Eligibility for Career & College Promise Pathways

11th- and 12th-grade pathway eligibility

Career and Technical Education pathway eligibility

A high school junior or senior who meets one of the following:

  • Has an unweighted, cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher on high school courses
  • Demonstrates college readiness  in English, reading and mathematics on an assessment (see table below)
  • Has the recommendation of the high school principal or designee and a memo detailing his or her rationale in place of the GPA requirement

NOTE: All students must meet course prerequisites before registration. 

College Transfer pathway eligibility

A high school junior or senior who meets one of the following:

  • Has an unweighted, cumulative GPA of 2.8 on high school courses
  • Demonstrates college readiness in English, reading and mathematics on an assessment (see table below)

NOTE: All students must meet course prerequisites before registration. 

Maintaining eligibility

To remain in the CCP program, a student must meet the following requirements: 

  • Continues to progress toward high school graduation
  • Maintains a GPA of 2.0 in college coursework after completing two courses

CCP eligibility benchmarks* on approved diagnostic assessment tests

Test PSAT 10 and PSAT/NMSQT SAT Pre-ACT and ACT NC DAP Wake Tech placement test Advanced Placement (AP) International Baccalaureate (IB) Cambridge International Examinations
English 26 or composite score of 460 on Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 480 composite score on Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 18 151 or higher composite score 70 or higher on Tier 1 and Tier 2 3 or higher on English Language and Composition 4 or higher on IB English A (standard or higher level)

C or higher on AS Level English Language

C or higher on A Level English Language

Reading 26 or composite score of 460 on Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 480 composite score on Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 22 151 or higher composite score 70 or higher on Tier 1 and Tier 2 3 or higher on English Literature and Composition 4 or higher on IB English A (standard or higher level) C or higher on AS Level Language and Literature in English
Mathematics 24.5 or 510 530 22 7 on each assessment for DMA 010 thru 060 70 or higher on Tier 1 and Tier 2 and Tier 3 3 or higher on Calculus AB

3 or higher on Calculus BC
4 or higher on IB Advanced Mathematics (higher level)

4 or higher on IB Mathematical Studies (standard level)

C or higher on AS Level Math

C or higher on A Level Math

C or higher on A Level Mathematics - Further

*Students must demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics on an approved test or tests. Eligibility may be demonstrated by achieving the required scores on a single test or by combining test scores from any of the approved assessments. For example, a student may combine a 22 on ACT math with 480 on SAT composite score for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing to demonstrate college readiness.


9th- and 10th-grade pathway eligibility

Career and Technical Education pathway eligibility

A high school freshman or sophomore who meets the following requirements:

  • Has the recommendation of the school principal or designee, along with a memo detailing his or her rationale for recommendation
  • Demonstrates college readiness in English, reading and mathematics on an approved assessment (see table below) or has passed Math 1 with a grade of "C" or better, an end-of-course score of 3, 4 or 5 for Math I and an end-of-grade score of 3, 4 or 5 for eighth-grade ELA assessment

NOTE: Eligible ninth- and 10th-grade CTE students may enroll in pathways without Universal General Education Transfer Component courses in the following pathways:

Engineering Technologies (40xxx)

Construction Technology (35xxx)

Business Technologies (25xxx)

Information Technologies (25xxx)
-Business Analytics:

-Information Technology

Some CTE pathways require testing to be eligible for courses within the pathways. CCP staff will work closely with ninth- and 10th-grade students to determine eligibility. 

NOTE: All students must meet course prerequisites before registration.

College Transfer pathway eligibility

A high school freshman or sophomore who meets the following requirements:

  • Be identified as gifted by local AIG plan in English/reading and math or aptitude and achievement test scores for English, reading and math (92nd to 99th percentiles) in the Mental Measurements Yearbook, published by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements
  • Demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and math on an approved assessment (see table below)
  • Receive a recommendation verifying maturity to enroll from a high school principal or equivalent administrator via memo
  • Receive written consent of the student's parent or guardian via memo
  • Receive mandatory academic advising prior to course registration

Recommended local AIG plan documentation identifying placement in all areas (Local Plan: Wake County)

List of suggested/recommended aptitude and achievement tests:

  • Aptitude
    • Cognitive Abilities Test, Form 7 (CogAT) (Score report example)
    • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fifth Edition (WISC-V) (Score report example)
    • Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test, Second Edition
     
  • Achievement
    • Iowa Assessments, Form E (Score report example)
    • Woodcock-Johnson IV (Score report example)
    • California Achievement Tests, Fifth Edition
    • i-Ready K-12 Diagnostic and K-8 Instruction
    • Measures of Academic Progress
    • Stanford Achievement Test, 10th Edition 

For other acceptable aptitude and achievement tests, visit the Buros Center for Testing - Mental Measurements Yearbook

Any other aptitude and achievement tests submitted will be reviewed for eligibility. CCP staff will work closely with ninth- and 10th-grade students to determine eligibility. 

NOTE: All students must meet course prerequisites before registration.

Maintaining eligibility

To remain in the CCP program, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Continues to progress toward high school graduation
  • Maintains a GPA of 2.0 in college coursework after completing two courses

CCP eligibility benchmarks* on approved diagnostic assessment tests

Test PSAT 10 and PSAT/NMSQT SAT Pre-ACT and ACT NC DAP Wake Tech placement test Advanced Placement (AP) International Baccalaureate (IB) Cambridge International Examinations
English 26 or composite score of 460 on Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 480 composite score on Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 18 151 or higher composite score 70 or higher on Tier 1 and Tier 2 3 or higher on English Language and Composition 4 or higher on IB English A (standard or higher level) C or higher for AS Level English Language

C or higher on A Level English Language
Reading 26 or composite score of 460 on Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 480 composite score on Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 22 151 or higher composite score 70 or higher on Tier 1 and Tier 2 3 or higher on English Literature and Composition 4 or higher on IB English A (standard or higher level) C or higher on AS Level Language and Literature in English
Mathematics 24.5 or 510 530 22 7 on each assessment for DMA 010 thru 060 70 or higher on Tier 1 and Tier 2 and Tier 3 3 or higher on Calculus AB

3 or higher on Calculus BC
4 or higher on IB Advanced Mathematics (higher level)

4 or higher on IB Mathematical Studies (standard level)

C or higher on AS Level Math

C or higher on A Level Math

C or higher on A Level Mathematics - Further

*Students must demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics on an approved test or tests. Eligibility may be demonstrated by achieving the required scores on a single test or by combining test scores from any of the approved assessments. For example, a student may combine a 22 on ACT math with 480 on SAT composite score for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing to demonstrate college readiness.