagement                                                        Rapport w/peers

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Describe the applicant’s level of involvement and success in class discussions and group projects. ___________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

How well does the applicant work without direct supervision? Does the applicant have the capacity for independent work?

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

How well does the applicant respond to personal setbacks and academic challenges? ______________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

What makes the applicant a memorable student at your school? _______________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Is there any condition (e.g., academic, physical, mental, emotional) that would prevent this student from functioning in an
accelerated academic and social setting? If yes, please explain. ______________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Your OVERALL recommendation for admissions based on the responses you have written on this form:
       I strongly recommend the applicant for admission                I recommend the applicant for admission with reservation
      I recommend the applicant for admission                          I do not recommend the applicant for admission

__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Recommender’s Printed Name                          Position/Title      School’s Name

( ____ ) _____ - _________                                                                                      @gcsnc.com
Contact Number
                                    Recommender’s E-mail Address(es)
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Recommender’s Signature                                                        Date



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The Early College at Guilford
PARENT/GUARDIAN STATEMENT (must be received no later than March 6, 2009)

Student’s Name ____________________________________________________________________________________
                     LAST                             First                     Middle
Student’s Address __________________________________________________________________________________
                      Street                                                     City and ZIP Code
Student’s Current School _____________________________________________________________________________

Parent’s or Guardian’s Name __________________________________________________________________________

We are delighted to consider your son/daughter for The Early College at Guilford and appreciate your support in the application process.
In order for the ECG Admissions Team to get to know your son/daughter better, we ask you to complete this form so that we may have a
more complete picture of him/her. Please return this completed form with his/her application packet. Completed application
packets are due in our office no later than Friday, March 6, 2009. Thank you for your assistance.
School Profile: The Early College at Guilford is North Carolina’s first early college high school and an Honor School of Excellence.
The School offers a writing-intensive, fast-paced curriculum in partnership with Guilford College, a selective, national liberal arts
institution. Students are selected to attend the School in a competitive process that evaluates academic achievement, standardized test
results, academic and community recommendations, personal essays, interview, and self-reported interests and activities. Students
take honors courses and Advanced Placement courses in grades nine and ten and college courses with undergraduate students in
grades eleven and twelve. Students graduate with a high school diploma and two years of college credit.


What two words (or phrases) come to mind when you think of your son/daughter? _______________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Why is your son/daughter considering ECG? _____________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Up to this point, has school been a positive experience for your son/daughter? How would you assess his/her progress
academically? If your son/daughter does not attend a public middle/high school, please explain .
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________




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What are the strengths and weaknesses (or areas for growth) of your son/daughter? ______________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

How well does your son/daughter respond to personal setbacks? How does he/she overcome a weakness or setback?
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

What do you hope your son/daughter will experience at ECG?_______________________________________________



__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

What other insights about your son/daughter can you share with us? __________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Is there any condition (e.g., academic, physical, mental, emotional) that would prevent your son/daughter from
functioning in an accelerated academic and social setting? If yes, please explain. _______________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________



__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Parent’s/Guardian’s Printed Name

( ____ ) _____ - _________
Contact Number
                             Parent’s/Guardian’s E-mail Address(es)
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Parent’s/Guardian’s Signature                                                  Date



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                                             The Early College at Guilford
                                                  A Closer Look at Admissions



                               The goal of The Early College at Guilford’s admissions process is to
admit capable and diverse students. The Admissions Team* reviews applications and accompanying
documentation of prospective ninth graders and – as spaces are available – of students entering
tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grades. The Admissions Team conducts individualized reviews of each
applicant based upon all of the information contained in each file. The goal of the Team is to
match each student to the educational setting in which he or she can experience the most success.
Although the School has a threshold level of minimum qualifications, the Team does not
automatically admit or deny any applicant who meets that minimum threshold, without an
individualized evaluation of his or her application.

    •   Grades: A/B average, unweighted grade point average of 3.5 or better
    •   11th & 12th Graders: Advanced Placement course experience preferred
    •   Recommendations: Positive academic and community recommendations
    •   Standardized Test Results: End-of-Grade / End-of Course results, scores mostly at
        performance level 4 with a few at 3; PSAT / SAT results, when scores are available, and
        any other aptitude or achievement scores from the past two years
    •   Essay: A minimum of 2 on a 3 point holistic scale (completed on ECG Day)
    •   Math Assessment: a minimum of 3 on a 4 point scale (completed on ECG Day)

    NOTE: Guilford College Application (rising 11th & 12th graders only):
          Thoughtful and thorough responses

     The Admissions Team uses a holistic approach to admissions and considers the following
information – in addition to the aforementioned – when reviewing applications:

    •   Leadership and service experience
    •   Intellectual curiosity and ability to do accelerated work
    •   Interest in the early college / early entrance concept
    •   Unique talents or interests
    •   Motivation and self-discipline
    •   Rigor - difficulty of middle/high school courses taken

    Students’ overall profiles must indicate a level of readiness necessary for success in an
accelerated high school curriculum that includes full-time college work for eleventh and twelfth
grade years. Once admitted to the School, ECG Staff will review each profile throughout the
academic year. As needed, academic success plans will be devised and implemented by all
stakeholders. Failure to meet or exceed grade-level advancement qualifications may result in the
reassignment to one’s sender school.

*Admissions Team Members: ECG Principal, ECG School Counselor, Guilford College Liaison, ECG Faculty,
GCS Advanced Learner Representative or other GCS Staff


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   THE EARLY COLLEGE AT GUILFORD North Carolina’s First Early College High School Established 2002
        Administration: Charles Blanchard, principal       Kathrynn Adams, liaison      Lisa Kiser, secretary-treasurer         Kim Spell, school counselor
                               blanch@gcsnc.com             kadams@guilford.edu               kiserl@gcsnc.com                           spells@gcsnc.com

           School Office: 336.316.2860 | Counseling Office: 336.316.2861 | Facsimile: 336.316.2858 | E-mail: EarlyCollege@guilford.edu
                                         5608 West Friendly Avenue Greensboro, North Carolina 27410

                            Type:                                            Grades:                                                   Web:
              public early entrance high school                       ninth through twelfth                      http://schoolcenter.gcsnc.com/earlycollegeatguilford
                CEEB/ACT Code: 341594                    North Carolina Honor School of Excellence                   NC LEA-School Number: 410-395

                                                            OUR SCHOOL AT A GLANCE
   The Early College at Guilford is North Carolina’s first early college high school and one of three statewide high schools to achieve Honor School of
Excellence status – ECG is the top high school to receive the 2007 recognition with a composite score of 99.5%. The School offers a writing-intensive, fast-
paced curriculum in partnership with Guilford College, a selective, national liberal arts institution. ECG is a locally-funded “early entrance” high school.
ECG was recognized as one of the nation's top public high schools by Newsweek Magazine - on a list of 1300+ public high school ranking fourteenth in 2006-
07 and twenty-first in 2007-08.

                                                            Admissions and Advancement
   Students are selected to attend the School in a competitive process that evaluates academic achievement, standardized test results, academic and
community recommendations, personal essays, and self-reported interests and activities. Students must be formally advanced/admitted to college studies at
the end of the tenth grade.
                                                                        Curriculum
   Students take honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses in ninth and tenth grades and college courses with undergraduate students taught by college
professors in grades eleven and twelve. Students graduate with a high school diploma and two years of college credit from Guilford College.

                                                                      Grading Scale
   Ninth and tenth grade courses are graded using a 7-point scale (A= 93 – 100). AP Courses use a 10-point scale, with the exception of AP Environmental
Science which uses a 7-point scale. Beginning with the 2007-08 school year, all AP courses are on a 7-point scale. Students in grades eleven and twelve are
graded using a 10-point scale (A = 90 – 100). High School Honors (H) and AP courses are weighted; H = 5.0 and AP = 6.0. Guilford College courses are
weighted on the high school transcript; Levels 100 & 200 = 5 quality points and Levels 300 & 400 = 6 quality points (beginning with the Class of 2007). High
school courses are taught on a block or modified block schedule and college courses are taught on a semester schedule.

                                                                   Current Enrollment
  196 students; 59% female; 39% students of color; 101 ninth and tenth graders; 48 eleventh graders; 47 twelfth graders.

                                                                        AP Courses
  The School offered the Class of 2009 five AP courses in grades nine and ten: English Language and Composition, Environmental Science, Psychology,
United States History, and World History. Class of 2010 – nine AP courses were offered with the addition of AP Calculus AB, AP Statistics, AP Music
Theory, and AP French Language. Class of 2011 & 2012 – AP Calculus BC was added.

                                                                          Ranking
   The School does not rank due to the depth of the curriculum and rigorous work. The highest weighted GPA for the Class of 2009 is 5.174 and the lowest is
3.478. The highest unweighted GPA for the Class of 2009 is 4.0 and the lowest is 2.478.

                                                                       SAT Results
    The present mean SAT score for the Class of 2009 is 1985 (1338 critical reading and math). The mean SAT score for the Class of 2008 was 1971 (1323
critical reading and math). The mean SAT score for the Class of 2007 was 1959 (1310 critical reading and math); SAT results ranked the School second
(2008,2007, 2005, 2003) and third (2004, 2006) in North Carolina for the last six years. NOTE: highest score in each area used to calculate mean scores; last
score is used to calculate SAT ranking.
                                                                       ACT Results
   The present mean ACT composite score for the Class of 2009 is 29. The mean composite score for the Class of 2008 was 30. The mean composite score for
the Class of 2007 was 28.
                                                                Clubs and Organization
   Students have founded and lead over 20 groups with limited adult involvement. The School does not offer an athletic program; students participate in
sports at the schools in their former attendance zones.
                                                                        Dean’s List
   43 students (45 % of eleventh and twelfth graders) were named to the Guilford College Dean’s List (3.5 or higher) for Spring 2008; 47 students (or 49% of
eleventh and twelfth graders) were named for Fall 2007.

                                                               Scholarships and Awards
   The Class of 2008 garnered $7,307,098 in scholarships and awards; and average of $149,124 per student. The Class of 2007 garnered $5,410,680 in
scholarships and awards; an average of $120,237 per student. 100% of the Class of 2008 enrolled in institutions of higher education in the Fall 2008.

                                                                          Service
   The Class of 2009 will complete at least 160 hours of school and community service in grades eleven and twelve with a concentration of 50 hours in one
service area per year.



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                       THE EARLY COLLEGE AT GUILFORD
                         UPPER GRADES SUPPLEMENT
Rising 11th and 12th grade students must complete this application and include it with Parts A and B
                     of The Early College at Guilford Application for admissions




                                            (Part C)




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