The Roanoke Valley Early College is a challenging school of choice for students in Weldon, NC that has been recognized nationally for it's innovative design, and has been listed as One of the Best High Schools in the Nation according to US News and World Report for the last 3 years. Serving students from throughout the Roanoke Valley, including the Weldon City Schools, Halifax County Schools, and Roanoke Rapids City Schools, the school is located on the campus of Halifax Community College. The school has maintained a B school report card grade for the last several years on the NC School Report Card, making it the highest rated high school in the Roanoke Valley. As with most early colleges in the state, RVEC focuses on serving student's who are looking for a rigorous high school experience with accelerated courses, first-time college students, who may not succeed at a traditional high school.Formed as a partnership between the high school and the college, students are able to earn an Associate's Degree for free while completing a high school diploma. Students are also able to earn certifications. As a high schooler, they are able to participate in sports at nearby Weldon Stem High School Career Academies, and to fully engage with the student life experiences at the college.