Career and College Promise
Gaston College has partnered with Lincoln County Schools to provide tuition free college and vocational coursework for juniors and seniors. Students may take courses online from school or home. Some courses are taught face to face at the Lincoln County School of Technology or on the Dallas or Lincolnton Campus of Gaston College. See Mrs. Darling for more information.
If seniors have completed 15 CCP credits OR one pathway, plus have a 3.25 unweighted high school GPA and 2.0 college GPA, then they will receive a full-scholarship to Gaston to complete their AA or AS degree(tuition only). This is a wonderful opportunity! Try to start these credits as an 11th grader to make this requirement attainable. Click here for more details about the Gaston Promise scholarship.
CCP presentation created by Gaston College (this is a great resource with information on the CCP program)
http://www.gaston.edu/career-college-promise/ (Gaston's CCP website)
The links below are for students looking to add leadership and academic opportunities to the high school experience. See Guidance for more information.
Governor's School is a five and a half week residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students. Students must meet miniumum testing requirements (92nd percentile or higher on an EOC, PSAT, Pre-ACT, SAT, or ACT) and complete a rigorous application process (application, two essays, two teacher letters of recommendation) to be considered. Students apply in the fall semester and are informed of their admission in March. The link below includes all necessary information about this program.North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics- NCSSM has a variety of options for students. There is a residential program where students apply in 10th grade and attend NCSSM in Durham or Morganton (opening in 2021) for 11th and 12th grades. NCSSM also has online options where students may take elective courses. The link below provides more details about NCSSM.
Counselors meet with all AIG students individually three times each school year to assist with developing academic and college plans. 11th grade AIG students are met with in small groups in the spring semester to discuss the college application process which will begin in the fall of the senior year. AIG seniors, sophomores, and freshman are met with in large group settings and engage in activities with a counselor relating to academic and college planning as well. The enrichment opportunities above would be appropriate for AIG students to pursue.