CMS, CPCC early college program kicks off its first year

CHARLOTTE — Some local high schoolers are already back in school after a new accelerated program began on Monday.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is partnering with Central Piedmont Community College near Uptown Charlotte for a brand-new early college program.

The ninth through 11th-graders will spend three years on high school work and then two years studying college subjects.

Principal Erik Turner said the kids are either first-generation college prep students, underrepresented students, or just want an accelerated learning opportunity.

“This is the winning lottery ticket for students when it comes to education,” he said.

>> Channel 9′s Anthony Kustura explains more about the program in the video at the top of the page.

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