Which is right for me?
Your choice of courses during your Junior and Senior years largely depends on your post high school plans. The goal in high school is to learn as much as possible to be prepared for the next stage in your life. While choosing one program over another may not dramatically impact your future, cultivating a strong academic record will.
The NC Career & College Promise program has two available pathways:
- The CCP Career and Technical Education Pathway is designed for students who want to work toward the completion of a credential before graduating from high school.
- The CCP College Transfer Pathway is designed for students who wish to begin earning college credit towards a University Transfer degree program (Associate in Arts, Associate in Engineering, Associate in Science or Associate in Fine Arts). These are intended to be for eventual transfer to a four-year college or university.
Both Advanced Placement and IB courses are useful for improving your study skills. Since these classes culminate in a cumulative test at the end of each course, you are not able to just go from unit to unit as you may be able to do in other high school classes. Rather, you need to ensure you're retaining information the whole year. In addition both courses will earn credits at UNC Member schools for students earning a minimum qualifying score on the exam.
This page summarizes information available on the websites for the College Board (http://apstudents.collegeboard.org), the International Baccalaureate Organization (http://ibo.org) and Wake Technical Community College (http://waketech.edu).