Our Guiding Principles

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Buncombe County Early College faculty and staff believe:

  • All people should be treated with respect and dignity.
  • Positive relationships are a vital aspect of any learning community.
  • Learning is not a passive activity; it involves active engagement, cooperation, problem solving and critical thinking.
  • Quality teaching and learning require the freedom to take healthy risks, which can only happen in an environment of trust.
  • Everyone is both a teacher and a learner.

Early College students believe:    

  • mutual respect is vital for a productive learning environment;
  • responsibility is the key to independence;
  • trust requires honesty and is necessary to gain freedom and respect;
  • team work is important for success.