Community College has changed a great deal since most educators were students, and today’s students can capitalize on those changes to help them achieve their goals of attending a four-year university, attending a community college, or joining the workforce better prepared. Through the College and Career Promise articulation agreement among the 16 state universities in North Carolina, several NC private universities, the community college system, and high schools in North Carolina, our students have opportunities we never had as students – earning specific college credits while in high school as well as receiving dual required credits in many situations.
Currently, approximately 70 juniors and seniors from Discovery High School and Newton-Conover High School attend The Summit at Newton-Conover during first period. They are enrolled in college classes taught by college professors. If they make a C or higher in the class, they receive college credit that is transferable to any state university in North Carolina as well as several private universities. Students are receiving dual-enrollment credits for their American History I, American History II, English III, and Art credits. Some students are receiving their fourth math credit by taking Statistical Methods I (the equivalent of AP Statistics).
Students take MWF and TR classes at The Summit and these courses receive honors weight for our current juniors and seniors. However, beginning with our sophomore class, these courses will carry AP weight. If you would like to learn more about The Summit at Newton-Conover, please contact Lorraine Swagger at NCHS, Elizabeth Arditti at Discovery, or Dr. Heather Mullins at the Newton-Conover Central Office.