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9000 Robert D. Synder Road
Charlotte, NC 28262
Courier #: 569
P: 980-343-9898  |  F: 980-343-2517 
Principal: Will Leach
LC: Northeast
Bell Schedule: 7:15 AM - 2:15 AM
Grades: 9-11
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2020-21 Demographics

# of students179
9th Grade50
10th Grade45
11th Grade43
12th Grade41


  • Overall mission of the school is to provide access to college coursework to first-generation college, economically disadvantaged students and opportunities for acceleration
  • CTEC is a NC Cooperative Innovative High School
    • No more than 100 students admitted each year
    • Calendar Flexibility
    • No seat time requirement
    • State Funds to support overall operation
  • School created to address the teacher pipeline within CMS and North Carolina
  • CTEC opened its doors in 2017
  • CMS Transportation provided
  • Access to light rail provided for a small fee
  • We will add a 13th grade in 2021-22 and our first full cohort will graduate in May of 2022
  • Students admitted using the CMS School Options Lottery-No Admission Requirements
  • Opportunity for students to earn high school diploma and up to 60 hours of transferrable college credit during the 5 year program
  • Some students access UNC Charlotte coursework in the 10th grade year
  • Tuition, Fees and Textbooks are all provided during the program
  • Early College Calendar-begin in early August, dismiss in mid-May
  • Dedicated staff committed to the mission of our program and continuous improvement
  • Partnership between UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education and CMS
  • Strong parental support and involvement
  • Program of study will provide many opportunities for students to visit and observe classrooms throughout CMS
  • Creating a positive school culture with limited disruptions and discipline incidents
  • All CTEC 11th grade students will be enrolled in EDUC 1100 (Foundations of Education and Diversity in Schools) and SPED 2100 (Introduction to Students will Special Needs) during the 2020-21 school year
  • 12th grade students are enrolled in a variety of UNC Charlotte elective courses and courses focused on their desired teaching area
  • Strong Partnership with UNC Charlotte and the Cato College of Education
  • Clinical Experiences will be provided via UNC Charlotte education coursework
  • Long Term plan would be to grow CTEC to 100 students per cohort
  • Plans have been discussed for middle school exposure and target marketing for high needs areas in teaching
  • Goal would be to provide funding for scholarship money beyond the 13th grade year to allow potential teaching candidates to earn an undergraduate degree at no cost
  • 2019-20 NC Accountability Results
    • Designated a "B" School by NCDPI. 
    • Exceeded Growth as determined by the state of NC
  • After the 2020-21 academic year, CTEC students have earned a combined 3.0 GPA in UNC Charlotte courses
  • 9th grade housed at James Martin Middle School moving forward
  • Grades 10-12 housed on the campus at UNC Charlotte
  • 84 CTEC students are enrolled in UNC Charlotte coursework for the 2020 fall semester
  • CTEC students save approximately $7100.00 each year in college tuition and fees
  • Grade 9 High School Coursework
    • Honors English I
    • Honors World History
    • Math I, II and/or III
    • Honors Earth Environmental Science and Honors Biology
    • Online Health and Physical Education
    • Honors Psychology
  • Grade 10 High School Coursework
    • Honors English II
    • Honors Civics and Economics
    • Math II, III, IV or 5th Math Course
    • Honors Chemistry
    • Speech and Debate
    • Journalism
    • 2 College Courses
  • Grade 11 High School Coursework
    • Honors English III
    • UNC Charlotte Coursework
  • Grade 11 High School Coursework
    • Honors English IV
    • UNC Charlotte Coursework
  • Foreign Language/Health/Physical Education credits earned via NC Virtual Public High School/Edunuity
  • Student Interest will drive the development of clubs, social events, yearbook, and other school cultural events.
  • Transportation provided by CMS.  Neighborhood stops will be provided within .4 miles of your address
  • Breakfast and Lunch provided daily by CMS Food Service

  • Staff-2020-21
  • Jaclyn Knight-English
  • Stephanie Roberts-Science
  • Kristen Fye-Math
  • Sara Von Muller-Social Studies
  • Traci Amick-Math
  • Deanna Cureton-English
  • Amy Wooten-Science
  • Amanda Brigden-Social Studies
  • Tonya Jenkins-Speech and Debate/Journalism
  • Will Leach, Principal             
  • Kristianna Luce, AP
  • Teresa Oats, Counselor     
  • Linda Mazzucca, Sr. Adm. Secretary/Registrar   
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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