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High School Academies offer specialized curricula and courses and are aligned to specific career pathways.

Rising 9th grade students who are unable to obtain academies or concentrations in his/her regularly assigned school, may apply to another school within RSSS in order to enroll in a program of study or academy not offered at their school. Transfers into high school academies for rising 9th graders will be granted on a space available basis, with students in the academy host school given first opportunity for enrollment in the academy. The transfer window for high school academies closes on March 29, 2018.

General information about academies is below, for more detailed Academy Information and requirements, please contact a guidance counselor at the high school.

Academies by School


Horizons Unlimited

Choose Your Own Adventure: Family Field Trip Day

•Virtual Tours with VR Glasses in the Refinery Makerspace

•Southern Hemisphere Stars in the Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium

•Time Warp Photos in Setzer School

Featured Learning Exhibit - Cuisine Around the World

Horizons Unlimited

Admission - Black Crew Socks, Travel Size Deodorant, or 7''x10'' puzzle book

Shine Bright & Show Your Light

•Gläärt (Glow Art) in the Refinery Makerspace

•Laser Shows in the Margaret C. Woodson

•Black Light Selfie Station in the Glow Room

Featured Learning Exhibit - Operation Gratitude Letter Writing and Collection Station


Rowan-Salisbury Schools Pilots State Renewal Program

The State of North Carolina passed HB 986 enabling qualifying school districts to become a renewal district. Currently only Rowan-Salisbury Schools district qualifies. On June 28th the RSS Board of Education elected to participate in this program. Click for details.