John Paul II Catholic High School (JPII) is proud to announce a dual enrollment partnership with Pitt Community College (PCC) that allows students to receive credits toward college without leaving the JPII campus. JPII students can begin to take advantage of the partnership in August 2020.
The partnership is made possible by the Career & College Promise (CCP), North Carolina’s dual enrollment program for high school students. This program allows eligible NC high school students to enroll in college classes at North Carolina community colleges and universities through their high school. Students who successfully complete college courses earn college credit they can take with them after graduation.
CCP helps reduce the cost of a college degree, career certification, or diploma, making post-secondary education a viable option for students who may believe that the cost puts college out of reach for them. While tuition and fees for a three-credit-hour course at PCC typically cost $286, classes taken by JPII students through the CCP program are $48.20 fee per class plus the cost of any textbooks or other materials required for the class.
Classes at JPII will be taught either face-to-face at JPII Mondays-Thursdays with a workday on Friday or asynchronously online. For the 2020-2021 school year, juniors and seniors will have the option to enroll in graphic design, psychology, sociology, and video game design. Partnership courses will continue to be added moving forward including American History which would fulfill the graduation requirement for U.S. History. Should a student take all four classes offered next school year, they would receive credit at JPII as well as 12 transferable college credits through PCC.
In addition to dual enrollment, we will continue to offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses to help students earn college credit. The 2020-2021 schedule includes AP Calculus, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government & Politics, and AP U.S. History.
While our campus is currently closed, our learning has continued through the pandemic. If you are interested in learning more about what JPII has to offer, please contact our Director of Admissions Doug Smith at 252-481-5317 or visit our Virtual Admissions Center.