North Wake College and Career Academy (NWCCA) is an innovative early college high school. The school is a partnership between Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) and Wake Tech Community College (WTCC). Our rigorous and innovative educational approach utilizes Project Based Learning (PBL). PBL is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex real-world question, problem, or challenge.
Students complete their high school diploma taking honors and AP level courses and earn business education credentials through WCPSS Career and Technical Education (CTE). Students also earn a Wake Tech Community College certificate in one of five program areas (Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Emergency Medical Science, Hospitality Management and IT-Tech Support) and are eligible to enroll in additional college level courses through WTCC to earn free, transferable college credits while still in high school.
To greater enhance students’ learning experience, NWCCA has established a comprehensive career development program that focuses on college and career readiness. Businesses and industry experts power this program by providing employability skills training, career exploration activities, job shadowing experiences, summer internships and employment opportunities.