Welcome Letter from Principal
Welcome. We are dedicated to preparing each and every student for life beyond high school, no matter what path that is. We encourage everyone to become active in the many, varied activities we offer whether it be sports, band, clubs, community service projects, or plays. We have something for everyone!
Academically, we have a variety of AP classes and very rigorous courses, in math, science, English, social studies and world language. Along with these core classes we have CTE (Career and Technical Education) classes with some new offerings including gaming design, Adobe Visual Design, culinary arts, child development, and public safety. We also have many online opportunities and the College and Career Promise Program, which allows students to earn college credits while enrolled in high school. (More information is available about the College and Career Promise Program on our district website www.daretolearn.org.)
To help our students achieve, our school is on its fifth year of our one-on-one initiative, making a Chromebook available to each student.
The many accomplishments and achievements of our students reflect a shared dedication by our staff, students, parents and community to provide the best learning opportunities for all of our young people. Our school grade received from the State this past year was A. This is the second year in a row to achieve that status. We were one of the very few schools in North Carolina to achieve this designation. We have exceeded growth for 4 consecutive years and expect to do so again. We continue to work toward that end by the use of Intervention Time (IT), Saturday School, and computer-assisted programs.
Our website is one of the several new tools to promote parent and community engagement in the academic, athletic and artistic endeavors of our young people and celebrating in their successes. Additionally, you can access student attendance and academic progress through the parent portal of PowerSchool.
Good luck and have a very productive year!