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The Johnston County Career and Technical Leadership Academy will serve students who want to earn a college-level Career and Technical degree while in high school or earn a college transfer associate degree in order to be career or college ready.

In partnership with Johnston Community College, students will graduate with a high school diploma from JCS and an associate's degree from JCC in five years. 

Degree programs are available in four areas: College Transfer, Computer Networking, Nurse Aide and Medical Assisting. Two years of coursework at Johnston Community College is free for students enrolled in the academy.

Highlights
  • 5 year program of study
  • 2 years of college absolutely free
  • Earn high school diploma and Associate degree
  • Move straight into a career, or transfer to a four-year college
Specialized Programs of Study
  • Partnership with Johnston Community
  • Industry specific certifications
  • Career preparation and training
  • College transfer assistance
Degree programs
  • Associate of Science: College Transfer
  • Associate in Applied Science: Medical Assisting
  • Associate in Applied Science: Nurse Aide 
  • Associate in Applied Science: Computer Networking
Who do we want?
  • Students motivated by career & college 
  • Students interested in a non traditional high school setting
  • Students whose parents did not attend college
Something different
  • Hands-on learning
  • Classes held at Clayton High School from 9:30 am-3:30 pm
  • District wide transportation available
  • Smaller classes (20 per class)

Read Dr. Renfrow's 2016 Freshman Focus here

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