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  • Fall Sports Tryouts

    • Volleyball - August 1st - 3rd 5-7 pm
    • Soccer - August 1st - 3rd 4-6 pm
    • Tennis - August 1st - August 3rd 4-6 pm @ Bradley Center

    The required forms for sports participation are available on the Athletic Director page under HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS. Please click the Athletic  Announcements page for more information and for other sports.

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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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  • Highland FBLA Students Recognized by Board of Education

    Highland FBLA students who attended and competed at the National Conference this past summer received certificates from the Board of Education at Monday's Board Meeting. The Chapter received a certificate for receiving the Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit at Nationals. 


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District News

  • Pleasant Ridge makes its debut during ceremony

    Clutching a pair of oversized scissors and surrounded by school leaders, a quartet of students cut the red ribbon on Sunday to signify the official opening of Pleasant Ridge Elementary School. Hundreds of people applauded as Superintendent of Schools W. Jeffrey Booker proclaimed the new school open to the public. The ribbon cutting was the finale act for the school’s debut during the festive grand opening ceremony.

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  • Bobbie Cavnar earns national recognition

    Once again, Bobbie Cavnar is being honored for his outstanding efforts in the classroom. Cavnar is among 38 educators from across the United States who will receive the prestigious Award for Teaching Excellence sponsored by the California Casualty insurance company. The award will be presented in February 2018 during the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala in Washington, D.C.

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  • 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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  • School Orientation and Open House List

    Schools across Gaston County are conducting Back-To-School Orientation and Open House programs for students and parents leading up to the first day of school on Monday, August 28. Click here for the Orientation and Open House List.
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  • The first day of school is Monday, August 28


    The first day of school for students in Gaston County Schools is Monday, August 28. 

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  • Thank you for donating school supplies

    We would like to thank everyone who left school supplies at your mailbox on Saturday, August 19 for pick up by the U.S. Postal Service.  The collection events were part of the annual "School Tools" campaign.  There is still time to donate.  You may drop off supplies at Ashley Furniture, Showmars Restaurant, the Gaston County Schools Central Office, or the school in your neighborhood.
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  • Mentor training session is August 30

    Gaston County Schools will conduct a mentor training session on Wednesday, August 30 at 9:00 a.m. at the Gaston Regional Chamber, 601 W Franklin Blvd, Gastonia. To register, call the Business Partnership Office, (704) 866-6329.
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  • Highland School of Technology
    1600 North Morris Street
    Gastonia , NC 28052
    704-866-6105 - fax
    Denise McLean, Principal

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