Parent Involvement and Communications

Maintaining proactive communication and parent involvement is an integral part of the operation and improvement of our school.  Early College faculty and staff pledge to keep in touch with parents regularly, particularly if they have concerns about a student. In order to do so, parents need to keep their mailing address, phone numbers and emails current. Should any of these methods of contact change, parents should let the front office know immediately.


PowerSchool -- Parent Portal

The Parent Portal through PowerSchool gives parents access to much information about their student’s assignments, grades, and attendance.  Information in PowerSchool also populates to our SchoolMessenger, which is our primary vehicle for broad communication with students and families.


Beginning this school year parents will have an additional opportunity to keep their student's information up to date.  The Parent Portal will allow access to online forms through the 2018-19 Registration icon to update phone numbers, contacts, medical information etc.  The school will receive a notification when data has been changed and the new data will be imported to PowerSchool. If an address change is entered, a proof of residency has to be provided in person to the school before that data can be imported to PowerSchool.


Grade Information

All parents have access to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and can view their student’s attendance, current grades and other resources. The parent portal has a single sign-on access, meaning that parents will be able to monitor all of their children’s progress with one username and password.

While parents do not have direct access to their student’s college assignments and grades on A-B Tech’s Moodle, students can log in to the Moodle account for each college course and show their parents both assignments and grades.  Additional information is available through A-B Tech’s Web Advisor, which provides students’ access to a great deal of personalized college information including course schedules, a degree progress report, and unofficial college transcripts.

Early College Advisory Council

The BCEC Advisory Council members include stakeholders who can provide different perspectives on our school community.  The members receive updates on the direction of the school and provide input to the principal. The Advisory Council meets four times per year at a date and time most conducive to all members. Any parent is invited to join the Advisory Council and should express interest to the principal by the beginning of each school year.   





Early College School Improvement Team

The school improvement process allows for input from stakeholders, including parents and student representatives. This collaboration affords the opportunity to support the instructional programs and meet the needs of all students.  

Parents are to be elected yearly in accordance with GS 115-C-105.27.  Parents serving on School Improvement Teams (SIT) shall reflect the racial and socioeconomic composition of the students enrolled in that school and shall not be members of the building level staff.  Elected parent representatives are voting members of the SIT. All other parents, students, and community members are invited and encouraged to attend SIT meetings as observers. Parents interested in serving on the school improvement team should notify the principal in writing or by e-mail by the end of August each year.  

The BCEC School Improvement Team dates will be published on our website annually.

Eagles’ Wings

Our Parent-Teacher Organization is Eagles Wings, and this parent-led group meets monthly to share feedback and to identify and implement opportunities to support our school community.  All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend, and notifications of meetings are sent through School Messenger.

Volunteer Tracker

BCEC has several different opportunities for parent volunteers, including test proctors, tutors, and chaperones for school trips.  Interested volunteers must complete an application through Volunteer Tracker.