Career and College Promise

CCP LOGOIn its effort to provide a rigorous expanded curriculum that will adequately prepare students for future educational and workplace endeavors, the Craven County School Board will support high school students who also wish to enroll in classes taught by a college, university, community college or other approved entity in accordance with the requirements of local school board policy, state law and State Board of Education policy. The Career and College Promise program is designed to offer qualified high school students structured dual enrollment opportunities that provide both entry-level job skills as well as pathways leading to a certificate, diploma or degree.

In February 2014, the UNC Board of Governors and the State Board of Community Colleges approved a new Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA). In March, the State Board of Community Colleges approved a revision to the Career & College Promise pathways. This revision added several courses to the College Transfer pathway. Because most North Carolina high school students access college courses through CCP, the Department uses the College Transfer programs of study as the foundation for determining dual credit opportunities. Please find attached the updated dual credit allowances chart, now revised based upon the new Associate in Arts and Associate in Science programs of study. This chart is effective beginning in Fall 2014 and schools are expected to award dual credit insofar as these opportunities are defined here.

College Credit

There are a number of ways high school students can earn college credit while in high school.  Some high school students enter their first year of college with enough credits to be college sophomores.  Most of these programs are entirely free to the student.

To be eligible for enrollment in the Career/Technical Education Pathway, a high school student must:

• be a junior or senior,
• have a weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher or have the recommendation of the principal/his or her designee

To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, students must continue to make progress toward high school graduation, maintain a 2.0 GPA in college course work after completing two courses and complete 80% of their attempted course work.

To be eligible for enrollment in the College Transfer Pathway, a high school student must

• be a junior or senior,
• have a weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, and
• demonstrate college readiness on an assessment or placement test (PLAN, PSAT, Asset, COMPASS, Accuplacer, SAT or ACT) in all domains.

To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, students must continue to make progress toward high school graduation, maintain a 2.0 GPA in college course work after completing two courses and complete 80% of their attempted course work.

 

Career & College Promise College Transfer Pathway

Career and College Promise Application

 

Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment gives middle and high school students the opportunity to take approved courses for high school credit at regionally accredited institutions including Institutions of Higher Education (IHE), community colleges, North Carolina Virtual Public Schools.  Courses take must provide opportunities not currently available to the student at the middle school or high school, including courses of an advanced and/or expanded nature.  High school graduation credit and grades will be awarded by the base school when the official grade report for the course taken is received at the base school.  The student’s official high school transcript will include grades and credit earned through dual enrollment.  For students 9-12, the grades earned through dual enrollment will factor into the cumulative grade point average and class rank.

Dual Credit Allowances for Career and College Promise