GCS High School students who have performed at a consistently high academic level have the opportunity to earn college credits through our Dual Enrollment and Career & College Promise Programs.

GCS Concurrent Dual Enrollment Program

Through a partnership program with The College of Southeastern, GCS students 9th through 12th grade can receive college credit concurrently for the work done in their high school classes at Grace Christian School, under Southeastern-approved syllabi and the guidance of Southeastern faculty.

Students gain exposure to the academic challenges of college while remaining in their supportive GCS environment. Each successfully passed course earns the student transcripted college credit. This concurrent enrollment partnership differs from other models of dual enrollment because high school instructors teach the college courses. Concurrent enrollment classes will be taken on the campus of partnering high schools taught by high school teachers.

The College at Southeastern

The College at Southeastern is a school of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, an accredited institution awarding associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. The college offers 17 majors and 19 minors. It stands by principles of academic excellence and spiritual growth; development in Christian Leadership and Biblical Worldview; and a commitment to affordable tuition.

Wake Forest, NC is home to the approximately 300-acre campus of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and The College at Southeastern.

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Course Offerings

Dual Enrollment courses are offered for students in grades 9 through 12 who have an extensive interest in English, History, Math, Science and/or Bible, and who have performed at a consistently high academic level in their previous classes.

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Prerequisite Requirements

Students must have earned at least a 90% in the prerequisite course to enroll in a course in our Dual Enrollment Program.

Application & Registration Process

Prior to registering for a concurrent enrollment college course, students must first apply through the GCS Dual Enrollment Program. A separate application is required for each desired dual enrollment course. In the application, students will be required to provide responses to the following questions:

  1. Why do you wish to take this course? What are your goals?
  2. Why do you think you are prepared and/or qualified to take this course?

Applications must be signed by both the student and the parent/guardian and should be submitted to the school office by the due date for the semester. Once the student is approved for the desired dual enrollment course, instructions for course registration through The College at Southeastern will be provided.

Dual Enrollment Fee: The fee is $245.00 per each 3-credit hour course, payable directly to The College of Southeastern during course registration after the student’s application is approved by GCS.

Career & College Promise

Success in today’s global economy may require a two- or four-year degree, a certificate, or diploma. Through Career & College Promise (CCP), qualified North Carolina rising Juniors and Seniors have the opportunity to pursue these options tuition-free while in high school, allowing them to get a jumpstart on their workplace and college preparation.

GCS students can participate in CCP thorugh Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) or Sandhills Community College. Students can either begin a Career and Technical program to be completed at either of these schools, or earn College Transfer credits for an eventual four year college/university. Please refer to each school for CCP programs and courses offered.

Central Carolina Community College

Career & College Promise Contact: Ben Thomas (bthom697@cccc.edu)

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Central Carolina Community College is a public two-year college serving, primarily, residents of Chatham, Harnett, and Lee counties. It is a member of the North Carolina Community College System and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Small classes enable students to have close working relationships with faculty, who enjoy the excitement of seeing students learn, achieve, and go on to further success. CCCC offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Engineering, and Associate in Science degree programs. Articulation agreements with many four-year colleges and universities enable graduates with these degrees to transfer seamlessly. A University Transfer diploma is also available.

The college also offers many Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as diploma and certificate programs, which prepare students for immediate entry into the workforce.


Sandhills College

Career & College Promise Contact: Elizabeth Yarrington (yarringtone@sandhills.edu)

Learn More about Sandhills Credits

Sandhills Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and offers more than 100 associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. For students who value lifelong learning SCC’s division of Continuing Education offers a range of noncredited classes to help you meet your professional and personal development goals.