• Realizing that not all students share the same interests and career goals or learn in the same fashion, our schools developed programs to meet the diverse needs of our students. Some of these academic programs are not available at all Onslow County high schools. In order to make as many opportunities available to our students as possible, two different types of enrollment processes exist to help students find the courses they are seeking, while allowing them to participate at their home school if possible or at another school if necessary.

     

    Cross Enrollment

    When a student finds an interest in coursework that is not available at their home school but may be offered at a nearby school, they may choose to participate in CROSS ENROLLMENT with that school. That means they would remain a member of the student body at their current school, while taking the desired class at the other campus. They would travel to the other school for that class period and then return to their home school for the remainder of the day, if applicable. In some cases, students may finish their school day at the other school and would begin their day the following day at their home school. In this fashion, students could have the experience of the course they desired while still remaining a member of their home school. The acceptance at the other school rests entirely with the principal of that school, the availability of room in the course, and finally the timing of the scheduling between the two schools. Any students interested in taking a course through Cross Enrollment need to contact their current principal.

    • Transportation will not be provided for students who are accepted into a specialized program at another school, and Onslow County Schools will not assume liability for student drivers commuting to specialized programs.
    • Students who are accepted into a specialized program at another school must complete the entire semester before returning to their home school at that time.
    • If the student wants to take another course at the second school, they must go through the same process to determine if the scheduling and availability requirements are still in place for the second semester or following school year.

     

    Specialized Programs

    Each Onslow County high school has a variety of SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS specific to the needs and interests of the school and the community. Typically, these programs are developed after the school has received input from their stakeholders, which include students, parents, local business owners and other community members. These specialized programs would provide course opportunities that may or not be available at other high schools, but the idea would be to group students with similar interests in courses together, when possible, to allow for career exploration.

    Specialized Programs are typically not considered as Controlled Enrollment opportunities due to the nature of the courses being taught at many high schools. These opportunities would be ideal for Cross Enrollment, to allow a student to get the desired courses but to remain on their home campus for the rest of the day.

    The following list includes the specialized academic programs available at the listed school.

     

    Teaching as a Profession

    SBHS

    A course designed to introduce students to the role and positive influence of an effective educator. Students will explore various careers in education and develop employability skills to become a successful professional. Students will understand the value of multiculturalism and diversity in the classroom and how it enhances individual student learning. Students will identify instructional strategies and understand the role of technology and feedback in student engagement

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    ONSLOW COUNTY SCHOOLS SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS

     

    Eligible for Specialized Program

     

     

     

    School(S)

    Eligible for

    Cross                Controlled

     

     

    Enrollment

     

    Enrollment

    AP Capstone***

    NSH

     

    X

    AP Capstone***

    RHS

     

    X

    Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC)*

    NHS

     

    X

    Agriscience Academy***

    RHS

     

    X

    Audio/Visual (AV) & Communication Technologies Academy

    SBHS

     

    X

    Engineering Major

    WOHS

     

    X

    International Baccalaureate Career-related Program**

    JHS

     

    X

    International Baccalaureate Diploma Program**

    JHS

     

    X

    Teaching as a Profession

    SBHS

    X

    X

    *AFJROTC at Northside High School requires enrollment in courses beginning in freshman year.

    **IB Diploma and Career-related Programmes open to Controlled Enrollment only for students seeking a full IB Diploma.

    ***Students may apply for Controlled Enrollment to these initiatives beginning in freshman year.