• CSSE Open House: 

    Monday, November 18, 2019

    6:30-7:30 at Chatham Center for Innovation.


    Application Information for 2020-2021

    Chatham County is home to the Chatham School of Science and Engineering, and early college option for rising 9th graders.  In order for students to attend CSSE, they must first apply.  The application is provided below. 


    • Must be a resident of Chatham County.
    • Must apply during 8th grade year. 


    • Application - Students will complete the application online from the Cabarrus County Schools - School Choice website.  The teacher recommendation form must be turned into their middle school counselors.
    • Interviews - As part of the application process, both the students and parents must participate in an interview.  Applicants will be contacted to schedule the interviews.
    • Notification -  After all interviews are completed, all applicants are notified by mail as to the status of their application.

     Important Dates:

    The following are important dates in the application process will be as follows:

    Sept. 30-Oct 4, 2019 Middle School Counselors to visit 8th graders with info and interest cards.

    October 7-30, 2019 Interested students to signup with their counselor to visit CSSE.

    November 18, 2019 Parent and student Open House at School of Science and Engineering from 6:30-8:00

    January 30, 2020 Completed applications due to School Counselors

    February 13, 2020 Freshman interviews will begin at CSSE:  5:30-8:00 PM

    March 4, 2020 Tentative notification for rising freshmen accepted to the CSSE

2020-2021 Application is now available! Click below