High School Student Programs

Early College High SchoolTrail Blazers


Think college is not for you? Think again!

Horry County Early College High School is a small, personalized learning environment with up to 400 students that blends high school and college in an exciting and innovative educational program. The goal of Early College is to make a college education possible for capable students who might think it is out of their reach.

Students who attend Early College take rigorous coursework, participate in service-learning projects, and benefit from career planning, counseling, and academic coaching—all to make sure they have the preparation needed to achieve their educational goals. There is no cost to Horry and Georgetown District students who attend Early College.


Early College is designed to:

  • Encourage student groups who are underrepresented in post-secondary education - students of color, ESL learners, students from low-income families, and students who are the first in their family to attend college.
  • Serve highly-capable students who score in the middle quartiles on test performance (PACT/PASS, MAP, EXPLORE).
  • Provide students with academic preparation to meet college-readiness standards, and offer extra help in the form of counseling, mentoring, service learning, summer work experiences, family engagement, and field experiences.
Learn more about Early College High School