Welcome to High School Connections
SAVE THE DATE!
The annual High School Connections Orientation session will be held on the evening of Thursday, August 13th, 2015. Students and their parents will be invited to visit the campus in preparation for the 2015-2016 school year. HSC staff will be on hand to give out important information and students will be given the opportunity to pick up their student ID, parking pass, textbooks, etc. Faculty members will also present information on the specific classes/programs offered through High School Connections.
Stay tuned for more details!
Information Regarding Graduation 2015
Students planning to attend FTCC after graduation do not need to re-apply to the college; they do, however, need to submit a request to change their program to a regular (i.e., non-HSC) program of study. This request can be made online here. Filling out and submitting this form will "unhook" students from the High School Connections program and attached them to the correct full-time program for Fall 2015.
For students who completed a High School Connections Career and Technical Education pathway this past spring, please remember that we need a final, official copy of your high school transcript before we can officially graduate you from FTCC. Once we receive your final high school transcript, showing your official graduation date, we will process you as a summer college graduate. Your CTE certificate will be mailed to your home address by the end of the summer. For students who were high school juniors this past year, you will be considered a summer 2016 graduate and we will still need a final copy of your high school transcript at this time next year. If you have questions regarding our graduation process, please call us at 678-8542.
Fall 2015 Registration Information
FTCC's fall 2015 session will start on August 17th for concurrent classes, and on August 25th for High School Connections classes. The last day of the fall semester will be December 12th for all classes. Registration is now open. Local public and private high school students should meet with their high school's counselor to fill out an enrollment packet for 2015-2016 (both new and returning students must submit a new, complete enrollment packet each academic year). Local home school students should make an appointment with the HSC staff after March 23rd to register for fall classes. Please call 678-8542 or 678-8583, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, to set up your appointment.
The Fall 2015 High School Connections list of classes can be viewed by clicking "pathways and class schedule" to the left. HSC classes are denoted with a section number of 5H01, 5H02, etc. and follow the CCS calendar in terms of holidays and start date. These sections are limited to high school students ONLY and are generally offered in place of a student's afternoon high school classes.
Students Needing Testing/Retesting @ FTCC
Students who need to come to FTCC for testing and/or retesting are strongly encouraged
to make an appointment. Although walk-ins will be served as space allows, we recommend
that students play it safe and make an appointment ahead of time. Appointments can
be made Monday through Thursday for either 8:00am or 12:30pm, and on Fridays at 8:00am
only. A FREE online study resource can be found here.
Students wishing to make an appointment should contact the High School Connections
office to do so. Contact via email is recommended (email@example.com) but may
also be made by phone (678-8542 or 678-8583). In your message, please leave your full
name, high school, which portion of the test(s) you need to take, and the date and
time of your requested appointment. We will get you scheduled as soon as we have all
We currently are experiencing an extremely high volume of calls regarding testing, so please give us at least 48 hours notice for your requested appointment.
High School Connections Overview
Career and College Promise provides seamless dual enrollment educational opportunities for eligible North Carolina high school students in order to accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry-level job skills. There are two ways an eligible high school student can enroll:
College Transfer Pathway
The College Transfer Pathways (CTP) are designed for high school juniors and seniors who wish to take classes for their bachelor’s degree. CTP classes will transfer seamlessly to any public or participating private college or university.
Career and Technical Education
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathways are programs of study that provide high school students with the opportunity to earn a certificate in a particular career or technical field.