Morgan Palmer set to finish College Transfer Pathway

Piedmont Community Charter School-CFA student, Morgan Palmer, will complete a 31 hour College Transfer Pathway (CTP) through Career and College Promise (CCP) by graduation.  The CTP plan she chose leads to an Associate in Arts Degree at Gaston College.  By the end of the school year, she will have completed the equivalent to a year of college credits.  These credits will transfer to any NC college or university.

CCP coordinators, Kimberly Wyont and Amy Weisgerber, say, “We can’t think of any other student from Gaston County who has completed a CCP College Transfer Pathway as a high school student. We are so proud of Morgan!  She will be provided with a certificate from Gaston College signed by the President.”

Career and College Promise provides seamless dual enrollment educational opportunities tuition free for eligible North Carolina high school students, allowing them to accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry-level job skills.

Does graduating with a year of college credits sound impossible?  Morgan did it by using all of her electives each semester towards Career and College Promise classes.  Additionally she took some classes this past summer to be able to complete the pathway.  The summer classes that were taken online at home through the CCP program, are tuition-free, just like the classes she takes during the school year.  UNC Charlotte’s cost for a year of tuition is $7,142.  The average total cost of attendance for students staying on campus is over $20,000.

Piedmont’s high school counselor lets qualified students know about options in the CCP program. Morgan’s mom met with her daughter and the school counselor to choose a pathway. Registration for next semester’s CCP program is ongoing for qualified juniors and seniors. If you have questions, email  Click here for more information.