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The Summit Expands – 2017-18 Cohort Anticipated to be NCCS’s Largest Yet

summit logo white backgroundWhen NCCS district leaders collaborated with CVCC to develop The Summit at Newton-Conover, the goal was to provide more opportunities for our college-bound students to experience the rigor of college-level courses will receiving both high school and college credit.  Thanks to the College and Career Promise articulation agreement among high schools, community colleges, and all of the state’s public universities, as well as a growing number of private North Carolina institutions, Newton-Conover and Discovery students who qualify and enroll at The Summit earn a minimum of 25 college credit hours in addition to any AP course credits they receive.

In year one, 36 students enrolled at The Summit.  During year two, we saw enrollment increase to 75.  During the 2017-18 school year, we anticipate that enrollment will cap out at around 90 students.  For more information about The Summit at Newton-Conover, check out this presentation or watch the video below.   This FAQ also answers several questions parents and students have asked in the past.

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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