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High School Connections

Career and College Promise provides seamless dual enrollment educational opportunities for eligible North Carolina high school students in order to accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry-level job skills.  There are two ways an eligible high school student can enroll at FTCC:

1.    A College Transfer Pathway
2.    A Career and Technical Education Pathway

 College Transfer Pathways

The College Transfer Pathways are designed for high school juniors and seniors who wish to begin the pathway towards a baccalaureate degree. The College Transfer Pathways provide up to 34 hours of tuition free college credits toward the Core 44, an agreed upon 44 hours of college credits that will transfer seamlessly to any public or participating private college or university.

1.    To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet the following criteria:

a.    Be a high school junior or senior.
b.    Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses.
c.    Demonstrate college readiness on an assessment or placement test.  A student must demonstrate college
readiness in English, reading and mathematics to be eligible for enrollment in a College Transfer Pathway.

2.    To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must:

a.    Continue to make progress toward high school graduation.
b.    Maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses.

3.    A student must enroll in one College Transfer Pathway program of study and may not substitute courses in
one program for courses in another.

 

Career and Technical Education Pathways

Career and Technical Education Pathways are programs of study to provide expanded opportunities for eligible high school students to participate in career and technical education tuition free courses and to expose students to a variety of high-skill career options.

1.    The Career and College Promise Career and Technical Education Pathway leads to a certificate or diploma
aligned with a high school Career Cluster.

2.    To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet the following criteria:

a.    Be a high school junior or senior.
b.    Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses or have the recommendation of the high school
principal or his/her designee.
c.    Meet the prerequisites for the career pathway.

3.    College Career and Technical Education courses may be used to provide partial or full fulfillment of a four-unit
career cluster. Where possible, students should be granted articulated credit based on the local or state North
Carolina High School to Community College articulation agreement.

4.    To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must:

a.    Continue to make progress toward high school graduation.
b.    Maintain a 2.0 in college coursework after completing two courses.

5.    A student must enroll in one program of study and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in
another.

 

Other Information:

  • Classes are composed of only of high school students.
  • Classes are offered on FTCC’s main campus, online, and at selected high schools.
  • Classes follow the Cumberland County Schools calendar with the exception of NAS courses.
  • Tuition is free, but students are responsible for textbook and supply costs.
  • High School Connections staff will register student based on enrollment form and transcript received from high schools.
  • Go to the High School Connections Website for more information on courses offered.

SEE YOUR HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR TO REGISTER FOR HIGH SCHOOL CONNECTIONS CLASSES TODAY!

 

 

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Published by Storie Smith on February 21, 2017
        
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