High school students in Polk and Rutherford counties have the opportunity to earn college credit FREE through Career and College Promise (CCP).

Public school, private school, and homeschool students in North Carolina can participate in the CCP program.

The CCP partnership between Isothermal and North Carolina high schools offer students a clear, focused, and tuition-free path to future success. CCP offers structured opportunities for qualified high school students to pursue a pathway that leads to a certificate, diploma, or degree as well as providing entry-level job skills. Academic credits earned through CCP transfer pathways will enable students to complete an undergraduate degree in less time than high school students without college credit.

CCP provides three pathways to help advance eligible students’ post-high school success:

  • College Transfer – College transfer pathways provide tuition-free course credits toward the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Engineering Transfer, and Associate in Nursing Transfer that can move you seamlessly to most of the public or participating private colleges or universities in North Carolina.
  • Technical Careers – Earn tuition-free course credits at Isothermal Community College toward a job credential, certificate or diploma in a technical career in a trade or the fields of health and public services.
  • Cooperative Innovative High Schools – Begin earning tuition-free college credits as a high school student by attending Rutherford Early College High School (REaCH) or Polk County Early College (PCEC). Program acceptance is required.

You may contact a college liaison through phone or email at [email protected] or 828-395-4324. The best response will be through email.