Registration Timeline

  • Rising 10th-12th registration usually occurs February-March.  Specific dates will be communicated each year.

    Rising 9th registration at feeder middle schools usually occurs in March.  Specific dates will be communicated each year.

Course Guides & Descriptions

Schedule Changes

  • We build our master schedule and hire teachers based on student course requests during spring registration.  After students submit their paper request forms and the window closes in PowerSchool, we may not be able to honor any changes to course requests.

    Generally, schedule changes, after the schedule is built, will only be considered under specific circumstances:

    1. Student has previously earned credit for a course and does not intend to re-take the course.
    2. Student is missing a course on schedule.  For example, student has a hole 3rd period.
    3. Student has previously failed a course with the same teacher.  We will do our best to look into other schedule options in this circumstance, but a change is not guaranteed.
    4. Student requires a different course to meet a graduation requirement.
    5. Student has not fulfilled a required pre-requisite co-requisite for a scheduled course.
    6. Student did not request a course during registration or enrollment.  We will verify what we have record of on your paper form.
    7. Level changes between Standard, Honors, and AP.  We want to get these decisions as correct as possible during registration, but we will look into options for these.  The sooner we know, the better.  Any level changes should be discussed with teacher, parent, and counselor.  Note: level changes in non-blended classes may not be available within the master schedule, and such changes may disrupt other classes in your schedule.

Career & College Promise (CCP)

  • See Durham Tech's page for more information about the opportunities juniors and seniors have to earn free college credits while in high school.  There are three main options available via CCP:

    1. Career and Technical Education
      • Earn credits toward a CTE certification or diploma
      • Students concurrently take high school courses at CHS and college courses at Durham Tech.
    2. College Transfer
      • Earn transferable* college credit toward a 2- or 4-yr degree.
      • Students concurrently take high school courses at CHS and college courses at Durham Tech.
    3. Cooperative Innovative High School
      • Middle College High School at Durham Tech is a chance for students to earn transferable* college credit toward a 2- or 4-yr degree.
      • Students transfer to Middle College High School to finish their high school graduation requirements and earn college credits.
      • Because students are entirely on campus at Durham Tech and part of this official program, rather than going back and forth between CHS and Durham Tech as with the College Transfer dual-enrollment option above, they usually earn many more college credits in comparison.

    *UNC-System 4-yr schools have an articulation agreement for the transfer of credits between NC 2-yr and 4-yr schools.  Non-UNC-System 4-yr colleges may not award all credits from a 2-yr school, although often credits are transfered in as general elective credits, even if the 2-yr course is not fully recognized toward a more-specific major or graduation requirement.

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM)

  • The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) is an unparalleled opportunity for academic and personal growth, particularly for students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education.  At or through NCSSM, students can attend the residential program, take online courses, or attend numerous in-person or online summer programs.

    A representative from NCSSM typically visits CHS in October to meet with interested students during lunch.  Please pay attention to the Daily Announcements for that information.  You apply to (non-summer) residential or online NCSSM during your 10th grade year (some summer programs are open to younger students).

North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA)

  • The North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA) is an unparalleled opportunity for academic and personal growth, particularly for students pursuing Arts education. NCSA offers high school programming with foci in Dance, Drama, Instrumental and Vocal Music, and Visual Arts through a unique blend of a conservatory experience with top-tier traditional academics.

    Applications are submitted through their website, and more information, including about visiting and touring, can be found here.