North Carolina students who are ready for college and career will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind that are required to successfully complete entry-level, credit bearing college courses, participate in certificate or workplace training programs, and enter economically sustainable career pathways.” 

Dear Students and Parents:

The Stanly County Schools  High School Handbook is designed to provide students with useful information for making decisions about available programs, high school course selections, graduation requirements, and other useful helpful suggestions for ensuring a successful academic experience in high school.


The handbook contains an explanation of courses of study for high school.  Students will be offered the Future-Ready Core Course of Study, which is part of the High School Exit Standards mandated by the State Board of Education.  The Occupational Course of Study will continue to be made available for certain students with disabilities who have an Individualized Education Plan.


The handbook will help students select the courses they need as they plan their high school education.  This plan involves making several important decisions.  Each student is an individual with different needs, interests, and personal goals.  These differences should be taken into consideration when selecting courses for each year of high school.


Students and parents should study the information in this electronic handbook carefully and select courses wisely. Information on specific courses and requirements can be accessed by clicking on the tabs on the left. Course descriptions and explanations are designed to help students identify the curriculum plan that best fits their needs. All courses are open to all students. Once courses are selected, students will remain in those courses for an entire semester.  Students will not be allowed to change course selections except under highly extenuating circumstances.


Please complete registration carefully. Be sure to list alternates for all elective courses.  If the electives chosen are not available, students will be placed in courses at the discretion of the principal and/or counselors.  The High School Education Plan, which is signed by both the student and parent, is a contract indicating the student’s agreement to participate in the selected courses or alternate courses, if necessary.  


If you have questions or concerns regarding course selection, please do not hesitate to contact a school guidance counselor.

The Stanly County School System is committed to the policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, or handicapping conditions.

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