Saturday , 20 January 2018
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Career and College Promise Information Session Packs the House

gregory1Newton-Conover City Schools is partnering with Catawba Valley Community College to bring College and Career Promise (CCP) to Newton-Conover’s two high schools.  In the past, students at both NCHS and DHS have had the opportunity to take CCP courses on the campus of CVCC.  However, next year, juniors at both schools will be able to take classes in a CCP cohort that will meet first period at the Central Office (previously Discovery High School).

mcbride1Classrooms will be set up, tuition and books will be paid by NCCS, and transportation will be provided for participating students.   Qualifying participating students can earn upwards of 32 hours of transferable college credit while still in high school for free.  Moreover, CCP courses carry honors level weight.  This exciting opportunity begins with the rising junior class.

Approximately 35 NCHS and DHS students and their families learned more about the program from Dean Kay Gregory and Sarah McBride from CVCC.  Check out their presentation, and talk to a counselor to learn more!

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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