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Ardrey Kell High School and Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) are excited to announce an outstanding academic opportunity available for rising juniors (Class of 2021) at Ardrey Kell called the American History Dual Enrollment Cohort


The American History Dual Enrollment Cohort will allow Ardrey Kell students to enroll in two college-level American History courses (American History I and American History II) at CPCC's Levine campus during their junior year.  These credits and grades will be recorded on both the students’ college and high school transcripts and will factor into the students’ cumulative grade-point averages, as well as their class rank.  Each course will fulfill one credit toward the North Carolina Graduation Requirements for the Social Studies content area.  Courses will also be awarded one additional quality point, making them equivalent in weighting to Advanced Placement courses.


In order to participate in the American History Dual Enrollment Cohort, students must apply for admissions to CPCC through the Career & College Promise (CCP) program.  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.  This program gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to "jump start" their post-secondary education by earning FREE college credit while still in high school.  

By leveraging CCP, the American History Dual Enrollment Cohort will increase student access to rigorous, college-level coursework.  Course sections have been specifically designed for Ardrey Kell students at CPCC’s Levine Campus to maximize accessibility and student support.  Additionally, the cohort model fosters an environment where shared learning can take place leading to stronger bonds between cohort members.


The 2019-20 Ardrey Kell cohort will consist of approximately 25 juniors who will commit to completing American History I during the fall 2019 semester and American History II during the spring 2020 semester. Classes are scheduled for 16 weeks in duration and will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  This schedule will ensure that students are still able to take full advantage of extracurricular programs and athletics at Ardrey Kell.  Students who apply for the cohort must commit to taking both courses during the 2019-2020 academic year.  Additionally, students will be responsible for providing their own transportation to and from CPCC’s Levine Campus (Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews, NC 28105).

Subsequent sections of this webpage detail eligibility requirements and the application process.


To apply for the American History Dual Enrollment Cohort at Ardrey Kell applicants must:

  • Be a rising junior (Class of 2021) on track for graduation

  • Fall 2019- Hold a minimum of a 2.8 GPA OR meet the benchmark scores in English, Reading, and Math to be eligible for the Transfer Pathways.

  • Be able to provide own transportation to and from CPCC-Levine campus location.


Benchmark Tests for Fall 2019

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

APPLICATION PROCESS (Fall 2019 - Spring 2020)

The Ardrey Kell Career & College Promise program application window is now open.  Eligible students may apply through Friday, April 26th.  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.

It is time for Summer and Fall 2019 Semester Registration!

  • Please be sure to follow the enrollment steps for your associated high school.

  • Submit completed information as a packet, not individually to ensure your information is processed according to the processing chart below.

  • Inquiries about Career and College Promise can be emailed at or see the Contact Tab for the CCP staff.


Summer/Fall 2019 CCP Processing Dates:

  • First Day of Open Enrollment for Summer/Fall 2019: April 29, 2019

  • First Day of Summer 2019: May 20, 2019

  • First Day of Fall 2019: August 15, 2019


Students submitted between February 18 through April 12

Will be able to register by April 29, 2019 (First day of enrollment available for all new and returning students)


Students submitted between April 13 through April 19

Will be able to register by May 6, 2019


Students submitted between April 20 through April 26

Will be able to register by May 13, 2019


.Student fees for the Summer semester are due for all CCP students no later than May 17, 2019 to prevent courses from an automatic course drop.​

Step 1: Attend an information session at CPCC.  This is a CPCC requirement and must be met in order for the college to recognize your application. It is an effective way to take a look at Career & College Promise and whether it is the right fit for you.  Information Sessions are held on these upcoming Mondays at 4:30pm.  Sessions are located in in Central High Building, Room 305. Parking is behind the Central High Building off Kings Drive. Parents are encouraged to attend!


2019 Dates:

January 28, 2019
February 4, 2019
February 11, 2019
February 18, 2019
February 25, 2019
March 4, 2019
March 11, 2019
March 18, 2019

















  • 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.

  • Please go to:> Apply > To College> Application Hub> Request a Transcript

  • Please complete the fields accurately and choose Central Piedmont Community College as the receiver.


Step 3:  Complete the CPCC online application.  

  • Complete the CPCC online application by CLICKING HERE. Once your application has been processed you will receive notification by email from   This notification 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 the Career & College Promise Liaison, Mrs. Kimber Morton by e-mail at:

Step 4: Create your CPCC Login

  • After you complete the Online CPCC Application you will receive your CPCC ID # within 24 hours via the email that you used to register.  You will include your CPCC ID #  on your Ardrey Kell Career & College Promise application in Step 5 and Step 6.  

Step 5: Activate your CPCC E-mail Address

  • CPCC 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 should check your CPCC student email every day.

Step 6: Complete the Ardrey Kell Application.  

  • You can access the form at the link to the left. Note: To access the application you must be logged in to your CMS-issued Google account.

Step 7: Complete and submit your Student & Parent Contract  and valid test scores to Mr. Webb.

  • 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. Webb. 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. To schedule a placement test, please CLICK HERE



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. Students will be held accountable for all steps. .  

Course Selection


  • Attendance at every CPCC class is required

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


  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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 and additional costs of enrollment (e.g. student fees, insurance, etc.)​​​​​