The district operates three high schools, four middle schools, eleven elementary schools, a school for young people being treated at UNC Hospital and an alternative high school. These schools serve more than 12,000 students.
Established in 1909, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) has created a legacy of success for students accompanied by the confidence of our community. CHCCS is one of two public school systems in Orange County, North Carolina. CHCCS is located near the flagship campus of the University of North Carolina (UNC) and the world-renowned Research Triangle Park (RTP). The district operates three high schools, four middle schools, eleven elementary schools, a school for young people being treated at UNC Hospital and an alternative high school. These schools serve more than 12,000 students.
The greatest resource in CHCCS is its employees. CHCCS is consistently ranked as one of the top school districts in North Carolina in many academic measures including test performance, graduation rates and SAT/ACT scores. It is also among the highest in per-pupil funding. The district additionally employs over 250 nationally certified teachers. At the middle and high school levels, 100 percent of our classes are taught by highly qualified teachers, and 99% of our elementary teachers carry that designation. Forty-three percent of our teachers hold advanced degrees. CHCCS is committed to the growth, development and care of its employees.
CHCCS offers a competitive and comprehensive salary and benefits package. CHCCS also invests in the professional development of its employees. CHCCS offers signing bonuses for teachers that are fully licensed in the areas of Math, Science and Exceptional Children. CHCCS also offers signing bonuses for our bus drivers. Our goal is to recruit the best and the brightest!
Beginning teachers in CHCCS participate in a support group, meeting monthly in teachers' classrooms focusing on issues/topics of significance to those new to the profession. Social events are also included. Our district offers a strong mentoring program with one-on-one mentors provided for all initially licensed teachers for the first three years of teaching. Mentors must participate in a mentor training program. In addition to the traditional mentoring program, the district also offers a Peer Assistance and Consulting program which provides two experienced teachers to work one-on-one with both beginning and experienced teachers requesting additional support.
CHCCS is committed to its students and their growth. CHCCS empowers, engages and inspires its students. We are always seeking additional programs to introduce our students to opportunities to learn about teaching or working in our school district; to empower our students with opportunities to learn more about careers in education, and to inspire them to become educators of the future in our school district.
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