Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology

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Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology
1430 Alleghany Street
Charlotte, North Carolina
United States
Type Public
Established 2002
School district Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
NCES School ID 370297002641[1]
Principal Terra Kennedy
Grades 9-12
Color(s) Black, Red, Yellow, and White
Athletics Track & Field, Soccer, Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Wrestling, Football, Swimming, Cross Country, Cheerleading.
Mascot Cardinals

Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology (also known as Berry or POB) is a magnet high school located in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is part of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System and was opened in 2003. The mascot is a cardinal and the school colors are appropriately black and red (rarely, white and yellow are thrown into the mix when more colors are necessary). The school is named after educational activist Phillip O. Berry (1940–1984). The overall mission statement is that education will be centered on a rigorous and relevant curriculum with focused human relations between students, parents, staff, and the community.

The school offers a rigorous and relevant technical curriculum that is divided into three career academies, where students place themselves based upon their interests: the Academy of Engineering, the Academy of Information Technology, and the Academy of Medical Medical Sciences and Biotechnology. Programs not available at most other CMS high schools include: biotechnology, advanced biotechnology, oracle database programming, automotive, construction, civil and electrical engineering technology, and computer engineering technology.

In the year 2010, Phillip O. Berry was named one of only six schools in the United States to win the National School Change Award[2] due to significant improvement.


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Coordinates: 35°14′20″N 80°53′31″W / 35.2387527°N 80.8920165°W / 35.2387527; -80.8920165