School Notebook Podcast: Career & College Promise Success


Listen as College Liaison Rynn Nicks describes the high rate of success eleventh and twelfth graders are having in the Career & College Promise.

The Career and College Promise (CCP) program is a key element of the high school academic program at Chatham Charter. The state program is in partnership with Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) and gives eleventh and twelfth graders the ability to earn over 40 college transfer credits. The classes are considered “dual credit” because they also help the students simultaneously meet high school graduation requirements and accumulate college transfer credits. The majority of seniors at Chatham Charter will complete one of the “pathways” of study, an accomplishment not achieved by the majority of students across the state in the CCP program. The Chatham Charter high school program is modeled after a middle college concept. Its master schedule has both high school and college-level courses built in versus allowing upperclassmen to take the CCP courses if they can fit them into the high school schedule. Juniors and seniors will have some classes on the CCCC campuses in yet another of Chatham Charter’s purposeful steps toward preparing them for college life.