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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 through 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. 

Career & College Promise affords AK students the option to pursue dual enrollment classes at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) and choose from the following pathways:

  • College Transfer - 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.

  • Career & Technical Education - Allows students to begin a certification or diploma program in a particular technical field or career area.


Career & College Promise offers North Carolina high students options to pursue educational and career goals of their choice using a rigorous yet supportive structure designed to help them become successful.


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

  • Be a junior or senior and on track for graduation

  • Hold a minimum 3.0 weighted GPA 

  • Be able to provide own transportation to CPCC campus location

  • Demonstrate college readiness by achieving the required scores on a single test or by combining test scores in the areas of English, Reading and Mathematics from any of the approved assessments below:










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

APPLICATION PROCESS (Summer & Fall 2017 Semesters)

The Ardrey Kell Career & College Promise program application window is now open.  Eligible students may apply through Friday, May 19, 2017.  It is recommended that students complete the application process by the Priority Registration deadlines listed below, in order to secure preferred classes, times, and location.

SUMMER SEMESTER 2017 (May 22 - July 18, 2017)

Application Deadline for Priority Registration:  Friday, March 31, 2017

FALL SEMESTER 2017 (August 16 - December 12, 2017)

Application Deadline for Priority Registration:  Friday, April 21, 2017

Step 1: Attend an information session at CPCC.  This is a new requirement from CPCC and must be taken in order for the college to recognize your application. It is a good way to take a comprehensive look at CCP and whether it is the right fit for you.  Information Sessions are held every Monday at 4:30pm beginning January 23rd through May 1st.  Sessions are located in in Central High 331 (see map below). Parking is behind the Central High Building off Kings Drive. Parents are encouraged to attend!














Step 2:  Complete the CPCC online application.  Complete the CCP online application using the following link:  Once your application has been processed you will receive an admissions letter by email from   This letter will include your Student ID Number (You will need that number when creating your CPCC login).  If you do not receive an email with your Student ID within 3 business days of submission, please check your junk or spam email folder.  If it is not there, contact:

Step 3: Create your CPCC LoginAfter you complete the Online CCP Application you will receive your CPCC ID # within 24 hours via the email that you used to register.  Note: Your CPCC ID # must be included on your application that is turned into Mr. Knoblich.  


Step 4: Activate your CPCC E-mail AddressCPCC provides an official student email account to every student. Your CPCC Login is also your CPCC Email. This CPCC email is the college's official means of communicating with students, the Cashiering Office, instructors, advisors, and for campus alerts. You shoulc check your CPCC student email every day.

Step 5: Complete the Ardrey Kell CCP Application.  You can access the form at the link to the left. Proof of your eligible test scores must be submitted with your Student/Parent Contract. You may use a combination of scores to meet eligibility requirements. Test scores can be found in your Naviance Account.  Look under the “About Me” tab and you will see the 'Test Scores' heading.  You can print this off and highlight the scores that qualify you.  If you are not eligible based on your scores you will need to take the CPCC Placement Test. (This can be done at a later date.)

Step 6: Complete and submit your CCP Student & Parent Contract to Mr. Knoblich (Deadline is Friday, May 19, 2017). Your application will not be processed and you will not be able to register for classes until your test scores and CCP Student & Parent Contract have been submitted to Mr. Knoblich.



Important Note:  Registration for CPCC’s Career and College Promise Program is a process with specific and necessary steps.  Failure to complete any of the steps below will result in exclusion from the Career & College Promise Program.  You are applying to college through this process and will be held accountable for all necessary steps.  Read the following information carefully.  

Course Selection


  • Attendance at CPCC classes is required

  • You must follow CPCC’s academic calendar in addition to the CMS academic calendar.  You will start school in the spring at least one week prior to the second semester of CMS.. You might also be attending CPCC classes during CMS holidays, fall and spring break, and teacher workdays  

  • Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from CPCC.  AK Students will not be given special consideration for an AK Parking Spot because you are in the CPCC Program  

  • Students may not stay on the Ardrey Kell Campus during their CCP Block(s)  


  • The grade(s) you receive from courses taken while enrolled in the CCP Program will count twice (once as a college credit and once as a high school credit)

Fees and Expenses

  • CPCC tuition is waived for CMS CCP students

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

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

  • The student will be responsible for and additional costs of enrollment (e.g. student fees, insurance, etc.)​​​​​

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