Career & College Promise
The purpose of Career and College Promise is to offer structured opportunities for qualified high school juniors and seniors to enroll in community college courses that provide pathways that lead to a certificate, diploma, or degree as well as provide entry-level jobs skills. Academic credits earned through Career and College Promise shall enable students who continue into postsecondary education after graduating from high school to complete a postsecondary credential in less time than would normally be required. Beginning spring semester 2012, Sandhills Community College offers three pathways: Career and Technical Education, College Transfer, and Cooperative Innovative High Schools Program.
Career Technical Education Pathway
The Career Technical Education Pathway leads to a certificate or diploma aligned with one or more high school Tech Prep Career Clusters.
College Transfer Pathway
The College Transfer Pathway leads to a college transfer certificate requiring the successful completion of 32 – 35 semester hours of transfer courses, including English and mathematics, for qualified junior and senior high school students.
Cooperative Innovative High Schools Pathway
SandHoke Early College High School (SECHS) represents a partnership between the Hoke County School System and Sandhills Community College to implement a Cooperative Innovative High Schools program. SECHS is designed to introduce students to the college setting in their sophomore year of high school by taking Sandhills Community College courses along with honors level high school courses. The school offers a five-year program through which students have the opportunity to earn both their high school diploma and an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree by successfully completing two years of transferable college credit.