Career and College Promise (CCP)

CCP Information 2019-20

CCP Announcements

  • CCP Info Sessions

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  • NEW/1st year CCP students must attend ONE of the following:   

    CCP Parent & Student Information Night

    Wednesday, Feb. 13th 2019  6:30 pm

    CMHS Auditorium


    CCP Student Info Session

    Friday, February 22nd   2:30 pm

    YES Center - MU 10

    CCP Student Info Session

    Monday, February 25th  2:30 pm

    YES Center - MU 10


    RETURNING CCP Students (2nd year)

    Students who have had a CCP course before do not need to attend an info session.


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  • 2019-2020 Information

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  • 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 Honors-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:

CCP Applications

  • 2019 - 2020 - NEW CCP Registrations

    Complete Applications are DUE Friday, March 1st, 2019.  All steps must be completed or your application will not be processed and you will not receive the courses you request.  Application packets are available in the S3 office or from your counselor. 


    1st year/NEW CCP Students:

    1. Cox Mill NEW CCP STUDENT Form - Complete electronic form
    2. CMHS CCP 19-20 NEW Std Application - 1st Year CCP Students only; Paper application. 

    3. CMHS CCP Registration Form - this form is based on your pathway. (College Transfer/Assoc. Arts linked here.  Other pathway forms available in S3.)
    4. RCCC CCP Application (electronic form: Click on "1. Career & College Application")

    5. RCCC CCP Student Agreement (electronic form)

    6. Submit CMHS Application & Registration forms to the S3 Office by March 1st. 


    Returning/2nd Year CCP Students

    CCP 19-20 Returning Std Registration Form

    • Due to S3 March 1st, 2019. 
    • Registration Forms are based on Pathway (College Transfer: Arts; Sci, CTE: IT, etc.)  College Transfer/ARTS pathway Registration form is linked above.  Other pathway registration forms are available in the S3 Office. 
    • Click link above to print the Registration form. 
    • Students should check their RCCC email or Webadvisor for exact start dates and registration information.  
    • Students are responsible for knowing their course start dates. 
    • Students with courses starting early (before Cox Mill semester change) are responsible for starting their courses and submitting assignments accordingly. 



    Click link above for information on requesting textbooks for CCP courses.  

CCP Textbooks