• Early College of Forsyth

    Mr. Dexter A. Felder - Director of Student Services and Curriculum Coordinator
    Forsyth Technical Community College
    2100 Silas Creek Parkway, Ardmore Building, Suite 235
    Winston-Salem, NC   27103 
    Office Telephone: 336-757-3301
    Facsimile: 336-757-3300
    E-mail:dfelder@wsfcs.k12.nc.us and dfelder@forsythtech.edu

    Caveats about the Author

    It is a vocational privilege to serve the students at the Early College of Forsyth who are our conscience of today and leaders of tomorrow. These are the proud discoverers of inventions, advances in technology, innovations in medicine, and ideologies in education. I consider it a personal fulfillment of my quest to return to the community and society the rewards which have been granted to me. These rewards have come from past and present persons in my life. My father was most instrumental in developing my character and personality. His memory and the lessons he taught me are indelibly imprinted in my persona and life. My mother and other strong wisdom-providers continue to influence me and to them I owe an eternal debt of gratitude. The community of this historic institution of secondary academia has given me pride which is evident in the many professionals that the community has borne. The global possibilities and future accomplishments of these young adults give me a strength to persevere through and in spite of any immediate trials and obstacles. I wish for the present generation to have a longing for the excellence in life that comes from pursuit and achievement through education. My desire for all is that a portion of this be engulfed in the hearts and minds of this generation and those generations to follow.

    Early College of Forsyth Enrollment
    The application process is located at the school site for the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools.  We are a magnet school and the receipt of applications are aligned with the choice period of enrollment at magnet schools.  Our unique nature allows Early College to extend it application process into the late 
    Expectations of Students

    Please take advantage of the resources offered by our school district for the advancement of education. The resources in this system include in-school tutoring, online tutoring, media resources, technology resources, and an excellent staff of counselors, psychologists, administrators, and support personnel. The goal of every student should be to scale the highest mountain of academic excellence. The opportunity provided in this arena allows students to attend high school and community college, thereby, granting the students the best of both worlds. The accomplishment of a high school diploma while simultaneously receiving college credit. Ultimately, the goal will be for students to be granted a high school diploma and an associates degree from - Forsyth Technical Community - one of the premier community colleges in the country and state. Some students will continue and receive transfer credits to enter senior colleges and universities. Equally important, the cost to parents and students is minimum. Other than parking and lab fees the tuition and book charges for Early College students attending community college courses are free. Imagine, receiving college credits and an associate's at relatively no cost. 

    Cornerstones of Good Character

    Please take a look as these cornerstones lifted from the guide for Character Education. (1) Respect - Showing high regard for self; other people, property and authority. Understanding that all people have value. Responding sensitively to the ideas of others without dismissing or degrading them. (2) Compassion - Treating others with compassion and friendship. Recognizing that everyone from time to time feels hurt, confused and angry. Seeking understanding and reconciliation with other members of a community in conflict. (3) Responsibility - Being dependable. Carrying out obligations and having a sense of duty to fulfill tasks one has accepted. Being accountable. (4) Courage - Attempting difficult things that are worthwhile. Doing the right thing even when others do not. Following your conscience rather than the crowd. (5) Integrity - Carrying out your responsibilities without claiming credit for someone else's work. Willing to acknowledge wrongdoing. Being truthful and trustworthy. (6) Determination - The inner strength and perseverance to pursue goals. Each person works to complete assignments, and all members of the community support others in their work. (7) Self Discipline - Demonstrating hard work and commitment. Improving yourself and restraining from inappropriate behavior. Always doing your best. (8) Giving - Discovering that one of life's greatest satisfactions comes from giving to others, sharing through service, responding to the needs of others, without expectation of reward.

    Anecdotes of Life

    * "Live through the next twenty-four hours and not try to tackle all of life's problems at once. * Improve your mind by learning something useful, something that requires effort, thought and concentration. * Be honestly agreeable, look your best, speak well of others, be courteous and considerate. * Look not for fault with your friend, relative, colleague yet seek to improve upon the ideals of goodness. * Have a plan and follow it to save yourself from hurry and indecision. * Do three good deeds and keep it a secret. If anyone finds out, it will not count. * Believe in yourself and the internal kindness of others, give your best to the world and be confident that the world will give its best to you. And if the two do not coincide, know that the best is yet to come." Author Unknown
Last Modified on November 22, 2013