South Caldwell High School
|South Caldwell High School|
|7035 Spartan Drive
Considered to be in the Western or Peidmont
|School type||Public secondary school|
|Principal||John Michael Peake|
|Vice principal||Mr. Wyatt|
|Vice principal||Kathy Hobbs|
|Color(s)||Silver, Maroon and White|
|Average SAT scores||1100-1600|
|Average ACT scores||19.3|
The construction of South Caldwell High School was completed on August 25, 1977. SCHS is located on a 100-acre (0.40 km2) site in southern Caldwell County, North Carolina between Hudson and Granite Falls. South Caldwell High School has approximately 1600 students in grades nine through twelve. Both Granite Falls Middle School and Hudson Middle School feed into South Caldwell. South Caldwell High School is approved and accredited by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The school provides an academic program ranging from courses for the trainable handicapped through those offered for the academically gifted and talented. Student needs are enriched through a comprehensive program centering in the basic subjects of English, math, social studies and science, with tutoring provided free of charge before and after school. Individual assistance is provided for each student in the completion of a career pathway.
Block scheduling is used with two nine-weeks grading periods per semester. Grade point average and class rank are computed using the state-weighted scale at the end of each semester. The cumulative average is based on four years, beginning with the ninth grade. The grading scale is A=93-100, B=85-92, C=77-84, D=70=76, F=Below 70. Weighted grading scale for honors classes is A=5.0, B=4.0, C=3.0, D-2.0, F-0.0. Weighted grading scale for AP/APP classes is A=6.0, B=5.0, C=4.0, D=3.0, F=0.0.
Advanced courses are offered in English. Honors courses are offered in English, Math, Social Studies, Science, Foreign Language, Art, Chorus and Drama. Advanced Placement Courses are offered in English, Math, and Social Studies.
Media and Technology
The media center is an integral part of the academic atmosphere of the school. The facility houses over 17,000 volumes supplementing all subject areas. Students have flexible access to the media center resources and its thirty networked computers that access the electronic reference databases and the internet. A thirty computer lab for activities such as word processing, creating presentations, webquests, and Internet research. An additional thirty computer lab utilizes the Passkey software to support and enhance the standard course of study.