Building strategic partnerships to strengthen our local communities through college access and success

The Office of College Access Partnerships supports students from the Appalachian region of NC to find their own unique path to postsecondary education and achieve their dreams. We accomplish this by supporting the work of teachers, counselors, and educators, along with providing direct services to students. Learn more

Student Programs

Student Programs

Learn more about how students can take advantage of the transformative opportunities and experiences offered through College Access Partnerships' programs and services.

Educator Support

Educator Support

Are you a teacher? See how we provide educators in western NC access to support and resources through grants, programming, and professional development opportunities

Making an Impact

Making an Impact

We design and implement services that impact students, families, and educators in our region and state. Learn how we are making a difference in the communities we serve.

Latest News

Katherine Minton, adviser Alexander Central High School

“I don’t know…”
May 20, 2024

I stayed pretty consistent with my answer whenever I was asked what I wanted to do with my life, “I don’t know” with an un

Gabby Galvan, adviser North Henderson High School

Because We Have a Purpose
May 13, 2024

Growing up in a multicultural household provided me with a unique perspective, seamlessly transitioning between two worlds until my introduc

Kenley Jackson, Adviser at Alleghany High School

What The CAC Has Done For Me: What the CAC Has Allowed Me to Be
May 7, 2024

For a moment I would like to tell you a story about a girl’s journey from self-doubt to unshakeable confidence and how it

Strategic Partners

We believe the best way for our region to grow economically is to educate our students beyond high school. We build strategic partnerships that support our mission to strengthen local communities through college access and success. Our partners include community businesses and organizations, higher education and western NC school districts.