Jackson County Public Schools District Information

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Honors, AP, & College Courses

Advanced Courses

Schools are required to provide information to students and parents on available opportunities and the enrollment process for students to take advanced courses. Available courses may vary by school. For information about what advanced courses are offered at Smoky Mountain High and for information on how to register for advanced courses, contact the Student Support Services office.

Career and College Promise

In January 2012, the North Carolina legislature implemented a new college enrollment option for junior and senior high school students called Career and College Promise. This initiative replaced all other dual-enrollment initiatives such as Huskins and Learn and Earn Online. Through this program, students have two main ways to earn college credits.

The first is through the College Transfer Pathway program where students can take general education courses leading to an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science. The second way is through various Career Technologies programs including accounting, automotive, business administration, e-commerce, carpentry, computer information technology, cosmetology, culinary arts, early childhood, electrical/electronics technology, emergency medical science, HVAC, medical assisting, networking technology, nursing assistant, office administration, web technologies, and welding technology.

College Credit in High School

NC Academic Scholars Program

Students who complete the requirements for an academically challenging high school program will be designated as North Carolina Academic Scholars and receive special recognition at graduation exercises as well as a seal attached to their diplomas. North Carolina Academic Scholars may be considered for scholarships from the local and state business/industrial community. In addition, students may use this special recognition in applying to post-secondary institutions. All courses must be taken in a North Carolina high school. In addition, students must have an overall, four-year, unweighted GPA of 3.500, meet all requirements for NC high school diploma, and meet all requirements of this North Carolina Academic Scholars Program. To determine qualifications, check the appropriate chart below. Specific requirements depend on the year the student entered ninth grade.


Stacy Macke

School Counselor
10th-12th Grade,
Last Names A-K
(828) 586-2177 ext. 2502

Paige Jeleniewski

School Counselor
10th-12th Grade,
Last Names L-Z
(828) 586-2177 ext. 2504

Amy Fahey

School Counselor
All Freshmen
(828) 586-2177 ext. 2505