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High School Partnerships

Brunswick Community College has partnered with the local school system via the Career & College Promise, whereby qualified NC students are given the opportunity to begin their 2 or 4-year college work while they are in high school.  Those eligible get a tuition-free head start on workplace and college preparation.  Please see below for the Career & College Promise Check List & Authorization Form for traditional high school students to enroll. 

3 BCC Pathways

#1: College Transfer Pathway

The College Transfer Pathway requires the completion of at least thirty semester hours of transfer courses, including English and mathematics.

Eligibility Requirements

a. Be a high school junior or senior;

b. Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses; and

c. Demonstrate college readiness on an assessment or placement test. A student must demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics to be eligible for enrollment in a College Transfer Pathway.

Note: A high school junior or senior who does not demonstrate college-readiness on an approved assessment or placement test may be provisionally enrolled in the College Transfer Pathway. To qualify for Provisional Status, a student must meet the following criteria:

i. Have a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.5;

ii. Have completed two years of high school English with a grade of ‘C’ or higher;

iii. Have completed high school Algebra II (or a higher level math class) with a grade of ‘C’ of higher;

iv. Obtain the written approval of the high school principal or his/her designee; and,

v. Obtain the written approval of the community college president or his/her designee.

A Provisional Status student may register only for college mathematics (MAT) and college English (ENG) courses within the chosen program of study area. To be eligible to register for other courses in the program of study area, the student must first successfully complete mathematics and English courses with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.

To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must:

a. Continue to make progress toward high school graduation, and

b. Maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses.

In addition, a student must enroll in one College Transfer program of study and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another.  A student may change his or her program of study major with approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief student development administrator.  With approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief student development administrator, a student who completes a College Transfer while still enrolled in high school may continue to earn college transfer credits. With approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief student development administrator, a student may enroll in both a College Transfer program of study and a Career Technical Education program of study.

College Transfer Pathway-Program of Study Areas and Approved Courses

#2: Career Technical Education Pathway

The Career Technical Education Pathway leads to a certificate or diploma aligned with a high school Career Cluster.

Eligibility Requirements

a. Be a high school junior or senior;

b. Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses or have the recommendation of the high school principal or his/her designee; and

c. Meet the prerequisites for the career pathway.

High school counselors should consider students’ PLAN scores in making pathway recommendations. Furthermore, College Career Technical Education courses may be used to provide partial or full fulfillment of a four-unit career cluster. Where possible, students should be granted articulated credit based on the local or state North Carolina High School to Community College curriculum articulation agreement.

To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must

a. Continue to make progress toward high school graduation, and

b. Maintain a 2.0 in college coursework after completing two courses.

In addition, a student must enroll in one program of study and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another. The student may change his or her program of study major with approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief student development administrator.

Career Technical Education Pathway-Program of Study Areas and Approved Courses

Documents and PDFs:

BCC Courses for NBHS (Fall 2014)
BCC Courses at SBHS (Fall 2014)
BCC Courses at WBHS (Fall 2014)
College Transfer Eligibility Check list and Information (GENERAL)
CTE Eligibility Check List and Information (GENERAL)
Career and College Promise Authorization Form (2014-15 SY)
Cosmetology Cluster Course Information
Welding Cluster Course Information
CTE Curriculum Articulation (August 2013 Revision – FINAL)

#3: Cooperative Innovative High School Programs (Early College High School)

Cooperative Innovative High School Programs are located on college campuses, enroll 100 or fewer students per grade level, and provide opportunities for students to complete an associate degree program or earn up to two years of college credit within five years are defined as Cooperative Innovative High School Programs. Eligibility requirements for Cooperative Innovative High School Programs are established jointly by local boards of education and local boards of trustees in accordance with G.S. 115C-238.50.

Brunswick Early College High School (BECHS) is a partnership between Brunswick County Schools and Brunswick Community College. In addition to being an Innovative High School, BECHS is a North Carolina New Schools Project STEM school: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Through a rigorous application process, freshmen high school students that are accepted to BECHS become members of a small, student-centered academic community. Collaboratively, students, teachers, parents/guardians, business, community, and Brunswick Community College faculty and staff create a culture that fosters respect and responsible learning environments, on and off campus.

Students experience an innovative and flexible approach to learning, which enables them to meet rigorous academic standards. Students may graduate in 4 or 5 years with a North Carolina High School Diploma and an associate’s degree or transferable credits from BCC.

Additionally, BCC is proud to be affiliated with the NC New Schools Project. NCNSP is a statewide public-private partnership that accelerates systemic, sustainable innovation in North Carolina secondary schools to ensure every student graduates ready for college, careers and life.

Exciting News!

The National Association for Careers Pathway Leadership (NACPL) Awards Committee announces that Brunswick County Schools and Brunswick Community College has won the 2013 NACPL Promotion of Career Pathways National Award.

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Career & College Promise:
Jerry Smith
smithj@brunswickcc.edu
910.755.7355

Early College High School:
Cheryll Skaggs
skac@bcswan.net
910.754.8565