Chatham County Schools
With 18 schools serving more than 9,100 students, Chatham County Schools (CCS) has a five-year graduation rate of 88.7 percent, which remains above the state’s average.
Approximately 69 percent of CCS students enroll in college after graduating from high school, which, too, is higher than the state’s average. At least $10,629,000 worth of scholarships and grants were offered to CCS students during the 2015-2016 academic year.
CCS is the largest employer in Chatham County. The district has roughly 1,373 employees, including 740 teachers, and 86 of them earned National Board Certification; 47 percent of CCS teachers have advanced degrees.
Among the innovative programs in the district is the early-college concept at Chatham School for Science and Engineering, where graduates may earn both a high school diploma and a two-year college degree.
More about the district is at www.chatham.k12.nc.us.
Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) is a public two-year college and a member of the NC Community College System. The college is a valuable component of Chatham County and employs administration that is always looking for ways to enhance programs and services so that they can offer their best to the community and their students. Chatham County campuses are located in Pittsboro and Siler City. You can read more about the college by visiting the CCCC website.
The Small Business Center (SBC), located at the Pittsboro campus of CCCC, is a great resource for new and existing businesses. This center serves as a comprehensive resource center and offers business counseling and coaching, training, special programs, and has a Business Alliances system in place.
Seminars are offered free of charge by the Small Business Center. For the current list of seminars, please view the Seminar Schedule.
Leadership Chatham Program
Leadership Chatham, a signature program of the Chatham Chamber of Commerce, is an innovative program designed to develop informed, skilled and involved community leaders.
Our leaders greatly influence the success of Chatham County. Through your hands on experiences in the Leadership Chatham Program, you will gain invaluable knowledge and skills that will help you to become one of those influential leaders. The Leadership Chatham brochure details more information about the program.