100% graduation rate at Caldwell Middle College High School

LENOIR, NC (May 24, 2017)…As freshmen to graduates, 100% of the Caldwell Career Center Middle College High School Class of 2017 walked across the graduation threshold, proudly shaking hands with principal Brian Suddreth and moving ahead with diploma in hand with bright possibilities of college and the workforce.

“I’m very proud of each student for making the commitment to graduate,” said Suddreth. “This is only the second time in the history of the school for 100 percent graduation. What a finish!”

Of the 61 graduates, 41 achieved one of more college certificates and two obtained their 2-year degree. Caldwell Middle College students focus on areas in Career Technical Education and have the opportunity to earn national industry standard credentials to jump start their postsecondary studies or workforce pursuits.

Suddreth added that these students work toward certification in areas such as nursing, electrical engineering, and advanced technologies: “They can add credentialing to their resume and further their opportunities for academic advancement and professional growth.”

At the Caldwell Career Center Middle College High School graduation held on May 19th at the JE Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir, graduates earned 2,417 college credits valued at $183,692 (not including the textbook costs), a sizeable savings for their parents, and the Middle College Class of 2017 was awarded $308,000 in scholarship money to be used in their continuation of college studies.

About the Caldwell Career Center Middle College
The Caldwell Career Center Middle College is a magnet high school located on the campus of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. The school opened in 1999 as a half-day program teaching specific career-technical courses directly tied to the local and regional economy. When it opened, the Career Center was the first high school in North Carolina on a college campus. In the fall of 2006, the Caldwell Career Center Middle College became a full-day program offering high school students the opportunity to complete their course of study, declare a technical major, earn national industry standard credentials, prepare for postsecondary study, and graduate in four years with a high school diploma and as much as one year of college credit toward their two-year degree.

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