Dear Parents and Students:
In Onslow County Schools, we believe every student should finish high school ready for college and career. To ensure our students have options and choices after graduation, they must take coursework which will meet post-secondary requirements and develop skills needed for entry into the workforce.
The information in this guide outlines available options and can be used for family discussions of pathways to college and career readiness. We encourage families to consider the various opportunities available, including Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes, as well as Career & Technical Education courses and the arts. Onslow County Schools is fortunate to be able to provide many different opportunities for our students to build upon their own strengths and interests.
In these materials, students and parents will find an overview of available courses, innovative programs, and rigorous learning opportunities offered at our eight high schools. Also included are the North Carolina Graduation Requirements, offerings which address college access and credit, along with a variety of career interests and available certifications.
This course guide specifically identifies opportunities open to students for the 2021-2022 school year, including college-level courses provided in conjunction with Coastal Carolina Community College through the Onslow Early College High School and Career & College Promise (CCP). Both the Early College and CCP allow students to potentially complete up to two years of tuition-free college credit prior to high school graduation.
Students in Onslow County Schools now have an opportunity to participate in advanced Career & Technical Education courses at the Eastern North Carolina Regional Skills Center. Information is included which outlines the advanced courses of study available to students in automotive technology, collision repair, culinary arts, cyber literacy, welding and media graphics/game art design.
Students have many other opportunities to meet graduation requirements through honors, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses, specialized academies, career certification programs, and both the Onslow Virtual Academy and North Carolina Virtual Public School.
The daily work of the school system is driven by our vision of Excellence in Education and commitment to ensuring every student is college and career ready. Please join us in making the educational experience for your child the best it can be as we prepare our students for their future in Onslow County and the world.
Barry D. Collins, Ed.D.
Superintendent, Onslow County Schools