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Career and College Promise

North Carolina high school students have the opportunity to earn college credit for FREE through the Career and College Promise program. 

The CCP partnership between Isothermal and North Carolina high schools offer students a clear, focused, and tuition-free path to future success. Career and College Promise offers eligible high school students enrolled in qualifying public, private, charter or homeschools a structured opportunity to pursue a pathway that can lead to completion of a certificate, diploma, or degree. Students enrolled in technical pathways may obtain entry-level job skills.


Public school, private school, and homeschool students in North Carolina can participate in the CCP program.

CCP provides three pathways to help advance eligible students’ post-high school success:

  • College Transfer – College transfer pathways provide tuition-free course credits toward the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science that will transfer seamlessly to any public or participating private college or university.
  • Technical Careers – Earn tuition-free course credits at an NC Community College toward a job credential, certificate or diploma in a technical career.
  • Innovative High Schools – Begin earning tuition-free college credits as a high-school student by attending an approved Cooperative Innovative High School. Program acceptance is required.


You may contact your college liaison through phone or email. The best response will be through email.

Karen Harris
Career and College Promise Lead Advisor
Phone: 828-395-4337


Cheyenne Carpenter
Career and College Promise Advisor
Phone: 828-395-4287


Andrew Bradshaw
ICC College Liaison (REaCH)
Phone: 828-395-1646


Rachel Goettert Staton:
ICC College Liaison for Polk County Schools
Phone: 828-395-4159


Brooke Workman
NC Career Coach (Rutherford and Polk County Schools)
Phone: 828-395-4210




Contact for information

Career and College Promise
Student Center, Advising Success Center
Office: 828-395-4324
Department Directory

Office hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Subject to change depending on availability.