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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

  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Celebrate Gardening

    At many CHCCS schools, at least one cultivated garden claims a green space where students, parents and staff grow flowers, herbs, or vegetables. To explore the range of gardens in CHCCS is to encounter magnificent creativity, expertise and the concrete reflection of time and commitment from parents, staff and community members.

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  • Parent University Celebrates End-of-Year Accomplishments

    Parent University of CHCCS, led by Carla Smith, hosted an end-of-year celebration at the Chapel Hill Public Library for participants and their families on the evening of June 4.

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  • CTE Hosts Awards Recognition Celebration

    The theme for the 13th annual CTE Awards Recognition Ceremony this year was “Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow,” and during the student-led event at East Chapel Hill High School on May 22, hundreds of students and parents honored CTE accomplishments, even as they looked squarely at their futures in engineering, biomedical sciences, firefighting and cybersecurity, as well as many others career paths.

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  • Youth Leadership Institute Creates Many Opportunities this Spring

    The Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) branch of Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocate (BRMA) has been thriving this spring, creating new learning and service experiences for 125 CHCCS high school students in areas from immigration rights to exploring financial literacy to learning new tools for self-care and wellness. And all of those activities have happened since spring break, during which a group of 38 YLI students traveled to Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi on a Civil Rights Tour.

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  • Mental Health Specialists Now Working in Every High School

    Even though our four high schools employ school counselors and social workers, there is rarely enough time among existing staff to listen and advise the many students who need emotional and psychological supports. In March of this year, after Erich Priest assumed his new position at Chapel Hill High School, the full complement of high school Mental Health Specialists was in place at all four schools.

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