Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) is one of two public school systems in Orange County, NC. Our mission is to ensure that all students acquire the knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes to achieve their learning potential.

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Upcoming Events: Board Meeting, March 5

Changes to the School Year Calendar / El Calendario del año escolar incluye los siguientes cambios

Progress Reports Available in February and March / Reportes de progreso disponibles en febrero y marzo


Credit by Demonstrated Mastery - Under the state’s new Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) option, uniquely qualified students may “test out” or bypass a course if they have mastered the content.

2013-14 Expenditure Data - State ABC Transfers that were 5% or higher of our initial program allotment.

Long Range Plan 2013-2018 - We are pleased to introduce our new long-range plan. It will serve as our roadmap to excellence over the next five years. 

Keeping Students and Staff Healthy - Learn about school and district efforts to keep everyone healthy. We have included tips and links that can also be helpful at home.

Read to Achieve Program - Learn more about North Carolina's program to ensure that every student read at or above grade level by the end of third grade.

Opening of School Report (2014) - The Opening of School Report (OSR) is an annual compilation of information that reflects the inner workings of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.

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Public School Foundation (PSF) An independent, non-profit organization that is dedicated to mobilizing community support for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.

Volunteers & Partners Contact this office to volunteer with CHCCS.

Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocates (BRMA) Mentor a student.

PTA Thrift Shop Buy fun things and help support CHCCS.

Community Connection Program Computers and Internet for those in need.

Parent University Learning opportunities for CHCCS parents.

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District News

CHCCS Celebrates School Social Workers - Read Full Article

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is pleased to honor our school social workers during this National School Social Workers Week (March 1-7).School social workers play an important role in the education of the whole child, and our district could not properly function without their diligent commitment to student success. School social workers work to eliminate unnecessary barriers, and to establish

Dr. Forcella's Perspective on the State's New School Grading System - Read Full Article

Later this week, we expect to see significant media coverage of a new school grading system devised by our state legislature. It has led to considerable controversy due, in large part, to the way the scores are calculated (performance versus growth). The February 1 edition of the Chapel Hill News included Superintendent Tom Forcella's monthly column. By clicking this link, you can read

Register Now for Community Schools Summer Camp - Read Full Article

Register now for the Community Schools Summer Camp!! Summer camps are full-day, fun-themed camps for elementary-aged children that run from June 22 - July 31. For more details, visit the After School/Summer Camp web page. Additionally, feel free to contact the Community Schools Office at 919-967-8211 x28266. Back to CHCCS website

Reflections Art Contest Honorees Announced - Read Full Article

The PTA Council recently announced the results of this years Reflections art contest. All of the district honorees listed below have been forwarded to the North Carolina PTA in consideration of state level honors. Our community is full of talented and accomplished young artists, and we are proud of every student who participated in this year's competition. This year’s district level

Saussy Sworn In As New Board Member - Read Full Article

David Saussy was sworn in as the newest member of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education on Thursday, December 18. He was appointed by the Board at the December 4 meeting. David's family was able to join him for this historic event. Chief District Court Judge Joseph Buckner presided. Back to CHCCS website