Cross and Controlled Enrollment

      Enrollment Options Overview

      • OCS realizes not all students share the same interests and career goals or learn in the same fashion. As a result, our schools have developed a variety of programs designed 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 offer our students as many opportunities as possible, two different processes exist to help students find the courses they are interested in, while allowing them to participate from their districted school, or, if necessary, at another school.

        Click on the tabs above for more information on the CROSS ENROLLMENT and CONTROLLED ENROLLMENT processes.

         

        Detailed information on the complete high school registration process can be found here - 2021-2022 Secondary Course of Study.

      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.

        Cross enrolled students remain a member of the student body at their current school, while taking the desired class on 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.

        This allows students to have the experience of the course they are interested in while still remaining a member of their districted school.

        Acceptance in a cross enrolled class at the other school rests entirely with the principal of the school offering the course, based on availability of room in the course, and the timing of schedules between the two schools.

        Any students interested in taking a course through Cross Enrollment need to contact their current principal.

        Important considerations for cross enrollment:

        • 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.

        CROSS ENROLLMENT OPTIONS:

        • Academy of Culinary Arts, Education and Sports (ACES) - Jacksonville High
        • Arts Academy - White Oak High
        • Creative and Performing Arts Academy (CAPAA) - Jacksonville High
        • Heatlh and Health Sciences Academy (HAHSA) - White Oak High
        • Health Sciences Academy - Jacksonville High
        • Health Sciences Academy - Swansboro High
        • Humanities Academy - White Oak High
        • Public Safety Academy - Southwest High
        • Science, Trades, Engineering & Math (STEM) Academy - Swansboro High
        • Technology Academy - White Oak High

        Descriptions of these specialized programs can be found in the 2021-2022 Secondary Course of Study or on the school's website.

      Controlled Enrollment

      • A second choice for enrolling in a course not found at a students’ districted school would be CONTROLLED ENROLLMENT.

        When a student successfully completes the necessary paperwork for the controlled enrollment application, as well as any required paperwork and interview from the school where the program is offered, 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.

        To continue under controlled enrollment, students must be enrolled in the courses associated with the specialized program for the duration of the time they are at the school where the program is offered. Additionally, students must meet requirements unique to each specialized program.

        Important considerations for controlled enrollment:

        • Transportation will not be provided for students who are accepted into a specialized program at another school, and OCS 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.

        CONTROLLED ENROLLMENT OPTIONS - these programs are the options for students beginning in their 9th grade year:

        • Agriscience Academy - Richlands High
        • Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) - Northside High (requires enrollment beginning in freshman year)
        • Animal Science Major (part of the STEAM Academy) - White Oak High
        • AP Capstone - Northside High and Richlands High
        • Engineering Academy - Richlands High
        • Engineering Major (part of the Technology Academy) - White Oak High
        • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme - Jacksonville High
        • International Baccalaureate (IB) Career-Related Programme - Jacksonville High
        • Leadership Major (part of the Technology Academy) - White Oak High
        • Sports Medicine/Physical Trainer Major (part of the Health and Science Academy) - White Oak High

        ADDITIONAL CONTROLLED ENROLLMENT OPTIONS - these programs are options for students beginning in their 10th or 11th grade years (unless otherwise noted):

        • Health Science Academy - Jacksonville High
        • Public Safety Academy - Southwest High
        • Audio/Visual (AV) & Communication Technologies Academy - Swansboro High
        • Health Sciences Academy - Swansboro High
        • Animal Science Major (part of the STEM Academy) - White Oak High
        • Engineering Major (part of the Technology Academy) - White Oak High
        • Leadership Major (part of the Humanities Academy) - White Oak High
        • Sports Medicine/Physical Trainer Major (part of Health and Human Sciences Academy) - White Oak High 

         

        Descriptions of these specialized programs can be found in the 2021-2022 Secondary Course of Study or on the school's website.

      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.

         

        Click here for the Application 

         

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