Traditional High Schools

  • City of Medicine Academy (9-12)

    301 Crutchfield Street, Durham, NC 27704

    (919) 560-2001

    www.cma.dpsnc.net

    Bell Schedule:  9:00 – 4:00

    Program Magnet

    Health Sciences Small High School

    City of Medicine Academy is designed for highly motivated Durham high school students who are ready to undertake serious academic work and career-related internships through a four-year health and life sciences curriculum.

    Features of the magnet school include:

    • A stand-alone specialized high school for health and life sciences in North Carolina
    • Designated as an anchor health and life science school for North Carolina
    • Offers 28 high school credits + professional certifications in health care or college transfer courses through the partnership with Durham Technical Community College
    • Strong partnership with Duke Medicine and other community healthcare professionals
    • Opportunities for paid and unpaid summer internships, clinical experiences, shadowing, mentoring. Instruction provided by on site healthcare professionals at CMA with diverse healthcare backgrounds.

    Lottery Assignment Priorities

    No lottery priorities

    Transportation Services

    District-wide

     


    Middle College at Durham Technical Community College (11th   & 12th Grades Only)

    1616 Cooper Street, Newton Bldg., Durham, NC 27703

    (919) 536-7203

    www.mchs.dpsnc.net

    Bell Schedule:  9:00 – 3:45

    Program Magnet

    Located on the campus of Durham Technical Community College, MCHS is a high school for 11th and 12th graders at which students take a mixed schedule of honors level high school classes and college courses.

    Features of the magnet school include:

    • All college classes and the use of required materials are free
    • Students can earn a year or more of university transfer credit
    • Advanced students may acquire an Associate Degree as they graduate from high school Students may work toward an industry certification credential (paralegal, networking, auto technology, more)
    • High school classes begin at 11:00AM
    • Flexible college course scheduling (college classes meet twice per week)
    • Expectation of a high degree of individual responsibility

    Application Requirements

    • Minimum requirements for eligibility are:
    • Upon enrollment at MCHS, the applicant must be at of junior or senior status, in terms of high school credits and have completed the following courses: World History, English 1, and 2, Algebra 1 and Geometry or Common Core Math 1 and Math 2, and Health and PE
    • Minimum of 2.5 unweighted grade point average (GPA) at the time of application submission
    • Applicant must be on schedule to graduate on time

    Lottery Assignment Priorities

    Applicants must submit an online application and essay. Then mail or hand deliver two references and transcripts to the school. All applicants who meet the entrance criteria are eligible – No lottery priorities

    Transportation Services

    Durham, Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Orange County School Districts (each school district is responsible for transportation services for their students). Durham Public Schools provides transportation to and from the base high schools of DPS students only.

     


    Hillside IB MYP & Diploma Program (9-12)

    3727 Fayetteville Street, Durham NC 27707

    (919) 560-3925

    www.hillside.dpsnc.net

    Bell Schedule:  9:00 – 4:00

    Program Magnet

    International Baccalaureate

    The IB-MYP/DP is a high quality program of international course-work developed and authorized by world renowned International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). The IB Programme is designed to help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

    Features of the magnet school include:

    • Grades 9-10 of the Middle Years Programme (MYP) – Rigorous program of academic challenge and critical thinking that draws connections among subject areas and to the real world
    • Diploma Programme (DP) – grades 11-12 – Rigorous yet balanced college preparatory coursework culminating in a series of examinations which may earn students college credits
    • Teachers receive certified IB training
    • Students become proficient in a second language through the IB course of study

    Lottery Assignment Priorities

    Program Link for 8th grade applicants applying from Shepard to Hillside IB, General Applicant Pool

    Transportation Services

    District-wide

     


    Josephine Dobbs Clements High School - (9th Grade Entrance Only)

    1801 Fayetteville Street — Robinson Science Building, Durham, NC 27707

    (919) 560-2696

    www.echs.dpsnc.net

    Bell Schedule:  8:50 – 3:45

    Program Magnet

    Small innovative high school uniquely situated on the campus of North Carolina Central University serving students in grades 9-12.

    Features of the magnet school include:

    • Opportunities for highly motivated students to complete their high school requirements as well as earn up to two years of college credit
    • Small learning environment offering rigorous, high-quality coursework with extensive support
    • Early College High School courses, including college-level courses taken at North Carolina Central University, offered at no charge to students
    • Flexibility in the school day as students attend classes on the college campus
    • Expectation of a high degree of individual responsibility

    Lottery Assignment Priorities

    The following entrance criteria are used to determine eligibility and lottery priority: Students must submit an online application and essay.  In addition, references and transcript must be mailed or hand delivered to the school by the applicant/parent. Applicants are assigned based on criteria below. There are no sibling priorities.

    • First Generation College Completer
    • English Language Learners
    • Economically Disadvantaged
    • Transcript Review

    Transportation Services

    District-wide

     


    New Tech High School

    3727 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27707

    (919) 560-9183

    www.newtech.dpsnc.net

    Bell Schedule:  9:00 – 4:00

    Program Magnet

    New Tech High School

    A rigorous and innovative interdisciplinary STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math small high school, in which students engage in collaborative real-world investigations (Project Based/ Problem Based Learning). Patterned after the nationally known New Tech High School model.

    Features of the magnet school:

    • College Preparatory Program
    • All classes offered by New Tech are honors or AP level
    • Offers 28 high school credits + professional certifications in Information Technology or college transfer courses through the partnership with Durham Technical Community College Project/Problem Based Instructional Model
    • All students are required to complete 150 hours of Community Service
    • All students are required to complete a 50 hour Internship
    • 1:1 Computer Student Ratio

    Lottery Assignment Priorities

    Students domiciled in the Hillside High attendance zone receive first priority, followed by students domiciled outside the attendance zone will be randomly assigned to remaining lottery seats. No sibling priority.

    Transportation Services

    Students must reside in the Hillside High School attendance zone to receive transportation.

     


    Southern School of Energy and Sustainability High School (9-12)

    800 Clayton Road, Durham NC 27703

    (919) 560-3968

    www.southern.dpsnc.net

    Bell Schedule:  9:00 – 4:00

    Program Magnet

    STEM - Energy and Sustainability

    All students attending Southern School of Energy and Sustainability will select one of the four small schools at the end of their freshmen year to complete his or her high school requirements. The School of Biomedical Technology, The School of Business Management and Sustainability, The School of Technology and Engineering, or The School of Architecture & Construction.

    Features of the magnet school include:

    • Students focus on the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in relation to energy and sustainability
    • Students will benefit from a smaller more intimate school while still receiving a large comprehensive high school experience including athletics, band, and other extracurricular activities
    • Certification possible in: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Computer Aided Design (CAD), National Center for Construction, Education Research in Construction, Carpentry, Computer Engineering Comp-Tia and A+, Technology and Computer Networking with certifications in: MSITA-Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, MSITA-Microsoft Excel and Access Ever-Fi
    • Potential for students enrolled in each academy to earn college credit through a partnership with Durham Tech

    Lottery Assignment Priorities

    Students residing in the attendance zone of Southern School of Energy and Sustainability do not need to apply for a lottery seat - No lottery priorities.

    Transportation Services

    District-wide Pathway Model - Students are transported by shuttle bus from their base school in the morning to the assigned school, and returned to the base school in the afternoon. Important note:  Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the student’s base school to be shuttled to and from Southern School of Energy and Sustainability.