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9000 Robert Snyder Rd
Charlotte, NC 28262
Courier #: 567
P: 980-343-9898  |  F: 980-343-2517 
Principal: Susan S. Nichols
LC: Northeast
Bell Schedule: 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Grades: 9-12
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CEEC Facts

    Charlotte Engineering Early College




2020-21 Demographics

# of students309
Economically Disadvantaged20-30%


  • Overall mission of the school is to provide access to college coursework to first-generation college students, economically disadvantaged students and students seeking acceleration
  • Opened doors in August 2014
  • CEEC is a NC Cooperative Innovative High School
    • No more than 100 students admitted each year
    • Calendar Flexibility
    • No seat time requirement
    • State Funds to support overall operation
  • 300-400 applicants each year
  • No admission requirements. 
  • GPA/Readiness requirements to access UNC Charlotte coursework
  • Opportunity for students to earn high school diploma and up to 60 hours of transferrable college credit during the 5 year program
  • CEEC students can begin accessing UNC Charlotte coursework during their 10th grade year (Most begin in 11th grade)
  • Tuition, Fees and Textbooks are all provided during the program
  • Early College Calendar-begin in early August, dismiss in mid-May
  • CMS Transportation provided
  • Access to light rail provided for a small fee
  • Overall 3.0 GPA in UNC Charlotte Coursework
  • Over 6000 overall credit hours earned after the spring of 2020
  • 16 students graduated in May of 2018.  4 enrolled at UNC Chapel Hill, 1 at NC State, 1 at Cornell University, 1 at Kings College in NYC, 1 at Elizabeth City State, 1 attended college overseas and 7 entered the workforce and/or attend community college.
  • 77 students graduated in May of 2019.  29 enrolled at UNC Charlotte.  Other schools represented: UNC Chapel Hill, NC State, Appalachian State, Dartmouth, New York University, University of Alabama-Huntsville, NC Central, NC A&T, Elizabeth City State, CPCC
  • 68 students graduated in June of 2020.    17 enrolled at UNC Charlotte.  Other schools represented: Vanderbilt University, New York University, UNC Chapel Hill, NC State, NC A&T, Winston-Salem State, Georgia Southern, Charleston Southern, Western Carolina, East Carolina, Xavier University and CPCC
  • Dedicated staff committed to the mission of our program and continuous improvement
  • Partnership between UNC Charlotte and CMS
  • Student-centered classroom learning environment
  • Project Lead the Way High School Engineering Curriculum
  • Strong parental support and involvement
  • Positive school culture with limited disruptions and discipline incidents
  • 100 students admitted in 14-15, 15-16 and 16-17.  65 students admitted in 17-18, 18-19 and 19-20. 75 students admitted for 20-21
  • 75+ students seated for 9th grade for 2020-21
  • 9th grade housed at James Martin Middle School moving forward
  • Grades 10-13 housed on campus at UNC Charlotte
  • 173 CEEC students are enrolled in UNC Charlotte coursework for the 2020 Fall Semester
  • CEEC students save approximately $7100.00 each year in college tuition and fees
  • 16 CEEC alumni are attending UNC Charlotte on the Duke Energy Foundation Scholarship.  All 16 will receive an undergraduate degree at no cost to the student

2019-20 NC Accountability Results

1 of 17 CMS Schools to Receive an A grade

100% Graduation Rate

Exceeded Academic Growth

SAT and ACT Results Well Above State Average

·         Will Leach, Principal      

·         Lauri McDaniels, Counselor      

·         CEEC Phone #                          980-343-9898

P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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