Career and College Promise (CCP)

CCP Announcements

  • CCP Application Deadline is extended until Friday, February 14th, to allow more time to get all steps completed and questions answered. Make sure you have parent signature on forms.



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CCP Information 2020-2021

CCP Applications & Registrations for 2020-21 School Year

  • CCP Nurse Aide program through RCCC:  

    1. Mandatory attendance at one of the Information Sessions listed below:
      • March 2; 6-7pm @ NCRC Campus
      • March 5; 6-7pm @ South Campus
    2. Applications due to your counselor March 29th, 2020
    3. Involves courses for BOTH Fall and Spring semesters during both 1st and 2nd blocks. 
    4. Students must have transportation to RCCC campus.  
    5. Rising seniors only. 
    6. GPA Requirements: 2.8 GPA (unweighted) - This is a competitive application in which only a select amount of students are accepted.  The average GPA for applicants ranges above 3.5 unweighted typically.
    7. Must complete CCP Application process outlined above as well this application packet. 


CCP Textbooks & Fees


  • What is CCP?

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    The Career & College Promise Program is a state-sponsored collaboration between North Carolina public high schools and public colleges and universities across North Carolina.  CCP allows qualified students to take tuition-free courses that earn high school and college credits at the same time.  Courses taken in the College Transfer Pathway receive AP -level high school credit (weighted) and will transfer to many four-year colleges and universities.  Courses taken in the Career & Technical Education Pathway receive standard high school credit (non-weighted) and can help students complete diploma, certificate or degree programs at community colleges. 
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  • Why take CCP?

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    Many high school students are taking dual-credit/dual-enrollment courses to get an early start on their college and career education.  Because North Carolina pays tuition costs for CCP, Cabarrus County Schools covers textbook costs, and many credits earned are transferable to public four-year colleges in North Carolina, CCP (or dual enrollment) is an excellent way to get a jump start.  Additionally, the list of CCP courses available to students expands options for classes in high school.  This is especially helpful for seniors who feel they have "taken everything they want to take." 

    In addition to adding options for more rigor, CCP classes earn both high school and college credit.  Students will see CCP classes reflected on their CMHS transcript.  They will also be reflected on the student's RCCC transcript.  Courses taken in the CCP College Transfer Pathway earn weighted quality points, similar to AP classes for those in the Class of 2019 and later. 

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  • Who pays for CCP?

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    The State of North Carolina pays the tuition for courses taken through the CCP Program.  Cabarrus County Schools provides textbooks (or reimbursement; see below) for courses taken during Fall and Spring semesters only.   Textbook reimbursements are not available for summer courses.  Students are responsible for payment of administrative fees for summer courses.   
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  • Will CCP courses be calculated into my GPA as honors or AP credit?

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    College Transfer Courses are calculated as AP weight.   CTE courses are calculated as standard weight.  A select few CTE courses may be calculated as AP weight, but most are standard weight.  All courses included on the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) will receive weighted credit in accordance with NCDPI policy GCS-L-004. CTE and other courses not included in the CAA are not eligible for weighted credit per policy. 

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  • How to take CCP?

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    Qualified students may add CCP classes during the normal high school registration and schedule change cycles.  Students should review the qualifications for enrollment then complete the application process above.  

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CCP Eligibility Criteria

  • What are the requirements for participation in CCP courses?

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    To participate in CCP, students must meet criteria set by the State of North Carolina.  Those criteria include grade-level limitations, GPA minimums and test scores.  In addition to these entry requirements, students should have sufficient high school credits to allow for a no-credit travel period (if one is needed). 
    • high school Junior or Senior
    • 2.8 or higher unweighted GPA
    • OR meet minimum test scores on the PSAT, PLAN, ACT, SAT or Accuplacer 
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  • What are Qualifying Test Scores?

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    Students wishing to take CCP classes in the College Transfer Pathway must demonstrate college readiness on approved assessments.  If you do not meet the requirements with a test you have already taken, you can register to take the Accuplacer/NC DAP at RCCC.    
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  • What if a student does not meet the criteria?

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    The GPA and test score criteria are non-negotiable for College Transfer Pathway courses.  Some students may qualify for CTE Pathway courses with a Waiver.  Contact your school counselor if you would like to explore waiver options for CCP.


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Important Facts for CCP Students

  • Choosing CCP classes means you are ready for the responsibilities of a college class.  This includes being knowledgeable about policies of both the high school and community college, where they are similar and where they are not directly aligned.  Ignorance is not an excuse, as college students are expected to proactively seek information that impacts their choices.
    Failing CCP classes will negatively impact your high school and college transcripts and can impact your future eligibility for financial aid and college athletics.  Students who become concerned that they may fail their CCP courses should immediately contact the CCP Advisor at RCCC, their RCCC course instructor and high school counselor to request assistance and support.  CMHS students who fail CCP courses may not be allowed to continue in the program.
    Dropping CCP classes outside of the normal CMHS schedule change process/window will result in a WF (Withdraw Failing) on your high school transcript and negatively impact your high school GPA even though the college may allow you to do so.  CMHS students may not drop CCP classes outside of the CMHS schedule change process/deadline without the prior consent of their high school counselor.  
    Summer CCP classes are available for students to take after their Junior year only. Students are responsible for any RCCC administrative and/or registration fees as well as books for all summer courses.  Fees vary in price but can be $20-80 per course, depending on the course. 
    Students with Disabilities, IEP, or 504 Plans:  If a student intends for thier accommodations from an IEP or 504 Plan to be honored in college courses, they will need to see the Office of Accessibility at RCCC in order to complete the intake form and submit documentation: