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  • Freshman Orientation and Open House

     
    Monday, August 21
     
    Freshman Orientation, 2:30 p.m.
     
    Open House, 5:00p.m.
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  • Volleyball Tryouts

    For more information on Volleyball Tryouts, please see Coach All's Website.

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  • Highland Recognized for 100% Graduation Rate

    Highland was recognized at a luncheon with North Carolina's State Superintendent Dr. June Atkinson for 100% graduation rate for the class of 2016.

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  • Highland SAT Scores Climb

    For the second consecutive year, the Highland School of Technology surpassed the state and national averages in all three SAT tested subject areas (math, verbal and writing). Highland's SAT scores increased by 36 points over last years scores. Highland’s overall score of 1586 is some 100 points higher than the state and national averages. 

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District News

  • Academy offers online learning for grades 6-8


    In August, Gaston County Schools will launch its first online school. The Gaston County Virtual Academy is for grades 6-8 and offers personalized learning and schedule flexibility. The school features a blended model of instruction with online classes and some face-to-face enrichment activities. It’s free and ideal for students in a homeschool setting.

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  • Board approves principal appointments for 2017-2018


    The Gaston County Board of Education has approved the appointment of principals at 10 schools for the 2017-2018 academic year. The appointments are effective July 1.

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  • Hunter Huss graduate wins mentoring scholarship


    Demarquis Logan is quick to tell you that the Gaston County Schools mentoring program changed his life. Logan became involved in mentoring seven years ago as a student at Brookside Elementary School. He recently graduated from Hunter Huss High School and is looking toward the future with a mentoring scholarship in hand.

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  • High schools name valedictorians and salutatorians


    Gaston County Schools has 24 students in the Class of 2017 who have achieved valedictorian or salutatorian honors. The valedictorian and salutatorian were recognized during each 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.

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Announcements

  • Summer Hours

     

    Gaston County Schools will operate again this summer on a four-day, 10-hours a day work week beginning Monday, June 19. 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 Tuesday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. Summer hours run through Friday, August 11.

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  • Free lunches available this summer

     
    This summer at locations across Gaston County, breakfast and lunch meals will be provided for children. It’s easy to find the location closest to you. Just text FOOD to 877877. When prompted, submit your zip code and you will receive a reply with the locations in your area. The free meals are provided through the Summer Feeding Program that is in place to ensure that no child goes hungry while away from school over the summer. Click here for a list of locations.
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  • Virtual Academy applications accepted 


    We will accept applications throughout the summer for the new Gaston County Virtual Academy, which is designed especially for middle school students (grades 6-8) who could benefit from school flexibility and personalized online learning. The Virtual Academy is ideal for students currently enrolled in home school programs, students who need a flexible school schedule because of athletics and other competitive activities, or students who experience difficulty with the transition from elementary school to middle school. Click here for more information and to apply online.

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  • Curriculum and Instruction Committee Meeting 

     
    The Gaston County Schools Curriculum and Instruction Committee will meet Tuesday, July 25 at 4:30 p.m. at 943 Osceola Street, Gastonia. Click here for the agenda.
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    1600 North Morris Street
    Gastonia , NC 28052
    704-810-8816
    704-866-6105 - fax
     
    Denise McLean, Principal

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