Earn tuition-free credits toward a four-year degree through North Carolina’s community colleges and/or earn credits toward an Associate in Arts degree or an Associate in Science (STEM or technical majors) degree. Students who enroll and pass college courses in their chosen pathway will also receive high school course credit. In this way, students receive dual credit, equivalency credit from NC community colleges to UNC and some independent institutions as well as high school course credit. For high school course credit, the state weighting system adds the equivalent of one (1) quality point to the grade earned in community college courses included in the most recent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Transfer List.
- Be a high school junior or senior
- Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses
- Demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics on an assessment (i.e., PreACT) or placement test.
- At this time, all core courses must be taken at WMPCS for credit. The core courses are: English I, II, III, and IV; Math I, II, and III; American History I and II; World History; Civics; Environmental Science; Biology; Chemistry; Anatomy and Physiology; Spanish I and II; and Personal Finance or Principles of Business.
- WMPCS does not have any control over community college schedules. Generally, community college courses begin prior to our semesters.
- Students who choose to take community college courses are responsible for their coursework, books, transportation, attendance and adherence to the community college’s policies while on their campus. WMPCS does not offer tutoring or academic assistance with community college courses.
- Dual credit courses must be taken at Beaufort County Community College (BCCC).Night and/or summer classes can be taken in accordance with the Career and College Promise guidelines; however, students who choose to take night and/or summer courses may not receive credit on their WMPCS high school transcript. The student’s community college transcript will reflect those courses.
- Our current weekly schedule allows for dual credit courses to be taken on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students have the choice to take classes on those days during any timeslot however, in doing so, may miss time dedicated to clubs as well as the Math and Writing Labs. Our scheduled elective block on Tuesdays and Thursdays is 12:50 – 2:50 p.m.; this would be the ideal time for students to enroll in dual credit courses. In general, juniors may take one course, however, a second course may be taken at the discretion of the Directors. Seniors may take more than one course on a case-by-case basis as determined by the Directors.
- According to the Career and College Promise section in the North Carolina Community Colleges Curriculum Procedures Reference Manual to maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must
- Continue to make progress toward high school graduation, and
- Maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses
- A student who falls below a 2.0 GPA after completing two college courses will be subject to the college’s policy for satisfactory academic progress.
- The online course management system used by BCCC is Blackboard, and as with Schoology, course grades are available for review by your student at any point.