RACE-Earning College Credits for CTE Courses

RACE-Regional Articulation in Career and Technical Education

While high school can be a big adjustment, approach everything positively.  Instead of just going through the motions, think not only about the present but the future as well.  Whether you choose to attend a community college, four-year university, serve in the armed forces, or enter into the work world, decisions made today will impact your tomorrow. 

 One of the ways to accomplish this is by taking advantage of the opportunity to earn articulated college credit while you are in high school.  This is a great way to build a post secondary transcript.  Credit offered through this RACE agreement is available at community colleges throughout North Carolina. Locally, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (AB TECH) and Blue Ridge Community College have recognized this program as a seamless transition between high school and college.  

Earning articulated credit is easy!  Here’s how it works.  A student,

1.      Registers for a Career-Technical class while in high school.

2.      Earns an 90 or above on the CTE Post Assessment

3.      Makes a B or better in the class

4.      Completes an application

 It’s that simple!

How is this a benefit?  Consider these scenarios.

 Scenarios #1- Just imagine, you are sitting in your Personal Finance class as a freshman, and thinking, “What am I doing in here?”  You could simply do your work and just get by or you could make a B in the class, score 93 or above (or a level II for BRCC) on your end of course test, and be eligible for articulated college credit.   (Not only are you gaining a skill, but also you have just saved your parents the cost of one college class.  You do the math!

 Scenario #2During your junior year you decide to take Welding I and II at your high school. Again, it’s up to you.  Either sit around and get by or by making a B or better, scoring a 93 or above (or a level II for BRCC) on your end of course test, you could be eligible for 9 credit hours at a community college.  

Click the link below to complete an online application for RACE Articulated Credit:

                                                 RACE Application
NBHS had 63 students to qualify for RACE CREDIT for the Fall Semester of 2016-2017 school year!   Can't wait to see how many students earn credit in the spring!

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