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SEarCH: Scotland Early College High School

Scotland Early College High School offers Scotland County High School students a tremendous opportunity to obtain an associate degree along with their North Carolina high school diploma. Located on the beautiful campus of St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, SEarCH students are introduced at an early age to the climate of college life from a two-year and four-year perspective.

Mission Statement

Scotland Early College High School is a community in which everyone’s beliefs, ideas, and differences are respected and celebrated creating a student-centered culture. We believe by way of open communication, academic rigor, personalized instruction and a thriving partnership between school and community, our students will succeed as individuals, professionals, and leaders.

Partners in Education

Scotland County Schools, Richmond Community College, North Carolina New Schools Project, and St. Andrews University combine resources to educate SEarCH students.

Student Population

North Carolina New Schools Project policies require at least 80% of student population be first generation college students. Specific SEarCH student population information can be found through Scotland County Schools.

Enrolling at SEarCH

All 8th-grade students who reside in Scotland County are eligible to apply for entrance to SEarCH. SEarCH staff will visit each middle school during the month of February to provide information. Applications will be available at that time, and students can also obtain applications from their school counelor. SEarCH will have two parent meetings during the last week of February to introduce the program. Applications are due the latter part of March.

Please note: Admissions decisions for the Scotland Early College High School are made by Scotland County Schools faculty and staff.


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