Private High School Options in Durham and Wake Counties
Neuse Christian Academy
7600 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh
Call or email to schedule a tour.
North Raleigh Christian Academy
7300 Perry Creek Rd., Raleigh
Open House: Dec. 11 at 7:00 pm. (more dates listed on website)
Register for the Open House online or call.
St. David's School
3400 White Oak Rd., Raleigh
Tours/Info Session.: Jan 23, Feb. 6 and 20, March 13 and 27, April 10 and 24 9:30 am
Register for a Tour or Open House online or call.
Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill
4011 Pickett Rd., Durham
Tour dates: Nov. 7 at 7:00 pm, Dec. 4, Jan. 9 at 9:15
Register for the Open House online or call.
Wake Christian Academy
5500 Wake Academy Dr., Raleigh
Call or use the web contact form to schedule a visit.
Word of God Christian Academy
3000 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh
Call to schedule a visit.
Public High School Options in Durham County
Durham Public Schools
DPS Website: www.dpsnc.net
Durham Public Schools has an excellent website with loads of information on each school. Here in the two columns to the right is just a little information gleaned from that site to get you started researching the public school options in Durham County.
For complete school profiles, career pathways, and state ABC ratings, visit the two school profile lists online:
To enroll in the traditional school in your current school district, get an application from the DPS website, the school, or the Office of Student Assignment, gather the other supporting documentation, and submit the packet directly to the school.
To enroll in a traditional school outside your current school district (for a specific Career Pathway) or a School of Choice, get an application from the DPS website, the school, or the Office of Student Assignment after the Winter Break. Students are assigned by lottery. Lotteries are conducted in early March, and students are notified in mid-March of their assignments. Subsequent lotteries are held with the original application pool to assign students to declined slots from the first lottery.
Questions: Questions about enrollment in any DPS school can be directed to the Office of Student Assignment, (919) 560- 2059.
Durham Charter Schools
State Office of Charter Schools Website: www.ncpublicschools.org/charterschools
Charter schools are public schools managed by entities other than Durham Public Schools. Charter schools are free, and students are selected by lottery. For a full list of charter schools in other counties visit the state Office of Charter Schools website.
Charter School Enrollment:
Charter schools have their own enrollment processes. To enroll in a charter school, go to the school website, click on the Admissions tab, and follow the instructions.
Research Triangle High School
The mission of the Research Triangle High School is to increase access to globally competitive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education for students and teachers across North Carolina, by incubating, proving and scaling innovative models of teaching and learning. Our goal at RTHS will be to graduate young people who are both prepared for college-level studies, and have learned how to demonstrate the 21st century skills that Research Triangle Park (RTP) companies seek.
Address: 10 Park Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC
Voyager Academy High School
The mission of Voyager Academy is to provide students an academically challenging and supportive learning environment. Staff utilizes experiential and traditional learning strategies so that students become responsible, engaged, and innovative members of society. The school’s expectation is that all students, working with
dedicated faculty and family, will excel academically and socially.
Address: 4302 Ben Franklin Blvd., Durham, NC
Hillsborough Charter School
Eno River Academy
Eno River Academy (formerly Orange Charter School) is a tuition-free, public charter school serving students in grades K-11. We are expanding an additional grade each year until reaching K-12 by the 2018-2019 academic year.
Address:1100 NC Highway 57 North
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone (919) 644-6272
Fax (919) 644-6275
DPS Traditional Schools
Hillside High School
A participatory, interactive, educational community to meet the developmental needs -- academic, physical, emotional, social, economic, and moral -- of high school students.
Career Pathways: Computer Applications, Computer Accounting, Marketing, Apparel Development, Electronics, Computer Engineering, Early Childhood Education, Cosmetology, Foods, Army ROTC
Jordan High School
Provide students with the opportunity to explore a body of knowledge, to develop academic, physical, and social skills,
and to practice thinking and decision-making processes in an open and orderly environment.
Career Pathways: Animal Science, Agricultural Biotechnology, Computer Applications, Marketing, Printing Graphics, Apparel Development, Housing and Interior Design, Foods
Northern High School
Strives to ensure that students achieve at their highest potential, regardless of gender, ethnicity, ability, or socio-economic status. Provides a safe environment for learning where every student makes continuous progress and is prepared for a productive future.
Career Pathways: Computer Applications, Marketing, Sports & Entertainment Marketing, Construction Technologies, Architectural Drafting, Early Childhood Education, Culinary Arts, Foods, Automotive Technologies, Air Force ROTC
Riverside High School
Each student is valued as an individual and has the opportunity and responsibility to identify and pursue his/her own abilities, interests, and goals. Graduation has meaning, and all graduates should read, write, speak and solve problems at least at the 12th grade level, be proficient in using technology, and be able to work in a collaborative manner. Values are emphasized, and the following values are intentionally fostered and promoted in all aspects of school life: citizenship, courage, fairness, honesty, kindness, perseverance, respect, responsibility, and self-discipline.
Career Pathways: Computer Applications, Computer Accounting, Marketing, Apparel Development, Housing and Interior Design, Computer Engineering, Pre-Engineering Option, Engineering Drafting, Foods, Air Force ROTC
Southern School of Energy & Sustainability
Strives to create a student-centered, comprehensive school plan that is culturally diverse, print-rich, academically stimulating, motivating, and dedicated to the developmental needs of the total child.
Career Pathways: Computer Applications, Computer Accounting, Marketing, Apparel Development, Construction Technologies, Electrical Trades, Architectural Drafting, Masonry, Allied Health, Pre-Medical Option, Early Childhood Education, Culinary Arts, Foods, Automotive Technologies
The mission of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM), an intellectually stimulating, diverse, and collaborative community, is to educate academically talented students to become state, national, and global leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
NCSSM is a free, public, residential high school for juniors and seniors. It is consistently rated among the top 100 high schools in the nation by Newsweek. Although NCSSM is for juniors and seniors, its open house events welcome 8th grade families, so students and parents can get to know the school and plan for the last two years of high school. Graduates of NCSSM are recruited by and offered scholarships to top national and international universities.
Address: 1219 Broad St., Durham, NC
Enrollment: 680 juniors and seniors Register for an Open House online.
DPS "Schools of Choice"
City of Medicine Academy
A high school program that provides a four-year health career curriculum for students interested in pursuing health care careers.
Durham School of the Arts
Helps students from diverse backgrounds to fully realize their individual academic and creative capacities through a rigorous educational program emphasizing visual and performing arts.
Durham Performance Learning Center
Offers students the opportunity for online learning with internships and job shadowing in a unique setting. The Durham Performance Learning Center, located in Holton Career & Resource Center, features small classes where students work online at their own pace.
Hillside New Tech High School
Promises to effectively engage students in preparing for careers in engineering by using project-based learning with technology embedded in the projects. The school offers computer engineering
and electronics courses, as well as advanced science courses in a variety of areas.
Holton Career and Resources Center
As an extension of the regular high school program, any DPS student may apply for programs at the Career Center that provide both training and instruction focused on traditional and new emerging industries. The Career Center provides students the opportunity to earn industry standard certifications or significant progress towards completion of certification requirements. Take core classes at your base high school and then drive to the Career Center for
specialty courses taught from midday into the evening hours.
Middle College High School @ DTCC
Enables students to accelerate their program of study and receive higher education credit, by providing an academically rigorous experience in a smaller and collegiate environment.
School for Creative Studies
The School for Creative Studies is a school serving students in grades 6-12. The theme centers around media, design, and communication arts, and the school operates on a year-round calendar.
Southern School of Engineering
Provides each student with the physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills needed to compete in a 21st century global market.
*Note that both schools at Southern are listed with an enrollment of 1039. Perhaps this is a figure for combined enrollment.