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    High School Graduation Schedule for the Class of 2019

    SAGE Academy: Friday, May 24 at Jordan-Matthews High School auditorium, 6:00 pm
    Chatham Central: Friday, June 7 at Wicker Center (Sanford), 7:00 pm
    Jordan-Matthews: Saturday, June 8 at JMHS football stadium, 10:00 am
    Northwood: Saturday, June 8 at Carmichael Arena (Chapel Hill), 2:00 pm

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  • Class of 2019 using Latin Honors at Graduation

    Beginning with the graduating Class of 2019 students will be honored at graduation using university-aligned Latin honors designations.  The Chatham County Schools Board of Education approved this change during the March 12, 2018 monthly meeting. These new designations are listed below for reference.

    • Summa Cum Laude for students with weighted grade point average of 4.5 or higher. This Latin designation means “With Highest Honor”.
    • Magna Cum Laude for students with weighted grade point average of 4.0 to 4.49. This Latin designation means “With Great Honor”.
    • Cum Laude for students with weighted grade point average of 3.5 to 3.99. This Latin designation means “With Honor”.

    This new process for honoring our graduates will replace the traditional designation of ‘valedictorian’ and ‘salutatorian’ titles beginning with the graduating Class of 2019.

    To read the full letter being shared with Class of 2019 students and families click here.


    Comenzando con los estudiantes que se graduarán en el 2019, en la graduación serán honrados usando designaciones de honores Latinos, alineados como en la universidad. La Junta de Educación de las Escuelas del Condado de Chatham aprobó este cambio durante la reunión mensual del 12 de marzo de 2018. Estas nuevas designaciones se enumeran a continuación como referencia.

    • Summa Cum Laude para estudiantes con promedio ponderado de 4.5 o más. Esta designación latina significa "Con mayor honor". 
    • Magna Cum Laude para estudiantes con promedio ponderado de 4.0 a 4.49. Esta designación latina significa "Con gran honor".
    • Cum Laude para estudiantes con promedio ponderado de 3.5 a 3.99. Esta designación latina significa "Con honor".

    Este nuevo proceso para honrar a nuestros graduandos que comienza con la generación de 2019, reemplazará la designación tradicional de títulos de 'valedictorian' y 'salutatorian'.

    Spanish translation available: esta carta.


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  • The mission of the Chatham County Schools is to graduate globally competitive, well-rounded students by providing a rigorous and relevant curriculum in an effective, safe, and nurturing learning environment.

    We serve and support students, parents, teachers, and administrators at three traditional schools: Chatham Central, Jordan-Matthews, and Northwood.  We also serve and support non-traditional opportunities at SAGE Academy and our Early College High School, the Chatham School of Science & Engineering.

    Our high school programs emphasize the importance of planning for college and careers through engaging courses, extracurricular activities, job shadowing, and volunteering. In this environment of high expectations with high levels of support the success of each student stems from critical reading, critical writing, and critical thinking in each classroom, each day.


    Non-Discrimination Statement - Public Notice

    In compliance with federal laws, Chatham County Schools administers all locally operated educational programs, employment activities, and admissions without discrimination because of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, color, age, marital status, pregnancy, military service, disability, gender, or sexual orientation, except where exemption is appropriate and allowed by law.

    Questions or concerns should be directed to the following points of contact:

    Chatham Central High School: Dr. Karla Eanes, Principal

    Chatham School of Science and Engineering: Mr. Bobby Dixon, Principal

    Jordan-Matthews High School: Mr. Tripp Crayton, Principal

    Northwood High School: Dr. Brad Walston, Principal

    SAGE Academy: Mr. Bobby Dixon, Principal