WINTERVILLE, NC (WNCT) – Pitt Community College students graduate at all ages, even at 15.
“I’m Charles Goodman, I’m 15 years old, and I’ve completed my associates in science.”
Charles is the youngest person to graduate from Pitt Community College. He earned his degree through the College and Career Promise College Transfer Pathway.
“I qualified to take enough classes at Pitt Community College, so then over the summers and over the fall, spring, summer, fall, spring, I was able to take 2-3 bonus classes on top of my regular workload, to be able to get the credits needed to graduate.”
But even with a college degree, Charles is still in high school.
“My new school has their own requirements. So I still have to complete all of those classes.”
The CCP program is available to all high school juniors and seniors in North Carolina public schools.
“There are many children now in Pitt county who are taking high school mathematics courses while they are in elementary school,” said Charles’ father, Charles Goodman, a physics and astronomy professor at PCC. “Therefore they’re going to start going to become eligible to take the classes here at Pitt and so that was the path that Charlie was fortunate enough to take.”
Charles may have paved the path, but he hopes other students will follow.