Isothermal Community College

Career and College Promise

Career and College Promise Operating Procedures

 

I. Overview

Session Law 2011-145, the Appropriations Act of 2011, authorized the State Board of Education and the State Board of Community Colleges to establish the Career and College Promise program, effective January 1, 2012.   The purpose of Career and College Promise is to offer structured opportunities for qualified high school students to dually enroll in community college courses that provide pathways that lead to a certificate, diploma, or degree as well as provide entry-level jobs skills. 

Career and College Promise offers North Carolina high school students a clear path to success in college or in a career. The program is free to all students who maintain a “B” average and meet other eligibility requirements.  Through a partnership of the Department of Public Instruction, the N.C. Community College System, the University of North Carolina system and many independent colleges and universities, North Carolina is helping eligible high school students to begin earning college credit at a community college campus at no cost to them or their families. The three pathways include:

  1. College Transfer Pathways (CTP) requires the completion of at least 30 semester hours of transfer courses including English and mathematics.
  2. Career and Technical Education Pathways (CTE) lead to a certificate or diploma aligned with a high school career cluster.
  3. Cooperative Innovative High School Programs (CIHSP) are located on college campuses (unless a waiver was provided) and provide opportunities for students to complete an associate degree program or earn up to two years of college credit within five years.  Examples include Early and Middle College High Schools.

Career and College Promise - Pathways

 

College Transfer Pathways

Career Technical Education Pathways

Cooperative Innovation High School Programs

Definition

 

Tuition free course credits toward the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science and a four year degree.

Tuition free course credits toward an entry level job credential, certificate or diploma for eligible high school students.

Leads to the completion of a high school diploma and associate degree or provides up to two years of college credit within five years.

Eligibility

  1. Be a high school junior or senior;
  2. Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses; and
  3. Demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics on an assessment or placement test or meet provisional status.

Be a high school Junior or Senior and:

  1. Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses or have the recommendation of the high school principal or his/her designee (PLAN scores should be considered); and
  2. Meet the prerequisites for the career pathway.

Be a high school Freshman and:

  1. Passed Math I with a grade of C or better;
  2. Scored a 3 or 4 on the EOC for Math I;
  3. Meet the college ready reading score of 16 on the 8th grade Explore test;
  4. Meet prerequisites for the career pathway;
  5. Have the recommendation of the high school principal or designee; and
  6. Enroll in Engineering or Industrial Technologies programs.

Be a high school Sophomore and:

  1. All criteria for freshmen as listed above, and
  2. Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses.

High School students in grades 9 to 12 with access to an approved CIHS. Eligibility requirements for Cooperative Innovative High School programs are established jointly by local boards of trustees in accordance with G.S. 115C-238.50.

Special emphasis and preference given to first-generation college students.

Hours

32 – 35 SHC Pathway

12 – 18 SHC Certificate

36 – 48 SHC Diploma

64 – 76 SHC AAS degrees

64 – 65 SHC AA/AS

Maintaining Eligibility

  1. Continue to make progress toward high school graduation, and
  2. Maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses.
  3. A student who falls below a 2.0 GPA after completing two college courses will be subject to the college’s policy for satisfactory academic progress. (ICC's Policy --

    “A high school student (excluding early college students) who drops below a 2.0 college GPA after completing two college courses is ineligible to register for his/her following semester. If a student drops below a 2.0 college GPA at the end of his/her spring semester, may reenter into Career and College Promise if eligible the following spring semester. If a student drops below a 2.0 college GPA at the end of his/her fall semester may reenter into Career and College Promise if eligible the following fall semester. Eligibility is determined by the high school student’s weighted GPA, progress toward the student’s high school graduation and additional eligibility requirements within Career and College Promise.”

  1. Continue to make progress toward high school graduation, and
  2. Maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses.
  3. A student who falls below a 2.0 GPA after completing two college courses will be subject to the college’s policy for satisfactory academic progress. (ICC's Policy --

    “A high school student (excluding early college students) who drops below a 2.0 college GPA after completing two college courses is ineligible to register for his/her following semester. If a student drops below a 2.0 college GPA at the end of his/her spring semester, may reenter into Career and College Promise if eligible the following spring semester. If a student drops below a 2.0 college GPA at the end of his/her fall semester may reenter into Career and College Promise if eligible the following fall semester. Eligibility is determined by the high school student’s weighted GPA, progress toward the student’s high school graduation and additional eligibility requirements within Career and College Promise.”

Eligibility for remaining in CIHSP is established jointly by local boards of education and local boards of trustees in accordance with

G.S. 115C-238.50.


***CCP Operating Procedures are subject to change***