Education

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Sanford, North Carolina

Where Student-Centered Learning Goes Further

In Sanford and Lee County, a consolidated PK-14 system enjoys deep-rooted, community-wide support that translates into generous funding. Two top-flight private P-12 schools offer additional flexibility to families’ educational options. In addition to high-achieving academics, PK-14 schools continue to offer a rich roster of arts education and opportunities. With high standards in instruction and curricula—including AP offerings—students graduate college- and career-ready.

Students in Sanford and Lee County looking to further their education don’t have to go far from home, thanks to fourteen world-class universities less than an hour away and great career-readiness and college programs offered right here in Sanford and Lee County at Central Carolina Community College.

Fast Facts

16 Schools

in Lee County School District

National Center for Education Statistics 2020-21

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Fast Facts

2 Private P-12 Schools

in Lee County

Sanford Area Growth Alliance

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Fast Facts

50+ Transfer Programs

for career and university at Central Carolina Community College

CCCC Fact Book 2019

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Fast Facts

22,600 National Board-Certified Teachers

in the State of North Carolina, leading the country

Lee County School’s Digital Digest 2019-20

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A Head Start Towards Success

Lee Early College High School (LEC) offers students grades 9 through 12 the opportunity to attend school on campus at Central Carolina Community College while earning an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), or Applied Associate of Science (AAS) degree by the time of graduation. Students accepted into LEC take a blend of high school and dual enrollment college courses that will allow them to earn both a high school diploma and a two-year college degree.

All students are required to meet North Carolina standard testing requirements and curriculum and are provided an education that is personalized to meet their needs and help them achieve their goals.

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Challenge Every Student

The Lee County School District is comprised of 16 schools and educates over 9,000 students grades K-13 in Lee County and the surrounding area. With about a 14 student-to-teacher ratio, students in Lee County receive a quality education in addition to a high level of attention necessary to achieve his or her highest potential.

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Quality Learning for Every Student

Central Carolina Community College’s (CCCC) sole focus is student success and is equipped to meet students wherever they are in their educational journeys. The public, two-year college primarily serves residents of Chatham, Harnett, and Lee counties and offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Engineering, and Associate in Science degree programs.

Agreements with many four-year colleges and universities enable CCCC graduates to seamlessly transfer to other higher education institutions. Various diploma and certificate programs and Associate degrees in Applied Science also prepare graduates to confidently enter the workforce upon completion. Whether you are a recent high school graduate, a worker looking to launch a new career, or simply looking to deepen your knowledge in an area of interest, CCCC has what you need to succeed.

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