High School Programs








Who: Rising high school Juniors and Seniors wanting to earn FREE college credit.

What:  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.

When:  NOW.  HCC's registration for fall 2014 begins March 24th!  Students wishing to enroll in Career and College Promise courses in the fall should contact Matt Heimburg, High School Programs Coordinator, at mheimburg@haywood.edu or (828) 627-4579. 

To Apply: Students will need an application signed by their high school principal or designee verifying that they will be a junior or senior by the start of the fall 2014 semester and that they meet the other eligibity criteria of their chosen pathway. See your high school counselor to obtain HCC's Career and College Promise application or Click here to download the Career and College Promise admission form. Students wishing to enroll in a college transfer pathway will also need to have demonstrated college readiness on an approved assessment or placement test (click here for test score information).

High school students wanting to earn college credit must enroll in one of the available Career and College Pathways.  General information regarding the different Pathways and student eligibility is below.

For more information on Career and College Promise at HCC please contact Matt Heimburg, High School Programs Coordinator, at mheimburg@haywood.edu or (828) 627-4579.

Career and College Promise Pathways

College Transfer

Who is eligible?

  • High school juniors and seniors.
  • Students with at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 weighted scale.
  • Students who have demonstrated college readiness on an approved assessment or placement test(s). (Provisional status acceptance may be available with approval from the high school principal and HCC's President or designee.)

What are the benefits?

  • College transfer credits toward 44 hours of college credit that will transfer seamlessly to any public or participating independent college or university (pdf, 7kb) (students must complete all 44-hours to ensure credit is transferrable)
  • Reduced cost for a two- or four-year degree
  • Accelerated completion of a diploma, an associate degree or four-year degree
  • Readiness skills for success at the next educational level

Career Technical Education

Who is eligible?

  • High school juniors and seniors.
  • Students interested in pursuing one of the 16 high school Career and Technical Education career clusters
  • Students with at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 weighted scale OR upon principal recommendation
  • Students who have demonstrated college readiness by meeting course prerequisites

What are the benefits?

  • A credential, certificate or diploma in a technical career.
  • A credential that builds skills for an entry-level job.

Cooperative Innovative High School (Formerly Early College)

Who is eligible?

  • High school students in grades 9 to 12 with access to a cooperative innovative high school approved by the State Board of Education.
  • Special emphasis and preference given to first-generation college students
  • Additional eligibility requirements set by local board of education and partner community college or university

What are the benefits?

  • Completing a high-school diploma and up to two years of college credit in five years or less
  • Earning high-school and college-level credits at an accelerated rate
  • Gaining support and preparation for college and university success

 

For more information on the Career and College Promise program visit www.ncpublicschools.org/ccpromise.

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