Harper Middle College High School

A Collaboration between Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and
Central Piedmont Community College

Harper Middle College High School

The Middle College at Harper campus is a CMS option for high school juniors and seniors. This program is for the mature, focused student who is ready for the college environment.

Middle College High Schools (MCHS) are just one of the three learning options under the Career & College Promise (CCP) program umbrella for high school students to be dually enrolled at CPCC and CMS. As part of CCP, while students are completing their high school (HS) requirements, they are also able to take the College Transfer Pathway, a Career and Technical Pathway and/or complete an associate degree tuition FREE at CPCC. Four CPCC campuses offer a Middle College High School option (Cato, Levine, Harper and Merancas campuses).

With the Middle College High School (MCHS), students may stay officially enrolled in high school for a 13th year and continue to take CPCC courses, with the ability to earn an Associate of Applied Arts or Science degree or receive a technical certification to begin a successful career.

The MCHS option began in 2007 at the CPCC Cato Campus, in 2014 at the CPCC Levine Campus, in 2016 at the CPCC Harper Campus and is expanding to Merancas Campus in fall 2017.

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MCHS Requirements

Harper MCHS students are required to meet and maintain certain eligibility requirements in order to be selected for the program and to remain in the program. Students enrolled in a MCHS take high school courses required for graduation while taking college courses toward a post-secondary college diploma, Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) and/or industry certification.

For more information about the Harper Middle College High School at CPCC’s Harper Campus, contact Principal Brandy Nelson at 980.343.0012. Students must meet certain requirements to be eligible for admission. Get more information here.

Students have access to all CPCC student amenities such as labs, libraries, and activities. Students may opt to take classes at any campus of CPCC. Students may graduate from the MCHS at the end of the 12th grade as long as their HS requirements are met. Career Pathways are designed to allow a student to obtain at least one certificate, AAS degree, or certification by 12th or 13th year.

Instructions for Registration

Get your questions answered, come to an Informational Open House soon.

For more information contact: Brandy R. Nelson
Phone: 980.343.0012


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