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Secondary Academics


Middle School:
  • By 2009, 95 percent of students will exit eighth grade on grade level in reading, mathematics and science (as measured by NCLB’s Adequate Yearly Progress standard).
  • By 2007, the Achievement Gap will be eliminated in reading and mathematics in grades 6-8.
  • Each year, all middle schools will meet or exceed their growth targets set by the State Board of Education and measured by North Carolina tests.
High School:
  • By 2013, 100 percent of students will graduate from high school (as measured by the No Child Left Behind Adequate Yearly Progress standard).
  • By 2009, 90 percent of graduating students will complete a college tech prep or college university prep course of study.
  • By 2009, 80 percent of graduating students will meet the course requirements for admission to the University of North Carolina system.

High Five Regional Partnership

High Five: Regional Partnership for High School Excellence is designed to improve the quality of education in the Triangle region, with a special focus on excellence in the region’s high schools. Education and business leaders intend to ensure that all students graduate with a high school diploma, well prepared to pursue higher education and a career of their choice. Durham, Wake, Orange, Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Johnston school districts are participating. Five area companies are funding the project at $100,000 a year for five years. They are: The News and Observer, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, Capitol Broadcasting, Progress Energy and SAS.