Cross and Controlled Enrollment

      Enrollment Options Overview

      • Realizing that not all students share the same interests and career goals or learn in the same fashion, our schools developed programs to meet the diverse needs of our students. Some of these academic programs are not available at all Onslow County high schools. In order to make as many opportunities available to our students as possible, two different types of enrollment processes exist to help students find the courses they are seeking, while allowing them to participate at their home school if possible or at another school if necessary.

      Cross Enrollment

        • When a student finds an interest in coursework that is not available at their home school but may be offered at a nearby school, they may choose to participate in CROSS ENROLLMENT with that school. That means they would remain a member of the student body at their current school, while taking the desired class at the other campus. They would travel to the other school for that class period and then return to their home school for the remainder of the day, if applicable. In some cases, students may finish their school day at the other school and would begin their day the following day at their home school. In this fashion, students could have the experience of the course they desired while still remaining a member of their home school. The acceptance at the other school rests entirely with the principal of that school, the availability of room in the course, and finally the timing of the scheduling between the two schools. Any students interested in taking a course through Cross Enrollment need to contact their current principal.

          • Transportation will not be provided for students who are accepted into a specialized program at another school, and Onslow County Schools will not assume liability for student drivers commuting to specialized programs.
          • Students who are accepted into a specialized program at another school must complete the entire semester before returning to their home school at that time.
          • If the student wants to take another course at the second school, they must go through the same process to determine if the scheduling and availability requirements are still in place for the second semester or following school year.

           

          Specialized Programs

          Each Onslow County high school has a variety of SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS specific to the needs and interests of the school and the community. Typically, these programs are developed after the school has received input from their stakeholders, which include students, parents, local business owners and other community members. These specialized programs would provide course opportunities that may or not be available at other high schools, but the idea would be to group students with similar interests in courses together, when possible, to allow for career exploration.

          Specialized Programs are typically not considered as Controlled Enrollment opportunities due to the nature of the courses being taught at many high schools. These opportunities would be ideal for Cross Enrollment, to allow a student to get the desired courses but to remain on their home campus for the rest of the day.

          The following list includes the specialized academic programs available at the listed school.

          Teaching as a Profession

          SBHS

          A course designed to introduce students to the role and positive influence of an effective educator. Students will explore various careers in education and develop employability skills to become a successful professional. Students will understand the value of multiculturalism and diversity in the classroom and how it enhances individual student learning. Students will identify instructional strategies and understand the role of technology and feedback in student engagement

      Controlled Enrollment

      • A second choice for enrolling in a course not found at a students’ home school would be CONTROLLED ENROLLMENTWhen a student successfully completes the necessary paperwork for the Controlled Enrollment application, as well as any required paperwork and interview from the second school, and is accepted into the specialized program and the parents accept the placement, the student may become a member of the second school for the remainder of the school year. They must be enrolled in the courses associated with the specialized program for the duration of the time they are at the second school. Additionally, students will have to meet requirements unique to each specialized program.

        • Transportation will not be provided for students who are accepted into a specialized program at another school, and Onslow County Schools will not assume liability for student drivers commuting to specialized programs.
        • Students who are accepted into a specialized program at another school must complete the entire school year before applying to return to their home school.
        • Students who are accepted into a specialized program at another school and fail to meet the expectations of the program will return to their home school at the end of the school year.

        The following Controlled Enrollment programs are the only options available for students beginning in their 9th grade year.

        Agriscience Academy - Richlands High School- -The Richlands Agriscience Academy provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for further education and employment in the diverse field of agriculture and life sciences while developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. All students enrolled in the RHS Agriscience Academy will take the general pathway which includes Sustainable Agriculture and Advanced Studies. In addition, students would choose between the Horticulture Pathway or the Animal Science Pathway. Possible certifications through our program may include: Certified Plant Professional, Pork Quality Assurance, Beef Quality Assurance. Students will have the opportunity to complete a comprehensive experiential learning activity and hone their leadership skills through participation in the National FFA Organization.

        Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) – Northside High School - The AFJROTC program educates and trains high school cadets in citizenship, promotes community service, instills responsibility, character, and self-discipline, and provides instruction in air and space fundamentals. The program is grounded in the Air Force's core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. The curriculum emphasizes the Air Force heritage and traditions, the development of flight, applied flight sciences, military aerospace policies, and space exploration.

          • Requires enrollment in AFJROTC courses beginning in freshman year.
          • Maintain military appearance requirements (standard military hair style, uniform specified by instructor, etc.)

        Animal Science Major (park of the STEAM Academy) – White Oak High School - This major is designed to introduce students to the scientific principles that underlie the breeding and husbandry of agricultural animals, and the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural animal products. It introduces scientific principles applied to the animal industry; it covers reproduction, production technology, processing, and distribution of agricultural animal products. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through a required and related supervised agricultural experience (SAE) approved by the advisor, a formal showing or presentation as part of the culminating SAE, continuous member in the FFA, and successful completion of courses such as: AgriScience Applications, Animal Science I, Animal Science II, Animal Science II Small Animal, Sustainable Agriculture Production I, Sustainable Agriculture Production II, and an established internship with the WOHS farm.

        AP Capstone – Northside High School and Richlands High School – The Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone program offered at Northside and Richlands High Schools is a challenging college-level program with high standards of assessment. It equips students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges world-wide. The program cultivates curious, self-motivated, intelligent scholars and prepares them to make logical, evidence-based decisions. Other benefits to students include:

        • The fostering of research, argumentation, and communication skills at the core of college readiness and lifelong learning
        • The opportunity to build on the knowledge and rigorous coursework of Advanced Placement in an interdisciplinary format
        • The opportunity to show prospective colleges that they have challenged themselves academically and also illustrate their passion for learning and potential for academic success

        Students must take six AP courses in order to participate in the AP Capstone program. Two basic, required courses are AP Seminar and AP Research. These basic courses are taken over a two-year period with AP Seminar taken the first year and AP Research taken the second year. Students can select any other four AP courses, which may be taken at any time throughout their high school career. The additional Northside High AP courses from which to choose include: English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Statistics, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, United States History, World History, Psychology, Computer Science, Art History, 2 D Studio Art, Music Theory, and any new AP classes that may be added in the future. Richlands High currently offers: English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Statistics, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, US History, Psychology, Government and Politics, and NCVPS courses. Participants who earn AP exam scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on any other four AP exams they take will receive the AP Capstone Diploma. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research but not on four additional AP exams will receive an AP Seminar and Research Certificate. No program costs are currently incurred by students. In past years, students who take AP exams have been afforded the opportunity to do so at no cost through the utilization of state provided funding.

        Engineering Academy – Richlands High School - The Engineering Academy is a structured program that is designed to provide students with an advanced and rigorous curriculum in science, math and technology that will prepare them for further study and careers in engineering. The curriculum will serve as excellent preparation for the study of advanced pre- engineering college mathematics and sciences.

        Engineering Major (part of Technology Academy)– White Oak High School - The Technology Academy will prepare students to effectively communicate, apply scientific principles and mathematical knowledge to give them the opportunity to develop critical thinking and technical skills to be successful in today’s 21st Century global economy. Students will be able to choose from a wide variety of majors to prepare them for future math and science-related careers, as well as focusing on the practical application of mathematical and scientific principles as they relate to engineering.

        Health Science Academy – Jackson High School- The Health Sciences Academy is a small learning community for students interested in a field such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, radiologic technology or nursing. The Health Sciences Academy will help develop healthcare professionals for an industry short on workers through a four-year high school curriculum that provides courses of study for students who plan to pursue health-related careers. Students will have the opportunity to gain real-life experiences through participation in off-campus student medical internships and shadowing.

        International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme – Jacksonville High School The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a rigorous two-year course of study in the junior and senior year leading to an International Diploma from Geneva, Switzerland. The IB Diploma is recognized by the world’s leading universities. The curriculum creates an international mindedness that results in an increased global awareness for the students in and out of the classroom. Preparation for the IB Programme must begin during the freshmen year. All prospective students for IB courses must complete the application process.

          • Students considering participation in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme must complete English I Honors, English II Honors, Biology Honors, Chemistry Honors, AP Environmental or Earth and Environmental Honors, World History Honors, Math I, Math II, Math III, and 3rd Level of Foreign Language (Spanish) by the end of the sophomore year.
          • The IB Programme is available as an option for students beginning in 9th grade.

        International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme Jacksonville High School - The International Baccalaureate Career- related Programme (IBCP) is a framework of international education that incorporates the values of the IB into a unique programme addressing the needs of students engaged in career-related education. The programme leads to further/higher education, apprenticeships or employment.

          • CP students undertake a minimum of two IB Diploma Programme courses (2 levels of each course), a core consisting of four components: Personal and Professional Skills Class (2 levels), Reflective Project, Service Learning Project, Language Development and a career-related study in either Health Sciences or Business (minimum of 4 courses with one being a completer course). This course work should be completed during the students junior and senior years of high school.
          • For CP students, DP courses provide the theoretical underpinning and academic rigor of the programme; the career- related study further supports the programme’s academic strength and provides practical, real-world approaches to learning; and the CP core helps them to develop skills and competencies required for lifelong learning.
          • The IB Career-related Programme is available as an option for students beginning in 9th grade.

        Sports Medicine/Physical Trainer Major (part of the Health and Science Academy) – White Oak High School - The Sports Medicine/Physical Trainer Academy will expose students to vocations they can explore dealing with sports, exercise, medicine, marketing and the human body. Students will be provided opportunities to hone their physical potential while learning the scientific methodology and relevance of their activities. Students will also be given opportunities to earn American Red Cross certification in CPR/First Aid/AED. Furthermore, this academy will prepare students for the successful completion of further certifications in Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). It will also provide students with the knowledge for entrance into the college program of Athletic Trainer-Certified (ATC).

         

        The following list includes other programs available for Controlled EnrollmentUnless otherwise noted, students will be considered for Controlled Enrollment in these programs for their 10th and 11th grade years. Students enrolled for either of those years will be considered for their 12th grade year. No students will be considered for Controlled Enrollment for only their 12th grade year.

        Swansboro High School

        • Audio/Visual (AV) & Communication Technologies Academy - The AV & Communication Technologies Academy provides a small learning community for creative students interested in visual and digital media, including audio and video production. Students will be enrolled in several Adobe Academy courses which will lead to certification when completed.
        • Health Sciences Academy - The Health Sciences Academy is a small learning community for students interested in a field such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, radiologic technology or nursing. The Health Sciences Academy will help develop healthcare professionals for an industry short on workers through a four-year high school curriculum that provides courses of study for students who plan to pursue health-related careers. Students will have the opportunity to gain real-life experience through participation in off- campus student medical internships and shadowing.

        White Oak High School

        • Engineering Major (part of the Technology Academy) - The Technology Academy will prepare students to effectively communicate, apply scientific principles and mathematical knowledge to give them the opportunity to develop critical thinking and technical skills to be successful in today’s 21st Century global economy. Students will be able to choose from a wide variety of majors to prepare them for future math and science-related careers, as well as focus on the practical application of mathematical and scientific principles as they relate to engineering.
        • Sports Medicine/Physical Trainer Major (part of Health and Health Sciences Academy) - The Sports Medicine/Physical Trainer Academy will expose students to vocations they can explore dealing with sports, exercise, medicine, marketing and the human body. Students will be provided opportunities to hone their physical potential while learning the scientific methodology and relevance of their activities. Students will also be given opportunities to earn American Red Cross certification in CPR/First Aid/AED. Furthermore, this academy will prepare students for the successful completion of further certifications in Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). It will also provide students with the knowledge for entrance into the college program of Athletic Trainer-Certified (ATC).

      Application Information

      • All assignments will be for a full academic year. Students can change assignments during the school year only if they move out of their current attendance area or meet hardship requirements. Hardship cases will be heard by the school principal and the superintendent’s designee.

        No students will be considered for CONTROLLED ENROLLMENT for only their 12th grade year.

        1. Students will meet with the Controlled Enrollment counselor at their home school.
        2. Students must complete the Controlled Enrollment application as well as the required paperwork from the Controlled Enrollment school that will be considered for acceptance in the desired program.
        3. Completed Controlled Enrollment application must be returned to the Student Services Office at the Onslow County Central Office.
        4. These documents will be forwarded to the Controlled Enrollment school for consideration.
        5. After the receiving school determines whether the student will be accepted into the Controlled Enrollment program, the paperwork will be returned to the Student Services Office.
        6. If accepted, a contract will be sent to the parents for final acceptance of the student placement.
        7. A letter outlining the outcome of the applications and the contract will be mailed to both schools and the parent.
        8. Once all paperwork is completed and all conditions have been met, the student will be assigned to the Controlled Enrollment school for the following school year.
        9. Transportation will not be provided outside of the assigned home school attendance area. Parents must provide timely transportation to and from school each day if no exception for transportation has been made. (Failure to provide timely transportation may result in student transfer to their home school)
        10. If space is available, siblings who also make application will be assigned to the same school if older sibling is selected.
        11. Selection will be based on space available. Students will be assigned their choice to the fullest extent possible. If your choice is not available, the student will be assigned to his/her home school. All Onslow County students will have an opportunity to participate in controlled enrollment process with assignment based on availability,facilities, and consideration of special needs.
        12. Any student whose choice is to remain at their assigned home district school will not need to complete an application.

         

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        Click here for Controlled Enrollment Intent Form - This form should be completed by all current controlled enrollment students