NC Career & College Promise
Career and College Promise (CCP) provides UCPS high school students with the opportunity to take tuition-free South Piedmont Community College (SPCC) classes while they are still enrolled at their UCPS home school.This North Carolina state-sponsored program gives qualified UCPS students the ability to earn college credit while still in high school. Students are dually enrolled at Marvin Ridge and South Piedmont Community College. For this reason, students receive both high school and college credit for courses taken through the Career and College Promise program. This gives UCPS high schoolers the opportunity to earn college credit prior to attending the university of their choice. High school students can also earn college credit towards an associate degree at SPCC. As an added bonus, many South Piedmont Community College courses can be taken online and do not require UCPS students to leave their high school campus. Here are some ways that students have benefited from participating in the Career and College Promise program during the 2016-2017 academic year at South Piedmont Community College:
- Free Tuition: More than 590 high school students saved over $490,000 in college tuition and fees.
- College Credit: Participating high school students earned over 4,700 hours of college credit and the majority achieved a grade of “B” or better.
- Career Exploration: High school students explored more than 45 academic programs and career pathways throughout the academic year.
Students must be capable of completing college level work, as well as continue to meet requirements to maintain concurrent enrollment. Students must adhere to all course requirements and examinations required by the instructor or institution and all other eligibility criteria outlined in the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA). Before registering for any of these courses, students should consult their school counselor on how these credits will be factored into historical grades & transcripts. Not all CCP courses receive accelerated quality points for the purposes of calculating a student's grade point average. The links below contain information on the most current course offerings approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.