About the Academy

  • Now more than ever, industries need highly-skilled employees who have knowledge and training in technology and engineering, and they are looking to high school students as the next generation of tech-savvy professionals who can meet the demand.   

    The Technology and Industrial Engineering Academy is focused on preparing students for promising careers in engineering, technology, and industry-based professions such as masonry, carpentry, and advanced manufacturing.  

    Students can take courses in nine career clusters: architecture and construction; business management and administration; health sciences; manufacturing; arts, audio/visual technology, and communications; information technology; and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).  Plus, students can take advantage of internships and make connections with leaders in the local workforce.

    Students from outside the Bessemer City attendance area who will be in the ninth grade for the 2023-2024 school year may apply for this program.  A lottery process will be used to determine the 30 ninth grade students who will attend (from outside the Bessemer City attendance area).  Limited space is available for students who will be in the tenth grade for the 2023-2024 school year.

    You can learn more about the Technology and Industrial Engineering Academy @ Bessemer City High School by reviewing the resources on this webpage. If you have questions or need additional information, please send us an email: schoolchoice@gaston.k12.nc.us.

    Technology and Industrial Engineering

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School Choice Fair

  • Our 2023 School Choice Fair will be held at the Gastonia Conference Center on Friday, February 3 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, February 4 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

    This is an opportunity for students and parents to drop in and learn about the 22 school choice/magnet school programs that are available in Gaston County Schools.  

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