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NC-MSEN Pre-College Program (PCP)
Quick Overview

The NC-MSEN Pre-College Program (PCP) was created by the General Assembly in 1986 with a mission to increase the pool of students, who graduate from North Carolina high schools with sufficient interest and preparation to pursue university-level majors that lead to careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and teaching. Parental engagement is a central feature of the program. Students enter the multi-year academic program as rising 6th graders and are expected to re-enroll until they graduate from high school. Currently, there are 6 PCP sites, which are housed on different UNC campuses in NC. They are: Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, NC State University, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte and Winston-Salem State University.

The 2012 annual senior survey of the NC-MSEN PCP high school seniors yielded the following results (which were findings similar to previous years): 96% of the NC-MSEN PCP high school seniors reported they planned to pursue postsecondary education; 2% had planned to join the Armed Forces; 79% reported they were accepted to attend colleges or universities in North Carolina; 65% reported they planned to pursue a STEM major, 5% to pursue a teaching major, and the remaining planned to pursue business, law, art, or other professions; 68% reported they planned to pursue advanced degrees; 54% reported they had been offered some form of scholarship, some with multiple scholarships offered. NC-MSEN PCP activities include:

1. Academic Enrichment Classes - classes that are offered daily at several of the PCP sites to middle school students
2. Academic Chapter of Excellence (ACE) Clubs - academic organizations that provide a peer support group for those interested in science, technology,
engineering, and mathematic (STEM)

3. Saturday Academy - a series of courses and field trips held at the PCP sites during the school year

3. Summer Program - academic activities that include the Summer Scholars Program and the Pre-College Research Experiences Program (PREP)
4. Academic, College, and Career Advising
5. SAT and ACT preparation classes
6. MSEN Day - a statewide annual competition in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
7. Recognition and Scholarship Awards
8. PIE (Parents Involved in Excellence) Clubs - for parents to support and assist in planning program activities
9. Pre-College ACE (Academic Chapters of Excellence) clubs for high school students interested in achieving high academic performance
in science and math

10. Leadership Conference - an annual conference focused on leadership-building activities
11. Grant-funded projects such as R.O.B.O.T.S., S.P.A.C.E., P.E.R.S.I.S.T., and etc.

 

 

 

NC-MSEN Pre-College Program 2013 Major Events

Cambridge SAT and ACT Pre Academy

The NC-MSEN Pre-College Program (PCP) are excited about offering the Cambridge SAT-ACT preparation for our students at each of our PCP site in
the summer of 2013. Since all of the PCP sites are working together we are able to offer the Cambridge SAT/ACT services at an affordable price.
Each PCP site will provide a one-week or two-week opportunity for rising 10th to 12th grade students.

The one week program will be full day (8:00 AM–5:00 PM) and the SAT and ACT preparation will alternate between the morning and afternoon each day.
The two-week program will be half day (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM) in which one week will be devoted to SAT preparation and the other week will be devoted
to the ACT. All students will take an official Pre- and Post- test, learn strategies on how to tackle both exams, and more.

Note that 2012-2013 active PCP students will be given priority to this opportunity. Students must commit to taking the Pre- and Post-tests in both SAT
and ACT in order to participate.

Please contact individual PCP sites for application and any additional required information. Note the deadlines and program fees are set by each PCP site.
All materials must be submitted by the deadline in order to be considered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCP Senior Survey Form
(Please fill it out here on-line. Then please print it out and submit it to your PCP Coordinator. Do NOT submit here on-line)

 

 
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