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2024-25 Ardrey Kell Dual Enrollment
All New and Returning Students Must Watch The Video Below Before Beginning The Process! 


Career & College Promise (“CCP”) is North Carolina’s dual enrollment program for high school students. This program allows eligible NC high school students to enroll in college classes at North Carolina community colleges for FREE while remaining enrolled at their high school. Students who successfully complete college courses can earn college credit that can transfer to other post-secondary institutions after graduation from high school. 


Students can only take the courses in their selected pathway. If students register for classes outside of their pathway, the college will drop those class(es). Students can be in two Career and Technical Pathways at one time OR one Career and Technical Pathway and one Transfer pathway at one time. You may pick one pathway only as well.

  • College Transfer Pathways (Must have >2.8 GPA)- Designed for students planning to continue their educational career beyond high school to eventually achieve an Associate's or Bachelor's degree at a community college or university.  Courses taken through these pathways are eligible for transfer to all UNC member institutions, so long as the student earns a 'C' or higher.  These courses will earn AP weight (+1). Please note CPCC can change Pathway requirements and courses. Students may select from the following pathways:

Click on Pathways Below to See Courses in Pathway

  • Career & Technical Education - Allows students to begin a certification or diploma program in a particular technical field or career area. Effective fall 2019, some Career and Technical pathways may include Universal General Education Courses. Students cannot register for any universal general education courses unless they fully meet transfer pathway criteria. Most CTE courses will be weighted as a standard level course. Students may select from the following pathways:


2024- Career and Technical Pathways that allow recommendation <2.8 UGP

Click on Pathways Below to See Courses in Pathway


2024- Career and Technical Pathways that contain UGETC

No Recommendation Allowed – Student must have GPA or test scores


Classes: Online and in person learning is available for Summer, Fall and Spring terms. (CPCC can change formats) 

CCP Checkpoint: New students will have to complete this BEFORE they can register for classes (Step #6).  This will be moving to a Brightspace Class that is open to all new students. Students must take the quiz to receive credit for completion. Returning students do not need to do this!


Info Sessions

Information sessions (Step 1):  These dates are now on the CPCC website. These sessions will run via WebEx on Mondays at 4:30.  CPCC will host these sessions every Monday.


To apply for the CPCC Career and College Promise (CCP) program at Ardrey Kell applicants must:

  • Be a junior or senior AK student who is on track for graduation (Note: Rising Juniors cannot take classes until the Fall Semester. 

  • Hold a minimum of a 2.8 unweighted GPA OR meet the benchmark scores in English, Reading, and Math to be eligible for the College Transfer Pathways.

  • Be able to provide own transportation to CPCC campus location. Parking at AK is not guaranteed.

  • Have a high school unweighted GPA of 2.8 or benchmark assessment scores in all areas of English, Reading, and Math, or have recommendation of principal/high school designee to enroll in a Career and Technical pathway*

Benchmark Placement Test Scores (PDF)

Schedule Placement Testing

*Be aware that AK can use discretion on the program requirements.  


A student may place directly into MAT 271 if the student has met at least one of the following criteria within the past five years:

  • An unweighted high school GPA of at least 3.5 and at least a C grade in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study Pre-Calculus course or an equivalent course from another state

  • a score of 2 or higher on the AP Calculus AB Exam

  • a grade of C or higher in an AP Calculus course and an unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • a score of 46 or higher on the trigonometry section of the ACT Compass Math Placement Test

  • a score of 580 or higher on the old (prior to March 2016) SAT Math and a grade of C or higher in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study Pre-Calculus course or an equivalent course from another state

  • a score of 600 or higher on the new (March 2016 and beyond) SAT Math and a grade of C or higher in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study Pre-Calculus course or an equivalent course from another state

  • a score of 24 or higher on the ACT Math and a grade of C or higher in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study Pre-Calculus course or an equivalent course from another state

  • a score of 560 or higher on the SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2


  • This cohort is for rising Juniors who wish to complete their American History requirement through CPCC. These classes will be taken online.

  • Important: You must complete two CPCC courses to get the required High school graduation credit.

  • Courses HIS-131 and HIS-132 must be completed through CPCC during the Fall and Spring Semesters.

  • Must be in the College Transfer Arts Pathways.

  • Please check the box on the AK application if you are interested. (Step #5)


Foreign Language

Students must take a placement test to see which level they will place into. Please visit link below and reach out to the foreign language chair to set up a placement test.

Other Information




CPCC TRANSCRIPTS- Click on link below to send transcripts to four year universities

AK Enrollment for 2024 will open on February 12th, 2024.

The Ardrey Kell Career & College Promise program application window for the 2024 school year will open 2/12/24.  Eligible students may apply through April 11th for the summer and May 9th for the Fall semester. All students will automatically be enrolled for the Spring and Summer 2025 sessions. There will be another chance to enroll for the Spring semester in the Fall. It is highly recommended that students complete the application process by the Priority Registration deadlines listed below, in order to secure preferred classes, times, and locations.


CCP 2024-25 Enrollment Dates


AK students new to Dual Enrollment must complete steps 1-6  by March 20th for Summer and Fall priority registration which will begin on April 15th for Summer and May 6th for Fall. There will be another opportunity to enroll for Spring and Summer 2025 at a later date.


The final deadline to enroll into the Dual Enrollment program is April 11th for Summer and May 9th for Fall. Once enrolled, students can register for classes up until they start depending on availability.


Summer and Fall Processing Charts

Students must have all steps completed by submission date to be eligible to register. Submission Dates on the left determine when you register. 













CPCC Course Start and End Dates

Summer Full Term- 5/20/24-7/16/24

Summer First Four Week Session- 5/20/24-6/14/24

Summer Second Four Week Session- 6/17/24-7/16/24

Fall Full Term- 8/12/24-12/10/24

Fall First Eight Week Session- 8/12/24-10/4/24

Fall Second Eight Week Session- 10/14/24-12/10/24


Returning Dual Enrollment students need to complete Step 3 every semester! Returning students should complete step 5 once a school year and if they would like a pathway change for the upcoming semester. 

1. Attend a CCP Information Session (Recommended, Not Mandatory)

Before you begin the process of enrolling in the Career and College Promise program, it is crucial that you learn all of the details of the program. The best way to get a comprehensive look at Career and College Promise is attending an info session. It is not required, however suggested. Parents and students are encouraged to attend!

2. Complete CCP Application on (New CPCC Students)

A special Career and College Promise application is required for all career and college promise students. Please click on the blue button for instructions on how to apply using  Once we have processed your application, you will receive an admissions letter by email from this email address: This letter will include your student ID number. You will need your student ID number when creating your Central Piedmont login. If you do not receive an email with your student ID within three business days of submitting your Career and College Promise application, please check your junk or spam email folder. If it is not there, please email inquiring about the status of your application.

3. Request High School Transcripts (CMS Students and Students at Schools that Use CFNC)

Participation in Career and College requires a copy of most recent high school transcripts are on file. A CFNC username/password will need to be created:

  • go to

  • hover on Apply

  • click To College

  • click Application Hub> Request a Transcript

  • complete the fields accurately and choose Central Piedmont Community College as the recipient


4. Create Your Central Piedmont Login and Activate Your Email (All Students)

Once you get the email with your ID number (step 2), claim and activate your student login account. (If you have trouble activating your account, contact the ITS Help Desk or a student success navigator.) Your Central Piedmont login is also your Central Piedmont email.

Duo Mobile Instructions- Click Here

Help Desk Phone Number- (704) 330-5000

At least an hour after creating your Central Piedmont login, you'll be able to use your login to access your student email account, personal information, and academic records; register for classes; view and pay your bills; and log on to Central Piedmont computers.

Once you have access, it's very important that you go into the account management portal and add a secondary email to help you access your account if you ever forget your password. You can then reset your password anytime using the "Forgot Password?" option in the account management portal.

Your Central Piedmont email is the college's official means of communicating with you. Check your Central Piedmont student email every day to make sure you don't miss important messages from us, your instructors, advisors, the Cashier's office, campus alerts, and more.

5. Complete AK Application and Contract (New-Complete Once a Year)

Ardrey Kell students must complete the AK Application to determine your eligibility for participation in Career and College Promise. This counts as your meeting with Mr. Webb and he will notify Central Piedmont of your eligibility after the Ardrey Kell application is complete. AK students must complete the AK Application prior to enrolling in Career and College Promise for any subsequent school year. Students can fill out this form prior to every semester if they would like to change their pathway.  

6. Complete Checkpoint (New CPCC Students) New Process 3/25/2024

Dual enrollment students are required to complete a mandatory orientation, called Checkpoint. Once complete, please take the Checkpoint quiz so we have record that you have completed this step. You are responsible for this information. CPCC is now using Brightpace for the presentation. Students must have completed their login verification before they can access Brightspace. You only need to complete this and the accompanying quiz once during your time as a Career & College Promise dual enrollment student.


  • You will access the course in Brightspace

  • Click Enroll in Course

  • Select Unit 1: Getting Started to begin the course

  • Review all the units in the course 

  • Pass the CCP Checkpoint quiz in Unit 9

Please allow two business days for scores to be entered in our database. You will not be able to register for classes your first semester until your passing quiz results are entered into our database.  


7. Take Central Piedmont Placement Tests (If Necessary)

If you do not have a 2.8 GPA and you do not meet the minimum qualifications on a test you have already taken, you will need the Central Piedmont Placement test. Students can take the test by appointment only on any of our six campuses at no charge. Students are encouraged to review the practice test on the website to study and prepare for the test.

8. Check CPCC Email and Student Information Page

 Students should check their Central Piedmont student email for status updates.

9. Complete Tutorial for Online Classes (Now Optional)

10. Register for Classes (All Students)

Once your CDC/counselor has officially submitted your eligibility and pathway, it will be processed by Central Piedmont. Please allow 5 to 7 business days from the date of submission for processing during open enrollment times. Once processed, you will receive an email to your Central Piedmont student email account indicating when you are ready to register for classes, after which you may register for classes online using Student Planning in MyCollege. You may only register for courses from your approved pathway; otherwise, you will be considered out of pathway and will be dropped from the course(s).

11. Check and Pay College Fees (All Students)

Even though the program is tuition-free for the fall, spring, and summer semesters, there are still fees to be paid. CMS students will be responsible for student fees during the summer semesters. Student fees must be paid before the first day of the semester to prevent being dropped from the elected courses. Check your balance and pay your bill through your MyCollege account. For questions about the fee structure, please contact the Sponsored Programs office at 704.330.4262.

Link for possible fees-


12. Pick Up Your Student ID (All Students)

Your Central Piedmont student ID serves as your library card and may be used in the community for a variety of discounts. Even if you are only taking online classes, you need a student ID. You will need to bring a photo ID in order to obtain a student ID card.

13. Pick Up Your Parking Permit (All Students)


14. Get Books and Supplies (All Students)

15. Send CPCC Transcripts to Colleges

Students are responsible for sending their transcripts to colleges they are applying to.

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AK Course Rules












Course Selection

  • You must select a specific academic pathway under which you will pursue classes.

  • You can only select CPCC classes from the approved list of Career and College Promise Courses that can be found at:

  • There is no guarantee you will get the course(s) you want at the campus you want.  

  • Graduation requirements must be taken at AKHS. The American History Cohort is the only exception.


  • Attendance at every CPCC class is required

  • Must Complete the Enrollment Verification Activity in first few days of the course. Failure to do this will remove you from the course and you will receive an F.

  • You must follow CPCC’s academic calendar in addition to the CMS academic calendar

  • CPCC courses generally begin 1-2 weeks in advance of CMS classes.

  • CPCC classes may meet during CMS holidays, fall and spring break, and teacher workdays; students are expected to attend all classes sessions. 

  • Seniors who do not take any classes their second semester at AK must take at least two courses at CPCC to meet minimum requirements by the state and district.


  • Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from CPCC.  

  • Dual enrollment students will not be given special consideration for an Ardrey Kell parking space and may need to carpool with a classmate 

  • Students may not remain on the Ardrey Kell campus during their CCP Block(s)  

​Grades and Credit

  • Career and College Promise courses taken within an approved College Transfer or Career Technical Pathway may be used to satisfy certain high school graduation requirements (American History) approved by the State Board of Education, Career and Technical Education requirements and/or elective high school graduation requirements.

  • Students will fail an online course if they do not complete any work or login for seven straight days.

  • A student who successfully completes a course through the Career and College Promise Program will receive one unit of high school credit for a course that is three (3) or more semester hours.

  • Grades will be sent by CPCC to the student's high school. The high school registrar will record the grades on the student's high school transcript. CPCC will create a college transcript and record the grades on the student's college transcript.

  • As set forth in State Board of Education Policy, identified college courses taken through the Career and College Promise program receive one additional quality point in the Grade Point Average calculation.  This list includes courses that have been reviewed and approved for transfer by the Transfer Advisory Committee (TAC). To access the course list: CLICK HERE

  • It is the students responsibility to check with Private and out of state Universities on whether CPCC courses will transfer.

  • The following conversion scale will be used for all dual enrollment courses:




















  • Tuition is waived for CMS students who participate in the Career & College Promise program

  • Due to budgetary constraints, students may be responsible for the cost of textbooks

  • When available, students may receive a $50.00 Barnes & Noble credit to help cover the cost of textbooks

  • The student will be responsible for any additional costs of enrollment during the Summer semester (e.g. student fees, insurance, etc.)​​​​​

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