Career and College Promise (CCP)

Career and College Promise was formerly three programs known as Cooperative High School, The College Experience Program, and Concurrent Enrollment.

Success in today’s global economy may require a two-or four-year degree, a certificate or diploma. Through Career and College Promise (CCP), qualified students of high school age in North Carolina have the opportunity to pursue these options, tuition free, while they are in high school, allowing them to get a jump-start on their workplace and college preparation.

To be eligible, high school students must meet with their career development coordinator or guidance counselor to determine if they are college-ready. Students must complete a college application to be admitted into a Career and College Promise pathway and must meet all prerequisites for the courses they choose.

For more information, visit the Career and College Promise website at

Career and College Promise provides the following educational or career training pathways for students while they are still in high school:

Cooperative Innovative High School Programs are located on college campuses or approved locations in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. They enroll 100 or fewer students per grade level and provide opportunities for students to complete an associate degree program or earn up to two years of college credit within five years. Eligibility requirements for Cooperative Innovative High School Programs are established by the local board of education and local boards of trustees.

Specific criteria and eligibility requirements can be found in Part II (Operataing Procedures) of the Procedures Reference Manual for Career and College Promise on the North Carolina Community Colleges website at

College Credit Transfer Pathways provide tuition-free courses that transfer seamlessly to any public or participating private college or university, saving successful students time and money in pursuing four-year degrees.

Career Technical Pathways lead to a certificate or diploma aligned with a high school career cluster.