Guidance

The Guidance Department understands that students have a variety of passions and needs during the high school years, so the department exists to serve Academy students in the following areas:

  • Academic skills support

  • Organizational, study, and test-taking skills

  • Post-secondary planning and application process

  • Career awareness

  • Academic planning

  • Coping strategies

  • Communication, problem-solving, decision-making, conflict         resolution

  • Goal setting

  • Individual and small group counseling

  • Individual/family/school crisis intervention

  • Consultation/collaboration

  • Referrals

Email our Counselors:

Joanna Linker                 Laura Hoffman 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • 4 credits of English

  • 4 credits of Math (must include Algebra 1)

  • 3 credits of Science (must include Biology and Physical Science)

  • 3 credits of Social Sciences (World and US History, and Government/Economics)

  • 1 unit of Health/PE

  • 1 unit of Computer

  • 7 units of electives

  • 1 unit of Bible each year a student attends

  • 23 total units for 4 years student

    • College bound students must have completed one math class above Algebra 2, two years of foreign language, and an additional science.

GRADUATION HONORS

  • Senior class Valedictorian and Salutatorian are determined based upon the cumulative GPA. Students must have attended Concord Academy for their junior and senior years to be eligible for this honor.

  • Students who earn a 90 cumulative average are Honor Graduates and are recognized at graduation with an honor cord.

GRADING SCALE

  • A:   90-100

  • B:   80-89

  • C:   70-79

  • D:   60-69

  • F:    0-59

GRADE POINT AVERAGE AND CLASS RANK

  • The grade point average (GPA) and class rank for students is determined by their cumulative weighted grade point average for grades 9-12.

  • GPA is calculated by assigning quality points for each letter grade (A-4, B-3, C-2, D-1, F-0). One extra quality point is added for each honors level course. Two extra quality points are added for each AP course. The total number of quality points earned is divided by the number of courses attempted to determine the GPA.

HIGH SCHOOL

CLASSES

  • 21 Advanced Placement classes

  • 20 Honors classes

  • College and Career Promise program through Rowan Cabarrus Community College (take college classes while in high school)

  • Virtual school options for electives in addition to on campus electives

CLUBS

  • National Honor Society

  • Student Council

  • Model United Nations (competition)

  • Comic Club

  • Earth Club

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes

  • Jesus & Tea Club

  • Journalism Club

  • Music Club

  • PreMed Club

  • Yearbook Club

  • International Foods Club

  • Tabletop Gaming Club

OTHER

  • Weekly chapel with student-led worship team

  • Community service projects

STANDARDIZED TESTING

  • 1st-8th grades: TerraNova

  • 9th grade: Pre-ACT Aspire 

  • 10th-11th grades: Pre-SAT PSAT

COLLEGE AND CAREER GUIDANCE

CLASS OF 2020 STATISTICS

▪      North Carolina Public Universities: 12

▪      North Carolina Private Colleges and Universities: 14

▪      Out of State Public Colleges and Universities: 8

▪      Out of State Private Colleges and Universities: 12

▪      Community/Junior/Technical Colleges: 11

▪      Other Plans: 2 workforce

 

Scholarship Amounts

▪          1. About 60 % of the Class of 2020 received scholarship offers! 

▪          2. Total offers received: over $3,347,000. 00 

▪          3. Total offers used: over $1,833,048.00

Class of 2019 Interesting Facts

  • About 20% of the graduates began at Concord Academy in kindergarten, and 18% of the graduates are international students.

  • Over 53% of the graduates earned Honor Graduate status (A average throughout high school).

  • Over 32% of seniors took dual enrollment classes, earning a total of 313 college credits.

  • Two students earned their Associate in Arts from Rowan Cabarrus Community College before graduating high school.

  • There are 11 graduates who earned a 1200+ on the SAT or 27+ on the ACT.

  • There are 9 graduates will be playing sports at the collegiate level next year.

  • Over 59% of the Class of 2019 received scholarship offers.

  • The Class of 2019 was offered over $4,382,200 in scholarships to the schools to which they applied. They will be using over $1,506,800 of this amount at the colleges they have chosen.