Welcome to the CCS Early College Program!
Application Information for 2018-2019
Cabarrus County is home to the Cabarrus Kannapolis Early College and the Cabarrus Early College of Technology. Students will apply to both Early Colleges with only one application. Students will be able to list a preference, but the district will decide the final placement.
- Must be a resident of Cabarrus County and includes those living in the Kannapolis City Schools District.
- Must apply during 8th grade year. (For students currently enrolled in a Cabarrus County or Kannapolis City high school that want to take community college classes, they should contact their school counselors and ask about the Career and College Promise Program.)
- Application - Students will complete the application online from the Cabarrus County Schools - School Choice website. The teacher recommendation form must be turned into their middle school counselors.
- Interviews - As part of the application process, both the students and parents must participate in an interview. Applicants will be contacted to schedule the interviews.
- Notification - After all interviews are completed, all applicants are notified by mail as to the status of their application.
The Early Colleges are part of the Cabarrus County Schools - School Choice Program and will follow the School Choice Program application timeline. The following are important dates in the application process.
October 11 - CCS Magnet Fair
6:30-8:30 at JN Fries Middle School
This is a drop-in event where you can get basic information on all of the High School options.
October 17 - Early College Program Prospective Student Night
RCCC CBTC Campus in the Cabarrus Tech Building. 670 Concord Parkway N., Concord, NC 2827Prospective students and their families will be able to hear presentations on BOTH early colleges, talk with teachers and students, and tour the Cabarrus Tech Early College facilities. Interviews will be held on the Early College campus so students can see both schools. Students are asked to attend the session of their current middle school.
1st Session 5:30 - 6:30pm – Kannapolis/Harris Road/Home Schooled, Private School, and others
2nd Session 6:30 - 7:30pm – Hickory Ridge/J. N. Fries/Northwest Cabarrus
3rd Session 7:30 - 8:30pm – Mt. Pleasant/C.C. Griffin/Concord/Winkler
November 6 – December 20 at 12pm - Application Open