Virgo Preparatory Academy Announces 15 Students Accepted to
Virgo Preparatory Academy is proud to announce that 15 eighth
grade students have been accepted to either Isaac Bear Early
College or Wilmington Early College high school. This group of
eighth grade students were part of the first sixth grade class
that started Virgo Preparatory Academy in 2012.
“I am proud of these students who have decided to go the early
college route,” said Dr. Eric Irizarry, Principal of Virgo Prep.
“I have watched them grow over these past three years and they
have shown that they are willing to work hard. I am proud to be
a part of what is going on here at Virgo and look forward to
graduating more students in the years to come.”
Early College application process
To apply to one of the Early Colleges in New Hanover County
Schools, students are asked to write an essay either describing
a time they faced adversity or a time in which they took a risk
and failed and what they learned from the experience. Applying
students must also have a written teacher recommendation from at
least one of their four core eighth grade teachers. Students
attending Wilmington Early College have the option to graduate
with an associate’s degree and Isaac Bear Early College students
graduate with two years of college completed.
About Virgo Preparatory Academy
Formerly D. C. Virgo Middle School, Virgo Preparatory Academy
re-opened its doors in August 2012 with only the sixth grade,
and has added a grade level each year since. Virgo Prep offers
many unique educational opportunities for middle school
students. Partnerships with the Blue Ribbon Commission and PPD
enhance the experience for students and their families through
strong community and staff support.
The following students were accepted
to Early College: