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Advanced Placement: The College Board offers 37 courses across 22 subject areas, many of which are offered in the Cumberland County High Schools. AP coursework exposes high school students to college-level material.  CCS students may enroll in an AP course if they have successfully completed the appropriate prerequisite courses.  Recommended criteria for entrance into an AP course include a GPA of 90 in the Honors level of the previous corresponding subject and teacher or principal recommendation.

AP coursework requires significantly more homework, writing, reading, and research than Honors or standard level classes.  The following are recommended limits on the number of AP courses a student should take, providing a prerequisite criterion that is met:

9th Grade:  No AP courses

10th Grade:  One AP course

11th Grade:  Up to three AP courses

12th Grade:  Up to four AP courses

Students and parents interested in specific school site AP information course offerings should visit school websites or call respective schools.

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February 2018


As you start your final semester of high school, be sure you know the status of your college applications. Here’re some reminders:

  • If you applied to colleges using the CFNC application:
    1. Log into your account
    2. Go to the Application Hub to check the submission status of your applications
    3. Click the “+” sign to the left of each school for information on the date your application was completed. If the Completed Date is blank, hit “resume” to enter the additional information required and submit.
  • Make sure you sent your high school transcript and references (if required) when you submitted your application and follow up with another transcript IF the college asked for one after your fall grades were posted.
  • If you haven’t already completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), do it now online at www.; it won’t take long and may help you find money for college. Many college aid deadlines are approaching—don’t wait!
  • Apply for scholarships –find lists on the website and your high school website.
  • Remember—if you sent your transcript via CFNC, your final transcript will automatically be sent to colleges approximately two weeks after graduation.

If you have any questions about your CFNC applications, call CFNC toll-free 866.866.2362 (select option 1) or email

    21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) is an afterschool program that provides academic enrichment for students to assist students with school work. Services include after-school academic assistance, Saturday enrichment services, and summer STEM programs. The centers are located at Cliffdale, Westover, and Smith recreation centers and serve students in the 8th-12th grades who attend Douglas Byrd, Anne Chesnutt, Luther Nick Jeralds, and Westover middle schools as well as E.E. Smith, Westover, and Seventy-First high schools. For more information please call 910.672.1034, or email us at

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 Freshmen and Sophomores listen up:

Did you know there is an awesome program available to the students at Westover High School? It’s the Upward Bound Math & Science Program at Fayetteville State University. We are a pre-college program that offers services to Douglas Byrd High School. The Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) Program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of UBMS is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in fields in math and science and to encourage them to pursue post-secondary degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math. We serve first-generation and low-income students.

Upward Bound Math & Science Program

We offer:

  • Academic instruction in Math, Robotics, Foreign Languages, and Science at Saturday Academy
  • Tutorial Services
  • Exposure to a variety of colleges and universities
  • Mentoring Programs
  • College Tours
  • Workshops on study skills, math anxiety, note taking and test-taking skills.
  • Job Shadowing (Juniors)
  • Work-Study (Seniors)
  • Exposure to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers
  • Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing and paying for the SAT/ACT and/or PSAT/PLAN
  • Six-week summer research program
Published by Tessa Moore on September 12, 2019