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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

  • CHCCS Welcomes Lisa Kaylie to the Board of Education

    At Thursday night’s meeting, the Chapel Hill-Board of Education selected Lisa Kaylie to fill the remainder of the term that became vacant when Dr. Amy Fowler was elected to the Board of County Commissioners.

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  • Food for Students Celebrates Million Meals Milestone

    At Smith Middle School (SMS) on February 17, the skies were a brilliant blue for the long-anticipated celebration of Food for Students’ Million Meals milestone. Eleven months ago, the program, formerly established as Food for the Summer, managed an extraordinarily swift and efficient transition to a weekday emergency feeding organization for CHCCS children.

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  • Black Lives Matter at School Inspires Activities Across District

    The list of Black History Month activities, online events and creative projects from CHCCS schools is pages long and growing by the day. The Weekly Update can only highlight a fraction of the amazing instructional practices and celebrations, but each newsletter in February will share a report from several schools. For the first time, a number of schools introduced lessons and practices from the national curriculum, Black Lives Matter at School, which was developed in 2016, as a national coalition organizing for racial justice in education.

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  • Brad Johnson Honored as "Hometown Hero"

    Over the eleven months since CHCCS classrooms closed because of the pandemic, the heroic efforts of many staff members, district leaders and parents have often gone unrecognized. But one “Hometown Hero,” Transportation Director, Brad Johnson, received a well-deserved shoutout from the local radio station, WCHL, on January 18.

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  • CHCCS Team Translates Thousands of Communications

    Since March, when schools closed to in-person learning, the flow of CHCCS communications to parents, students and staff has increased significantly in both volume and frequency. The urgency of messages has also increased at times. This is hardly news to anyone who is connected to CHCCS through enrollment or employment, but it is probably news to learn the number of translation and interpretation requests filed each day, week and month: an average of 45 per day, with the highest monthly total at nearly 1,000 last October.

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