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Award-winning Schools and Educators from K-12 and Beyond

Public schools, private schools, and a vibrant homeschool community provide a wide variety of educational options for youngsters. College of The Albemarle offers locally based college and trades education as well.


Edenton-Chowan Schools offer safe and quality K-12 education.


An array of private, homeschool, and alternative education options are available in and around Chowan County.


College of The Albemarle offers educational opportunities to high school students, professional certificates, and traditional college courses for local and regional students.

Workforce education

Four schools

Edenton Chowan Schools feature four schools including two elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school.

Award-winning educators

Our educators and administrative staff are widely recognized award-winning educators in the state and region.

Experienced teachers

Our schools are filled with teachers who have years of experience teaching kids.

New buildings

An entirely new and updated high school is currently being built.

College of the Albemarle

program variety

Both credit and non-credit programs are available in a wide range of subjects. Dual enrollment programs offer high school students the chance to earn an associates degree while in high school.

flexible schedules

Students are able to take classes on their own schedules with online, hybrid, and in-person classes offered.

Multiple locations

Take classes at any of the four campuses spread across seven counties, with one here in Chowan County.

NC's first community college

COA was the first community college to be established in North Carolina.

College of The Albemarle (COA) is pleased to have a campus in Chowan County and proud to be a part of the Edenton-Chowan Partnership. The Edenton-Chowan Partnership has been successful in improving educational opportunities and economic development in the region. The partnership has helped to create jobs, attract new businesses, and improve the quality of life in Chowan County. The Partnership is committed to College of The Albemarle’s efforts in Chowan County, ensuring the community has exceptional post-secondary education and workforce development opportunities. We are appreciative of the collaborative relationship with the Edenton-Chowan Partnership.