• Alamance-Burlington Early Middle College
    Alamance-Burlington Middle College
    P.O. Box 8000, 1247 Jimmie Kerr Road
    Graham, NC 27253
    Telephone: 336-506-4001     Fax: 336-506-4004
    Principal: Bonnie Roane

    The Alamance-Burlington Early Middle College is a cooperative innovative high school whose goal is to produce high school graduates with definite academic post secondary plans. The school is located on the campus of Alamance Community College. Please call us at 336-506-4001 for more information about ABEMC.

    What We Offer:

    Our cooperative innovative high school is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction. Early College students apply for admittance the spring of their 8th grade year through the school system. The program's primary goal is to graduate its students with an associate's degree, certificate or diploma within the fours years of high school. Students apply to Middle College the spring of their sophomore year.  In addition to required high school courses, all students take ACC college university transfer or community college classes as electives in order to complete either a university transfer or CTE diploma pathway. Students in both programs must take a minimum of four courses each semester.

    Students applying to attend Middle College should have earned credit for the following courses by the end of their sophomore year: Health/PE, English 1, English 2, Math 1, Math 2, World History, Civics and Economics, Earth Science, Biology. (If students have taken Biology and Chemistry and need credit for Earth Science, they may earn that credit through NCVPS while attending Middle College.) Students attending Middle College should be pursuing either a College Transfer Pathway or a Career Technical Education (CTE) pathway. 

    The overall Early Middle College program is designed to provide students with challenging, engaging courses and college credit in a smaller learning community that enables each student to reach his or her full potential.


    Early College students are assigned a chromebook their freshman year for use throughout their high school experience. Middle College high school classrooms have  computers for every student to access during classes.  MyMüvi PaceCam HD cameras are available for all students to use for class projects. Learning includes project-based assignments. Teachers design their instruction with the use of technology as a key component. All teachers have Smartboards, laptop computers, and document cameras.

    Computers Per Class: 1 per student/1 per faculty/1 per staff
    Media Center Computers: at ACC in LRC
    Number of Tech Carts: 3 (IBM Tablet PCs with wireless connection)

    Principal's Quote:
    Bonnie Roane, Principal

    “The staff and students of the Alamance-Burlington Early Middle College are excited to begin our third year of Early College and our twelfth year of Middle College since our opening spring semester in 2006. We have an experienced, caring and dedicated staff as well as creative, intelligent, and mature students who are destined for greatness.”

    - Bonnie Roane, Principal

  • Fast Facts:
    Number of Teachers: 7.5                      

       Teacher Education Level
       Bachelors Degree: 6.5
       Masters Degree/Advanced Degree: 3
       AIG Certified: 7
       AP Certified: 2

    Students Enrolled: 152
    Average Class Size: 22
    Free/Reduced Lunch: 57%
    Academically Gifted: 16%
    Exceptional Children: .7%

    Limited English Proficiency: 0
    Fluent Proficiency: 0
    Total ESL: 0

    School Colors: Purple and Black = Middle College  Royal Blue and White = Early College

    Character Education:
    Capturing Kids Hearts practiced by all staff and in all classrooms

    Extracurricular Activities:

    • Key Club
    • NHS
    • DREN
    • Yearbook
    • FCA 
    • ACC Clubs
    Students may participate in sports activities on their home campus if their schedule allows.

    Special Honors:
    • Academic and Attendance Recognition
    • Honor Roll
    • Scholarship Opportunities