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NCCS-CVCC Partnership Will Allow Students to Earn up to 43 College Credits Tuition Free While in High School

career-college-promiseAre you a student or parent who is interested in learning how to complete up to 43 semester hours of college credit tuition free right here in NCCS?  Over the past several weeks, leaders from NCCS, Discovery High, and Newton-Conover High have been meeting with leaders at Catawba Valley Community College to develop a partnership designed around Career and College Promise legislation.  This partnership will provide NCCS high school students with a unique opportunity without leaving our district.

The Career and College Promise College Transfer Pathways allow qualified high school juniors and seniors to complete up to 43 semester hours credit tuition free. Classes identified in the Career and College Transfer Pathways will transfer seamlessly (with a course grade of C or higher) to any North Carolina public university as well as participating private colleges/universities. All courses in CCP are designated as honors and will receive honors weight.

If you are a freshman, sophomore, or junior at Discovery High School or Newton-Conover High School (or the parent of a freshman, sophomore, or junior), and you are interested in learning more, join us for an informational session:

When:  Monday, March 23, 2015

Where:  NCHS Media Center

Time:  6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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