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Richmond Early College High School (REaCH) is a high school of choice representing a partnership between Richmond County Schools and Richmond Community College. REaCH is located on the main campus of Richmond Community College in Hamlet, N.C. REaCH provides a challenging, engaging, and relevant curriculum and in five years of attendance, students can earn a high school diploma and an associate degree.

Mission Statement

The Mission of Richmond Early College High School is to provide a small academically challenging learning environment to prepare students for their future by developing relationships, responsibility, and respect through relevant and rigorous coursework.

About REaCH

While traditional high school programs serve most students well, Richmond Early College High School expands the learning opportunities for other students to offer them a rigorous curriculum that blends high school and college. This new program allows a student to attend high school on the campus of Richmond Community College and earn a high school diploma and two years of college credit in five years. The Richmond Early College student must be a capable individual who possesses the maturity and independence to accept the challenges of this progressive school, be capable of honors level work, and participate in college classes. Richmond Early College High School is targeted to those who are underrepresented in postsecondary education which may include, but not limited to, first generation of family to attend college and students for whom the cost of college is prohibitive.

Enrolling at REaCH

Representatives from REaCH visit 8th grade students during the month of February at all Richmond County middle schools and will have parent information meetings at night at Richmond Community College to introduce our program. Applications will be available at that time and students will also be able to obtain an application from their school counselor. Applications are due the latter part of March. Please feel free to visit or contact us at 910-410-1923.


Please note: Admissions decisions for REaCH are made by Richmond County Schools faculty and staff, not representatives from Richmond Community College.