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Hudson, NC  28638
Fax: 828-396-5929
CEEB # 341-915

J. Michael Peake

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Link to Caldwell County School Bus Garage for transportation information
The construction South Caldwell High School was completed on August 15, 1977.  SCHS is located on a 100 acre site in southern Caldwell County, North Carolina between Hudson and Granite Falls.
South Caldwell High School has approximately 1550 students in grades nine through twelve.  The students come from a rural community of families who work in the manufacturing and service industries.  The community is part of the unifour area which has a population of over 400,000.  South Caldwell High School is approved and accredited by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 

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The school provides an academic program ranging from courses for the trainable handicapped through those offered for the academically gifted and talented.  Student needs are enriched through a comprehensive program centering in the basic subjects of English, math, social studies and science, with tutoring provided free of charge before and after school.  We are structured in five Small Learning Communities-Spartan Academy for Freshmen; Math, Science, and Engineering Academy; Business and Public Service Academy; Arts, Culture, and Humanities Academy; Health and Medical Academy.

Block scheduling is used with two nine-weeks grading periods per semester.  Grade point average and class rank are computed using the state-weighted scale at the end of each semester.  The cumulative average is based on four years, beginning with the ninth grade.
The grading scale is A=93-100, B=85-92, C=77-84, D=70=76, F=Below 70. 
Weighted grading scale for honors classes is A=5.0, B=4.0, C=3.0, D-2.0, F-0.0. 
Weighted grading scale for AP classes is A=6.0, B=5.0, C=4.0, D=3.0, F=0.0.

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Students may also take first year college courses through Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from high school in Caldwell County students must have twenty-eight (28) units in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12.  Caldwell County requires a 5th English credit which is Communication Skills in 9th grade and completion of the Senior Graduation Project.  For further details about North Carolina requirements click the link below.

NC State Graduation Requirements


Honors courses are offered in English, Math, Social Studies, Science, Foreign Language, Art, Chorus, Band, Career Technical Education Courses and Drama.
Advanced Placement  Courses are offered in English, Math, Science, Music Theory, and Social Studies.

South Caldwell High School is a member of the 3A/4A Combined Northwest Conference and sponsors 31 athletic teams for males and females on both junior varsity and varsity levels.  The school also sponsors various clubs and organizations that meet on a regular basis throughout the year.


The media center is an integral part of the academic atmosphere of the school.  The facility houses over 15,587 volumes supplementing all subject areas.  Students have flexible access to the media center resources and its thirty networked computers that access the electronic reference databases and the internet.  A thirty computer lab for activities such as word processing, creating presentations, webquests, and Internet research is housed in the Media Center as well.  An additional thirty computer lab
is dedicated to the use of GradPoint, a self-paced credit recovery software program.


South Caldwell has a comprehensive plan for student safety, discipline, and drug prevention.  A school resource officer is on duty at all times in the school.  The student handbook details rules and policies.

Student council and class meetings give students a voice in school activities and concerns. Student representatives serve on the School Improvement Team.