Students enrolled 379
Hours no info
School leader Ms Heather Benfield
Transportation options Yes
District Catawba County Schools

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2550 U.S. Highway 70 Southwest
Hickory, NC 28602

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(828) 485-2980
(828) 485-2981
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February 07, 2012
I used to be a student at CECHS and graduated back in May 2010. During my time at Challenger, I encountered the likes and dislike that most students generally deal with at any school. Overall, I really enjoyed my time there and found it extremely helpful. Most of the teachers at CECHS generally do care about the students. I personally became quite close to a few of them and regularly pay the school a visit on my breaks from college. I liked the fact that the overall class size was small. Being part of an entering class of only 100 really pushed me to do well because everyone around me was so smart. This pushed me to not only be part of the top 20 of my class, but I became involved in National Beta Club, National Honors Society, and graduated from the college (Catawba Valley Community College) with HONORS...as a high school student! Now I'm at a 4-year university as a double major. I do hate that my time here is being cut short because some of the credits do not transfer and the ones that do become electives, i still enjoyed CECHS. I wouldn't change my experience there for anything. I made life long friendships and I'm way ahead for my age.

- submitted by a student
May 25, 2011
I have never seen my son so happy for succeding so great in this school. This school really has made a huge positive impact in his life. He is finishing his 1st year with the "Highest Honor" in the school. We are really happy for his success.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2008
Challenger Earlly College High School is an excellent, well rounded, responsive high school with high expectations for its students.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2008
The school is a great program, but the teachers and staff need to be better organized. Also to be there more for the children and sensitive to there needs.

- submitted by a parent
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Catawba Valley Early College High School
2550 U.S. Highway 70 Southwest, Hickory, NC  28602
(828) 485-2980
Last modified Catawba Valley Early College High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Catawba Valley Early College High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 4 reviews.