Our Vision and Mission


All high school students will be prepared for, have access to, and succeed in quality college courses.


Advancing quality college courses for high school students.

We believe that:

  • Rigorous standards ensure program quality
  • NACEP Accreditation affirms excellence
  • NACEP membership provides vital collegial interaction and support
  • Professional development enhances successful outcomes
  • All high school students who demonstrate readiness should have access to college courses
  • Strong partnerships foster seamless education
  • Advocacy and research build sustainability and success


  • Support language in Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to include Concurrent Enrollment programs as a viable form of access to college for all students.
  • Support Concurrent Enrollment programs ensuring that ALL students in good standing have equal access to engage in college classes providing academic rigor for a more meaningful high school experience.
  • Support access to federal appropriations funding for Concurrent Enrollment programs.
  • Support partner institutions in ongoing professional development of high school Concurrent Enrollment instructors in the continuous improvement process.
  • Support adherence to an accepted set of national standards that ensure quality Concurrent Enrollment programs.
  • Support ongoing, documented research and evaluation of students, faculty, schools, and colleges in Concurrent Enrollment programs to provide continuous program improvement and the most effective state and federal policies.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

On September 25, 2018, the following Diversity and Inclusion Statement was adopted by the NACEP of Board of Directors:

NACEP is committed to intentionally creating a diverse and fair environment for work and learning, and fostering open, inclusive communication within the organization and membership. NACEP prohibits discrimination in all NACEP activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran and military status, marital and parental status, disability, or political affiliation. NACEP is committed to drawing strength from our differences and building on our similarities for the advancement of the organization.