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New Century Scholars

New Century Scholars (NCS) is a program that provides last-dollar college tuition and textbook fee support to Isothermal Community College to selected students from Rutherford and Polk Counties. Students are selected for NCS at the end of 6th grade and begin participation in the 7th grade and continue throughout middle and high school. The NCS program is designed to improve academic readiness, bolster student persistence toward high school graduation, and increase the rate of college attendance. New Century Scholars learn to set high expectations for themselves and work hard to reach their goals. Candidates are selected based on classroom effort, positive attitude and desire for education, and good behavior and character. Once a student joins NCS, they are expected to comply with school attendance regulations, meet grade requirements, follow school guidelines regarding behavior, complete volunteer service hours each year, renew the NCS contractual agreement annually, remain drug and alcohol free, and exhibit good citizenship.
NCS STUDENTS: Volunteer hours will be turned in at the end of April (or before, if you complete all your required hours). See Mrs. Powell for information on the volunteer hours card.