The Gaston County Board of Education plans to establish a new Career Academy at Hunter Huss High School.
The Career Academy will combine an intense focus on academics in the core subject areas with opportunities to explore a variety of career fields.
In addition to receiving career training on the Hunter Huss campus, students will be able to take advantage of programs through our Career and College Promise partnership with Gaston College.
The Career Academy program is a result of input from our Career and Technical Education (CTE) Oversight Committee, business leaders, parents, and the community to provide more professional training options for our students.
Career and Technical Education programs like the Career Academy at Hunter Huss make it possible for students to take rigorous academic classes and career-oriented classes that concentrate on job training. Students have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience through specialized programs, internships, industry certification, and workforce credentials.
Hunter Huss will begin the transition from an International Baccalaureate School to the Career Academy so students can take advantage of the excellent academic and career options during the 2016-2017 academic year.
We are very excited about the new Career Academy. It will be a dynamic program that provides many academic and career-focused possibilities for our students at Hunter Huss High School.
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W. Jeffrey Booker, Superintendent of Gaston County Schools, has earned the prestigious Southwest Region Superintendent of the Year recognition for 2016-2017. Superintendents in the Southwest Region, which includes 11 public school districts in nine counties across the greater Charlotte area, selected Booker for the honor. He will compete against other regional winners for the North Carolina Superintendent of the Year title.
Gaston County Schools has 33 students in the Class of 2016 who have achieved valedictorian or salutatorian honors. Each valedictorian and salutatorian were recognized during high school graduation. The senior with the highest weighted grade point average (GPA) is selected valedictorian and the senior with the second-highest weighted GPA is chosen salutatorian. When students are tied for first or second in the class, co-valedictorian and co-salutatorian honors are presented.
This year, Gaston County Schools has seven seniors in the Class of 2016 who have achieved perfect attendance for their entire school career, kindergarten through twelfth grade. The students were recognized during their high school graduation ceremony for having perfect attendance and received a plaque from the Gaston County Board of Education. Each year, the Board of Education honors graduating seniors who achieve perfect attendance for either 12 years or 13 years.
Shovels full of red dirt celebrated the start of work on Gaston County’s newest elementary school as students, school officials, and elected representatives took part in a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, June 6. The ceremony was held at Pleasant Ridge Elementary School where the new school will be built on a 13-acre site adjoining the existing campus. The school is scheduled to open next fall.
Gaston County Schools will operate again this summer on a four-day, 10-hours a day work week beginning Monday, June 13. School and central level offices will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. All offices will be closed on Friday. Offices will be closed Monday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. Summer hours run through Friday, August 5.