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Discovery and NCHS College-Bound Juniors Begin Coursework at The Summit

IMG_2380Today, 38 juniors from both Discovery High School and Newton-Conover High School began their first period class at The Summit at Newton-Conover, classrooms on the second floor of the NCCS Central Office.  These students are taking three college courses this semester and will be taking four courses next semester.  These courses are all transferable to any public university in the North Carolina University System based on the College and Career Promise articulation among high schools, community colleges, and NC universities.  By the time these students graduate, they will have secured a minimum of 28 college credit hours.  These hours do not include hours they may receive from AP credit or other advanced options.  Newton-Conover has partnered with Catawba Valley Community College to make this option available to NCCS students.

To learn more about The Summit at Newton-Conover, contact Heather Mullins, Chief Academic Officer at heather_mullins@nccs.k12.nc.us or 828.464.3191.

NCHS juniors are ready for Public Speaking class on their first day at The Summit at Newton-Conover.

NCHS juniors are ready for Public Speaking class on their first day at The Summit at Newton-Conover.

Discovery High School juniors prepare for their first class at The Summit at Newton-Conover.

Discovery High School juniors prepare for their first class at The Summit at Newton-Conover.

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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