Cooperative Innovative High Schools, Early College, and Middle College
Cooperative Innovative High Schools: Early College and Middle College
Overview of the Cooperative Innovative High School, Early College, and Middle College programs
Cooperative Innovative High Schools
These are small schools that have partnered with A-B Tech. Two of these schools are in the Buncombe County School System, and one is in the Madison County School System. There are two early colleges, and one middle college.
In an early college, students can earn a high school diploma and an associate's degree simultaneously. Students start in ninth grade and can complete the program in five years. A-B Tech has two Early College partners:
- Buncombe County Early College, which is located in the Birch Building (#3 on our campus map) on the main Asheville campus
- Madison Early College High School, which is located in Mars Hill
Buncombe County Middle College
Buncombe County Middle College (BCMC) provides juniors and seniors with a non-traditional setting for completing a high school diploma and earning college credits. It is located on the main A-B Tech campus in Asheville.
Middle College is located on the second floor of the Dogwood Building (#4 on our campus map).
Online registration is not currently available for early college and middle college students. If you're interested in registering for one of these schools, call the appropriate number below.
Buncombe County Early College (student must be a rising ninth grader) – (828) 232-4123
Buncombe County Middle College (student must be a high school junior or senior) – (828) 232-4123
Madison County Early College – (828) 689-9552