Best High Schools in North Carolina

North Carolina high school graduation requirements call for more than 20 credits in various subjects. Students do not need to take world language courses to graduate, but according to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, students must take a minimum of two language credits to be admitted into any of the schools within the University of North [...]

Charlotte-area charter, district high schools take U.S. News honors

Three Mecklenburg County high schools – two north suburban charter schools and Providence High in south Charlotte – ranked among the nation’s best on U.S. News & World Report’s annual “best high schools” list. Lake Norman Charter School in Huntersville had the region’s highest rating, based on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate scores, graduation rates [...]

Washington Post ranks Raleigh Charter top NC high school

RALEIGH - Twenty-seven Triangle schools made The Washington Post’s 2016 list of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.” The top school in North Carolina was Raleigh Charter High School, which ranked No. 125 on the list of nearly 2,300 public and private high schools. Six other Triangle high schools were ranked within the top 500 nationally. Read More

Charter school advocates push for equitable funding in Colorado

As the lawmaking session winds down, charter school advocates in the Colorado Legislature introduced two bills this week aimed at establishing what they call equitable funding for the state’s 108,000 public charter school students. SB 188 would require that local school districts share extra property tax revenue equally among traditional public schools and charter public [...]

Charter High School Grads Persist in College, Earn Higher Salaries

In a finding that is certain to stir the debate on the merits of charter schools, a new study has found that charter high school graduates persist in college at higher rates and also earn higher salaries in their mid-20s than students who graduated from traditional public high schools. Specifically, the study found that charter [...]

State school issues highlighted

Legislators will return to Raleigh in just a few weeks for the short session of the North Carolina General Assembly, which will kick off April 25, and during that session, local school board members were told recently a number of issues could raise which will affect education at the local level. During the Elkin City Schools [...]

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