CHEOP Pre-College Advising

High school students and parents many contact CHEOP staff to navigate the road map to college and health professional careers.  Click here to schedule your advisement session.


CHEOP Pre-College Expo

The Pre-College Expo & Symposium provides students and staff from any high school age Pre-College Access Program an opportunity to collaboratively learn about key topics for college-bound students. Click here to learn more.


NC-HCAP | Health Careers Day on the Hill (HCDOTH)

For North Carolina high school students interested in the health sciences, Health Careers Day on the Hill is their opportunity to discover how to break into the health care field. The program is held on the UNC campus each fall. Presentations by representatives from UNC’s health professional schools expose students to various health careers and UNC admissions officers provide valuable college preparation information. Click here to learn more.


NC-HCAP | Health Careers Information and Enrichment Worskshop (HCIE)

The HCIE Workshop is a hands-on outreach program for students in grades 5-12, designed to stimulate their interest in health career professions. Each two-hour workshop is highly interactive with a focus on small group and cooperative learning activities that facilitate discussions about health careers, goal-setting, improving academic skills, and preparing for college and health professions schools. Workshops are FREE to pre-college educational institutions and organizations across the state. You can schedule an HCIE for your organization. Click here to learn more.


NC-HCAP | Health Science and Leadership Academy (HSALA)

For rising North Carolina high school sophomores interested in the health sciences, the Health Science and Leadership Academy is a year long academic program to expose and prepare students for a career in the health professions. Click here to learn more.


NC-HCAP | Health Professionals Forum (HPF)

An annual event that brings North Carolina’s high-school students together to learn more about the vast opportunities available in the health professions.  The Forum educates students about health problems disproportionately affecting underrepresented and disadvantaged populations, the need for greater numbers of minority health professionals, and the steps they can take to pursue health careers. Click here to learn more.


NC-HCAP | Inspirational Speakers in Science (ISIS) Lectures

The Inspirational Speakers in Science Lecture exposes high school students to prominent minority health professionals and scientists who draw upon their personal experiences and share stories to inspire and motivate students to achieve their personal and professional goals. This event is held in conjunction with our Health Professions Forum during the NC AHEC Program’s Future Leaders in Health Care Conference. Click here to learn more.


TRiO | Upward Bound Program

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families, and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

Upward Bound projects provide academic instruction in mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, and foreign languages. Tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, work-study programs, education or counseling services are designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students. Programs and activities are specially designed for students who are limited English proficient, students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education, students with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youths, students who are in foster care or are aging out of foster care system or other disconnected students. Click here to learn more.