Local Articulation Agreements
The North Carolina High School to Community College Articulation Agreement is an agreement between the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the North Carolina Community College System.
In addition to the statewide articulation agreement, local articulation agreements can be developed to build strong partnerships between high schools and individual community colleges. These local articulation agreements respond to new and emerging industries, provide for programs unique to the region, and add additional articulated courses and pathway alignments at the local level that are not included in the state agreement.
The following guide book describes the process for creating and maintaining a local articulation agreement.
- Developing a Local Articulation Agreement (pdf 1.3mb) - A "How-To Guide" for establishing a local articulation agreement between the LEA (local education agency / school district) and the community college.
A free self-paced course on developing a local articulation agreement can be accessed through NC-NET.
Local Course Option
A Local Course Option (LCO) is a course that is not part of the state curriculum, but has been developed or adopted locally. These courses might be part of a local articulation agreement. In order to award articulated credit, LEAs should do the following.
- Scale the midterm and final postassessments.
- Average the midterm and final postassessment scores to get the combined postassessment score.
- Follow the Process to Document and Award Articulated Credit.