What is iSchool?

UNCG iSchool = opportunity. An opportunity for students to ignite their passion for learning and for high schools to further inspire and motivate their students. UNCG iSchool is a collaboration between UNCG and select North Carolina high schools, allowing select high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to earn college credit while still in high school. Since 1997, UNCG has partnered with schools throughout the state of North Carolina, helping students prepare for college.

UNCG iSchool = access. Students take select UNCG online college courses during the day at their high school campus, with online instruction provided by UNCG professors (instructors). There is no charge to students for taking these college courses. Provided students earn a grade of C or better, college credits can be transferred to other regionally accredited institutions.*

UNCG iSchool = support. Students are exposed to a challenging college curriculum in an online environment. With nearly 20 years of dual enrollment experience, we know how to assist students in balancing and transitioning between the demands of high school and college.

*UNCG is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is part of the nationally recognized UNC system.


REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2016 is open through January 15, 2016.
See REGISTER page for instructions and course selection.

Why UNCG iSchool?

Why should you consider UNCG iSchool? Put another way, what's in it for you? There are many advantages to online learning through UNCG iSchool!

Your UNCG iSchool courses fit your schedule.

You're still a part of your high school environment, complete with your friends and social activities. You get the best of both worlds.

You bring your mind and motivation. UNCG iSchool and your school provide the rest.

Your high school provides the computer, high-speed Internet connection and an adult at your school who facilitates your iSchool participation. UNCG iSchool provides the instructor, textbooks, and additional support services.

You'll be a step ahead.

You'll have experience engaging in online discussions, working collaboratively with classmates at a distance, and conducting research online.

With the growing number of hybrid and online courses at colleges and universities, you are improving your tech skills as part of your high school experience.

You'll be noticed!

Every voice is heard online. Raise your virtual hand and participate at greater levels in your class.

You are taking actual college courses.

These are the same online courses that degree-seeking UNCG students take. Our courses require you to engage in critical thinking, analysis, synthesis and knowledge application. Our instructors/professors love to teach! They’ve worked with us in designing every aspect of the course.

Our courses are not just a website.

Each UNCG iSchool course uses a variety of web tools that will keep you engaged in the course. These tools include simulations, glossaries and interactive maps.

You have our support.

Dual enrollment means that you receive the support from both your high school and UNCG (instructors, writing center, library, etc.).

Is Online Learning for Me?

No one knows you better than you. As you think about enrolling in an online course, ask yourself these questions.

Am I motivated?

Self-motivation, self-discipline and organization are key attributes for success in the online environment.

Am I comfortable with current technology?

In addition to updating your Facebook page, responding to Twitter and posting a photo to Instagram, are you open to increasing your online research skill level?

Our courses employ a variety of web tools including, simulations, glossaries and interactive maps.

Can I express myself well in writing?

When given more than 140 characters to tell your story, are your sentences well constructed? You should have confidence in your writing abilities and enjoy reading.

Can I manage my time effectively?

We understand that young adults are busy. Between school, extracurricular activities, work and other demands, your schedule may be full. However, there's no room for procrastination in college-level courses.

Participating High Schools

UNCG iSchool is partnering with North Carolina New Schools to serve high-need students in rural areas through the federal grant North Carolina Investing in Rural Innovative Schools (NC iRIS). Under NC iRIS, 18 schools have been chosen to participate in UNCG iSchool as part of its effort to "expose students to a college-ready culture and create new opportunities for all students to graduate from high school with some college credit."

  • Alleghany High School
  • Chase High School
  • East Bladen High School
  • East Rutherford High School
  • East Surry High School
  • Hertford County High School
  • Jones Senior High School
  • Madison High School
  • Mountain Heritage High School
  • North Surry High School
  • Northside High School
  • Riverside High School
  • Rutherfordton-Spindale Central High School
  • South Creek High School
  • Southside High School
  • Warren County High School
  • Washington High School
  • West Bladen High School