NEW BERN – Craven CC is offering free online classes to high school students this fall through the innovative Career & College Promise (CCP) dual enrollment program. Participating in CCP gives high school students an affordable introduction to higher education while giving them a head start on obtaining college credits.
Last year, about 59,000 high school students across the state took these courses, which save time and money toward a college degree. Transfer courses are weighted the same as Advanced Placement for grade point averages on high school transcripts. Some students earn enough credits for a community college degree or credential by the time they graduate from high school.
This fall, students will have the option to take courses on Craven CC’s New Bern or Havelock campuses, hybrid (a combination of on-campus and online courses) or fully online. Community college faculty have experience teaching in the online format; nearly one-third of community college instruction was delivered online before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many high school students across the state will already be taking their high school classes online, at least at the start of the school year. They can also gain free college credit by enrolling in courses at their local community college.
Students interested in this opportunity should first contact their school guidance counselor and then send a registration request to firstname.lastname@example.org.