FAHS and the Career and College Promise Program

FAHS Dual Enrollment Information Sessions Information:

We will hold information sessions for interested parents and students on December 16th and January 14th from 6-7p in the FA5 Theater--Don’t forget to RSVP if you plan to attend!

 

What is Career and College Promise?

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, degree, or State/Industry recognized credentials as well as provide entry level job skills—tuition free!

Through Career and College Promise (CCP), qualified students in North Carolina have the opportunity to pursue classes at community colleges tuition free while they are in high school, allowing them to get a jump start on their workplace and college preparation. Franklin Academy Charter High School will support high school students who wish to enroll in an appropriate college course or a combination of college courses outside FAHS for high school credit.

CCP provides pathways to help advance eligible students' success beyond high school:

  • College Transfer Pathways provide tuition-free course credits toward the Associates In Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Engineering or Associate Degree in Nursing which will transfer seamlessly to any public or participating private college or university. Please note that students may not have enough time to FINISH their associates but will receive credits TOWARDS their associates.
  • Technical Careers Pathways earn tuition-free course credits at an NC community college toward a job credential, certificate or diploma in a technical career.

 

Who is eligible for the CCP Program?

  • Students interested in the College Transfer pathway have the option to qualify for the program with either
    • An unweighted 2.8 high school GPA OR
    • A Qualifying Assessment scores
  • Students interested in the Technical Careers pathway have the option to qualify for the program with either
    • An unweighted 2.8 high school GPA OR
    • A Qualifying Assessment score OR
    • A recommendation including the High school principal (or designee) signature, a rational of the HS principal (or designee) for the recommendation AND a signature from the college’s chief academic officer/chief student development officer.

 

What is considered a Qualifying Assessment Score?

CCP Assessments

 

I’m Eligible but is CCP Right for Me?

Dual enrollment can be an amazing opportunity… if your student is ready for it.

Your student might be ready for dual credit if they:

  • Work independently and unprompted to complete coursework and assignments
  • Are able to complete all assignments on time
  • Do not require extensive content tutoring or study help
  • Are confident and capable of approaching instructors independently to seek guidance and support when needed
  • Excel with their current high school topics
  • Have a schedule that is flexible without extensive commitments
  • Do not have extracurricular activities which demand a large amount of energy or focus
  • Are comfortable interacting with people from a wide range of ages and backgrounds
  • Are comfortable communicating and advocating for themselves in a classroom setting
  • Are focused heavily on their scholastic goals

 Your student is probably not ready for dual credit if they:

  • Must be prompted to do homework well or complete it on time
  • Depend on tutoring or study help
  • Struggle with their current high school topics and content as well as workload
  • Have a full schedule
  • Have extracurricular activities which demand a large amount of energy or focus
  • Are uncomfortable interacting with a wide range of ages and backgrounds
  • Rely heavily on parental/external support to approach instructors when needed
    • Parents Please Note: Due to FERPA, should your student participate in the CCP program, the instructors and Wake Tech staff will not be legally permitted to discuss your student's grades or progress in class without your students' expressed permission.
  • Fear communicating and advocating for themselves in a classroom setting
  • Have non-scholastic goals that they want to complete B.C. (before college, that is)

 

I Want to Pursue CCP…What Do I Do Next?

  • Step #1: Explore the Wake Tech CCP Website!
    • Click HERE for important dates and for general program information
    • Click HERE to access important forms and documents
    • Click HERE to take advantage of Wake Techs Career Lens and other planning tools for prospective students
  • Step #2: Attend an FA Dual Enrollment Information Events
    • We will hold informational sessions in December and January (dates TBD, so stay tuned!)
    • Please be sure to review all of the Wake Tech CCP links BEFORE attending!
  • Step #3: Decide on the pathway you want to pursue at Wake Tech
  • Step #4: Decide on the program you want to pursue at Wake Tech
  • Step #5: Meet with Mrs. DePizzol (formerly Ms. Shearon) to review your options and create a tentative CCP Course Plan
  • Step #6: Research their requirements and KNOW THEIR TIMELINE for applying!
    • Make sure you have reviewed ALL of the links above from Wake Tech
  • Step #7: Parents AND Student attend ONE Wake Tech CCP information meeting
    • Please note that this is a REQUIREMENT for program participation
  • Step #8: Submit all required documents in accordance with the established Wake Tech guidelines and await their decision

 

What Happens Once I’m Accepted?

  • Make an appointment to meet with Mrs. DePizzol to decide on your finalizes course plan for both high school and Wake Tech
    • This step is REQUIRED to allow for Wake Tech course registration
  • Attend a Wake Tech Orientation Session based upon your CCP start date
  • Complete a request for Early Release form if needed
  • Have your course plan approved by FA Administration

 

Stay tuned for more information about the FAHS CCP Program!