Curriculum Leaders' Update

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December 5, 2017

Curriculum Leaders' Update

K-12 Standards, Curriculum and Instruction



Welcome to NCDPI Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Stacey Wilson-Norman


Effective November 1, 2017, Dr. Stacey Wilson-Norman began her service as the Chief Academic Officer with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Dr. Wilson-Norman has almost 25 years of experience and has held numerous leadership positions in public education. She has served as a teacher, principal and central office administrator. 


During her distinguished career as an educator, Dr. Wilson-Norman has received many notable accolades, multiple recognitions and served on varied boards and organizations. She has been recognized as Principal of the Year for Durham Public Schools, Central Office Administrator of the Year by the North Carolina Middle School Association, and served on the boards of Communities in Schools, The Partnership for Children, and Made in Durham. 


Prior to joining the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Dr. Wilson-Norman served Durham Public Schools as the Deputy Superintendent of Academics Services. Additionally, she has successfully provided leadership in varied roles in Durham and Wake Counties. Dr. Wilson-Norman has also taught graduate level courses at North Carolina Central and Gardner-Webb Universities. 


Dr. Wilson-Norman holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Public Administration and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration both from North Carolina Central University and a Doctorate from Gardner-Webb University.

 2018-19 School Year Course Codes Now Available

New Courses


The new 2018-19 School Year course codes are now available for scheduling in PowerSchool and the Master List can be viewed at: The new course list includes additional Cambridge courses, CTE local course options (LCO), and elective OCS/ECS high school courses. Additionally, the following EC elective courses have been added for the current school year:

·       North Carolina Elective Health, Safety, and Independent Living (9390AX0)

·       North Carolina Vocational Preparation (9391AX0)


CTE CCP Non-CAA Courses


As a reminder, all Career and College Promise (CCP) CTE courses that are not on the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) have been removed. The specific courses that have been removed can be viewed here, and the guidance on how to schedule these courses as a CTE generic career cluster course can be viewed here.



College Courses Less than 3 Semester Hours


Pursuant to North Carolina State Board of Education Policy CCRE-001 § 2.6, all college courses less than 3 semester hours shall receive 0 high school credit beginning with the 2018-19 academic school year. To implement this new policy, all previous college courses with less than 3 semester hours have been removed, and new generic course codes have been generated as identified below:

·       University Less than 3 Sem Hrs Course (0U612X0)

·       Comm College Less than 3 Sem Hrs Course (0C552X0)

·       Comm College CTE Less than 3 Sem Hrs Course (CW002X0)


Introducing the Virtual Implementation Kit

Explore the new resources and learn how to use them. Join NCDPI ELA consultants for professional development on the new resources developed by NC educators for supporting the implementation of the 2017 standards. 


The attachment provides more information and the locations/dates/links.


Stay Connected

K-12 Standards, Curriculum, and Instruction Division 


Visit our division website HERE

Christie Lynch Ebert, Interim Director


Amy Betsill Bain, Division Administrative Assistant

K-12 Standards, Curriculum, and Instruction Division
6341 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC  27699-6300
919-807-3826 (fax)


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