About Us

  • Your PECIL Staff

    Person Early College for Innovation and Leadership is an early college high school established by Person County Schools and Piedmont Community College (PCC). Its purpose is to expand students’ opportunities for success by providing pathways toward academic engagement, post-secondary education, and vital Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers. The early college targets students whose parents did not continue education after high school, those who may not be challenged enough in the traditional school model, and those who would benefit from accelerated academic instruction.

    Person Early College is located on Piedmont Community College's campus. A variety of unique educational opportunities are incorporated into the high school and college-level courses, such as mentorships with community business partners, field trips to businesses and colleges, and local and global service leadership initiatives. The curriculum pathways have been designed in such a way that all students can graduate with a high school diploma and an associate degree in five years

Educational Partners

  • Piedmont Community College

    North Carolina Central University BRITE program

    North Carolina State University Friday Institute PBI Global Team

    Subcommitee of the NC Bar Association Young Lawyers Division:  Legal Link Program


Instructional Program and Supports


     Our school curricula focus  has three themes. 1) Character-Leadership 2) Service Learning and 3) STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math)


    To support our students in the rigor of the coursework Academic Support Classes are embedded in their daily schedule.  Students also have access to the Community College Student Success Center (the Transitions Center) which provides extra support and tutoring for the college courses.  PECIL also has a strong Peer Tutoring Program, consisting of upperclass students, to assist students that need more one on one assistance in a specific course.  Teachers are also available for office hours should students need more immediate assistance.

    Project based learning and Problem based learning are incorporated into instruction.

    9th graders are immersend in a rigorous grade Level Problem Based Inquiry Global Service Project  during the Spring term which culminates into a PBI Showcase.

    All students conduct Student Led Conferences.  One in the Fall and one in the Spring.