Dear Providence family:
The 2014-15 school year was a huge success for our school! Our graduating seniors have earned admission into 174 different colleges and universities and have committed to attend 88 colleges in 25 states and 5 countries. Seventy-four percent of the class will attend a 4 year college or university, 23% of the class will attend community college, and 3% of the class has committed to military service or will move directly into the world of work. The Class of 2015 has been offered 345 scholarships totaling over $15.2 million. Providence seniors were offered the largest number of scholarships of any school in CMS. Wow! We are so proud of the success of our students and we thank our teaching staff for their work to prepare our students to be successful.
It has been another year where the students have excelled in the three A’s that make Providence the great school that it is: Academics, Athletics, and the Arts. We are currently ranked the highest performing high school in CMS by US News and World Report and the NC Department of Public Instruction. To highlight just a few of our school–wide successes in Academics , our SAT scores continue to be the top in CMS, Speech and Debate, Odyssey of the Mind, and Quiz Bowl Teams each qualified for participation in the National Tournament, and each of them left the competition with a national ranking. Our Literary Magazine won a Pacemaker Award, the oldest and most prestigious award in scholastic journalism, and our Personal Finance team won the State Championship again and competed in the National Championship.
In Athletics, we were Conference Champions in Volleyball, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, and Men’s and Women’s Cross Country. Football went on a great run in the playoffs before losing in the Regional Semifinal to the eventual State Champions. Volleyball and Women’s Soccer both found their way to the State Championship game and finished second in the state for 4A schools. Baseball finished the season with a 31-4 record and its first State Championship since 1995. Overall our programs finished second in the Conference Wells Fargo cup and we are anxiously awaiting our standing in the State Cup. Our NJROTC placed second in the Superintendent’s Cup, a year-long competition held between all of the JROTC programs in CMS. Our drill team is currently ranked 4th in the nation after competing at the National Drill Meet in Daytona Beach, FL.
In the Arts, our band, chorus and orchestra continue to earn Superior ratings at competitions. Our Chamber Singers won Grand Champions at the Heritage Festivals Competition in NY City by receiving the highest scores of any choral ensemble at the competition.
You can see that our students have the opportunity to learn and excel in many different areas which results in them having a well-rounded, comprehensive high school education. Our students have faced some of the most rigorous standards in the country…and they have met or surpassed them! We are so proud of their accomplishments and they can be proud that a diploma from Providence adds value to their plans for the future.
The quality of education and the variety of experiences offered to students at Providence continue to make our school top-notch.
PTSO President Jackie Cugliari and Dr. Tracey Harrill receive a donation from a representative from Harris Teeter's "Together in Education" initiative.