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  • Welcome to Phoenix Academy High School, member institution Chapel-Hill Carrboro City Schools. The school serves between 35-45 students between ninth and twelfth grades. The school is the designated alternative school for the district. Phoenix Academy High School's primary focus is to help students to learn, to succeed, and to lead.  The school also provides and evening school program in order to serve students with other unique life circumstances.

Phoenix Academy High School Announcements

  • Exemplary School 

    This year Phoenix Academy High School was recognized as an "Exemplary Positive Behavior Intervention Support School.  Our staff has diligently worked to establish a safe and caring environment for every student and family being served by the Phoenix Academy High School staff.  Exemplary recognition is the highest level of achievement available at the State level recognition program for PBIS.  I shout out to those involved in making this happen.

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  • Mr. Clyde McPherson was selected as the 2017-2018 Phoenix Academy High School Teacher of the Year.

    Mr. McPherson currently serves as the lead Social Studies teacher at PAHS.  He has been in the district and assigned to Phoenix Academy for over 6 years.  Mr. McPherson is a leader and continues to be an inspiration for all staff and students.  He has worked several positions in the past with one of the more significant of those positions being his active service as a member of the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.  

    Mr. McPherson is a walking encyclopedia.  His understanding of history and his personal life stories are captivating and often lead students into becoming hungry for more knowledge about current and past world events.  

    You may reach him at:





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District Headlines

  • UNC Athletes Read Like Champions

    Wednesday, February 5 was World Read Aloud Day 2020, so it was a perfect date to hold the third annual Read Like a Champion celebration of literacy, presented by Duke Energy and UNC Student-Athlete Development.

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  • Spire Program Provides Drop-out Prevention

    Families and friends gathered on the evening of January 31 to celebrate eight Phoenix Academy High School fall semester graduates – five of whom were enrolled in Spire, a program that serves students at serious risk of dropping out of school. Implemented in January 2018, the Spire Dropout Prevention and Recovery Program is an individualized evening education initiative.

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  • First K-12 Culinary Extravaganza Judged a Triumph

    On January 27, it was anything but a “regular” Monday for the lucky staff at Lincoln Center, who were invited to taste and vote in the first K-12 Culinary Extravaganza, hosted by the CHCCS Child Nutrition Department.

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  • Phoenix Academy Hosts Guest Artist to Create Mural

    The stage at one end of the gymnasium at Phoenix Academy High School often goes unused for days at a time, but recently the school’s Art Club has been working with artist Delaney Susi to create three brilliantly colored panels that will form a mural for installation next door at Lincoln Center, the school district’s central offices.

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  • Phoenix Academy HS Celebrates Anniversary at Annual Dinner

    Every December, Phoenix Academy High School celebrates its close-knit community by hosting a dinner, and guests fill the holiday-decorated gym to enjoy fellowship and a generous, delicious meal provided by the Tabernacle Christian Center.

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