Woods Charter School

Founded in 1998, Woods Charter School is a North Carolina public charter school, serving approximately 500 students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Woods offers a challenging college and university preparatory academic program with an emphasis on character development. It has a history of academic success both in the State’s ABC testing and in the AP, SAT and ACT exams. The strengths of Woods Charter School include small classes, close student-teacher relationships that provide for individual student attention and a caring school community of students, faculty, and parents.

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Thales Academy

Thales Academy is entering the Chatham Park project located between Pittsboro, NC and Jordan Lake in eastern Chatham County. The two organizations recently signed an agreement for a large campus to be located on the eastern edge of Pittsboro within the first phase of Chatham Park’s development. The initial K5 school is planned for a July, 2017 opening. Thales Academy’s unique, four-year engineering program, the L.I.T., played an important role in PDC’s interest in having a K-12 campus at Chatham Park, which is expected to attract high-tech businesses that require the strong STEM skills for which Thales Academy has established a national reputation as a leader.


Northwood High School

Northwood High School, home of the Chargers, is located in Pittsboro and is home to approximately 1100 students in grades 9 – 12. A top-10 ranked school in the state of North Carolina, the school offers a wide range of academic and extra-curricular activities for its students, including challenging core and elective courses, Honors and AP opportunities, and electives such as foreign language, visual arts, consumer sciences, and marketing, to name just a few. With recent campus upgrades and construction, the school boasts a new Fine Arts Wing, a renovated auditorium, upgraded classroom spaces and athletic facilities, and a new Main Entrance, Gymnasium, and Lobby.