Nearly 100 yellow school buses will travel well over a million miles in Chatham County this school year. Most school doors will open across the county on August 26th to welcome students into the 2019-2020 school year. These young minds will be exposed to some of the best education in the country according to Niche.com.To maintain these high educational standards, Chatham Park is working closely with the Chatham County School Board to develop new schools and educational opportunities as the community grows.
New Schools Coming Soon
Thales Academy, an outstanding private school with six campuses in North Carolina, will launch a new location in Chatham Park in 2021. Thales Academy believes in providing students with an affordable, quality education that prepares them for college and beyond. The school will be the first to be built in Chatham Park and will reside within the The Vineyards. “We recognized the current and future growth of this area that has few educational choices. This will allow a Thales Academy to thrive,” said Tim Hall, Director of Operations at Thales Academy.
Chatham County Schools has broken ground on two other area schools: Chatham Grove Elementary School, located off of Andrews Store Road, and Seaforth High School, located off of Seaforth Road, which plan to open in 2020 and 2021 respectively.
Willow Oak Montessori, a public charter school in Chatham County just broke ground on a permanent location off of Andrews Store Road and anticipates opening in the 2020 school year.
With so many great school options available in Chatham County, families can feel confident in their children’s education.
Schools of Excellence
In 2019, for the fourth consecutive year, students from Northwood High School have out-performed both the State and the Nation on SAT scores. Northwood also ranked in the top 9% of ‘America’s Most Challenging High Schools’ by The Washington Post.
Woods Charter School, just north of Chatham Park, has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best High Schools in the country, coming in at #142. Additionally, the school was ranked #5 in the State of North Carolina and #1 in the Durham-metro area.
Alternative learning opportunities will also be provided in Chatham Park, such as the learning center at the new water reclamation treatment plant. This will include K-12 school tours and a research facility for PhD students.
And the learning doesn’t stop there! Adults can study hundreds of topics at Central Carolina Community College. Various credentials, from Certificates to Associate’s degrees, are available for adults wishing to continue their education.
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
― Henry Ford
From our family to yours, we wish students, teachers, staff and parents a productive, fun and safe school year.