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Middle & High School Programs

Did you know that you can start taking college classes and receiving college credit before you even leave high school? You can both graduate high school and receive a two-year associate degree. Learn more about how to make this happen!

Career and College Promise Initiative
Success in today’s global economy may require a two or four‐year degree, a diploma or certificate.  Through Career & College Promise (CCP) qualified high school age students in North Carolina have the  opportunity to pursue these options, tuition free, while they are in high school, allowing them to get a  jumpstart on their workplace and college preparation.    CCP provides three pathways to help advance eligible students’ post‐high school success:  
College Transfer:  College transfer pathways provide up to 34 hours of tuition‐free course credits  toward the Core RR, an agreed‐upon 44 hours of college credit that will transfer seamlessly to  any public or participating private college or university in North Carolina, saving successful  students time and money in pursuing four‐year degrees.
Career Technical Education (CTE):  Career and Technical Education pathways allow eligible  students to earn tuition‐free course credits at JSCC toward a job certificate or diploma in a  technical career field.  
Cooperative Innovative High Schools:  Students attending an approved Cooperative Innovative  High School such as Duplin Early College High School can begin tuition‐free college credits as a  high school student.
Contact:    Krisha Parker, Early   910‐296‐1968  mgamble@jamessprunt.edu    For additional information visit: http://www.careercollegenc.org
College Tech Prep
The goal of College Tech Prep (CTP) is to prepare students to enter the high wage, highly technical, and rapidly changing career fields available in the present and future workplace. College Tech Prep is a seamless educational program that begins in the 9th grade, continues through high school, into the community college and ends with a student obtaining a 2-year Associate Degree, 2-year Certificate, or completion of a 2-year registered apprenticeship.

An important aspect of CTP is articulation. Articulation is a systematic, seamless student transition process from secondary to postsecondary education that maximizes use of resources and minimizes duplication. The North Carolina Community College Articulation Agreement identifies the high school courses in North Carolina that students can receive articulated credit for at any member institution of the North Carolina Community College System as well as the criteria for receiving credit.
The agreement can be viewed at www.ctpnc.org.
James Sprunt Community College and Duplin County Schools have a local articulation agreement that identifies additional courses for which graduates of any public high school in Duplin County can receive articulated credit at James Sprunt Community College and the conditions for receiving that credit. Information on local articulated credit can be obtained from any Duplin County high school guidance counselor or the registrar at James Sprunt Community College.
Educational Talent Search

The Educational Talent Search program serves students in grades six through twelve who are from either first generation or low income families. The primary purpose of the Educational Talent Search program is to prepare students for successful entry into any level of post secondary education. Our goal is to improve academic performance, facilitate smooth transitions from one level of education to the next and increase student motivation and college awareness.
Educational Talent Search Brochure

A Note from the Director

As I look back on the past years, the Educational Talent Search Program is filled with appreciation of what we’ve accomplished. With continued support and support from the Duplin County School System, we will continue to help participants in completing secondary education, enrolling in post secondary education, and reaching our other goals and objectives as outlined.
We always plan exciting trips and college tours for our participants. All participants are encouraged to participate in all activities that are offered. Some services and activities are geared directly to our high school participants. However, there will be programs and activities for all ETS participants throughout the year. I ask all participants to stay in touch with their Outreach Advisors. Mrs. Felita Carr and Ms. Candice Faison will be located at any of the seven schools (Beulaville, E.E. Smith, Charity, Warsaw, James Kenan, East Duplin, or Wallace-Rose Hill). At other times they can be located at James Sprunt Community College in Kenansville. We ask that any parent or student who may need additional information to contact me or any staff member.
Roszena Devione-Bivens, ETS Director
Upward Bound
Upward Bound is a federally funded program that provides eligible students with academic support services and activities that will enhance their academic skills, thereby ensuring that these students will complete high school and enroll in and complete programs of post-secondary education.

The Upward Bound Program at James Sprunt Community College has a director, coordinator, two pre-college advisers, part-time instructors and tutors, and an administrative assistant who provide an array of academic, educational and career support.

  • Academic instruction in Math through pre-calculus, English, Spanish, Science and Science Lab.
  • Academic advice and assistance in secondary school course selection.
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance examinations.
  • Guidance in secondary school reentry and entry to programs of post-secondary education.
  • Exposure to careers in which disadvantaged individuals are particularly underrepresented.
  • Personal, academic, educational, financial, social and career counseling.
  • Tutorial services in Math, Science, English, Spanish and other high school courses.
  • Exposure to college campuses as well as cultural events, academic programs, and other sites or activities not usually available to low-income youth.
  • Orientation workshops for the parents of current students.
  • Supplementary academic skills workshops such as study skills and test taking skills.
  • Mentoring programs involving the college faculty, staff and students.

Eligible Students

Students who are enrolled in one of the four area high schools. At the time of initial selection, the student must be in either the 9th or 10th grade. Each participant must have a need for academic support in order to pursue successfully a program of education beyond secondary school. All participants must be either low-income or potential first generation college students.

Eligibility Requirements

Our Location

James Sprunt Community College in the Strickland Student Center. Get more information by downloading a PDF in English or Spanish .