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Virgo Preparatory Academy Announces 15 Students Accepted to Early Colleges

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:
Reese Bledsoe
Destiny Davis
​Chemaiyah Eldridge
Adaya Ford
Tanner Gittrich
Josue Hernandez
Nasira Howard
Sierra Jacobs
Travis Johnson
Monique Mack
Nia Oliver
Tremayne Tyson
Stephanie Walker
Destiny Wieland
Tyler Wilson


Posted: 02/18/15