Education and Training

LEADERSHIP CHATHAM PROGRAM

The Chamber is dedicated to the support and promotion of business and to helping mold Chatham into a place that everyone is proud to do business and call home.  With the expected growth for Chatham County, there will be more and more opportunities that arise. The demand for effective leaders will be crucial. Leadership Chatham, a signature program of the Chatham Chamber of Commerce, is an innovative program designed to develop informed, skilled and involved community leaders.  

 

The Leadership Chatham program takes participants on a journey through the social, cultural, political and economic makeup of our community.  Access to existing community experts will yield firsthand knowledge of critical issues facing Chatham County.

 

During each Leadership Chatham Class year, participants work closely as a team to develop a class project that is of benefit to Chatham County and follows along with the mission of the Chatham Chamber of Commerce.

 

The Leadership Chatham brochure and application details more information about the program.  Each class year begins in September.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

CHATHAM CHARTER SCHOOL


Our Mission Statement:

Chatham Charter School will establish and maintain a challenging learning environment that respects the individual learners and prepares students to succeed in a globally competitive society.


Vision:

 

Students will become self-directed, achieve academic excellence, and develop the personal values and responsibilities necessary to become globally competitive citizens in a rapidly changing world.

 

 History:

  • Among the first group of 100 schools in North Carolina to receive a charter in 1996
  • Enrollment increased from 126 in 1997 to 315 in 2011 and to over 550 in 2016
  • Diverse student population in elementary, middle, and high school
  • 75+ acre campus
  • Middle school opened in 2008 in a separate building
  • Three buildings including an air-conditioned gym with a mezzanine
  • Modern and well-equipped gymnasium completed in 2010
  • High school expansion opened in 2013 


AdvancED Accreditation

Chatham Charter School is proudly accredited by SACS CASI, an accrediting division of AdvancED. Accreditation demonstrates our dedication to continuous improvement in all that we do. We are committed to serving students at a level that is consistent with national standards of excellence. Chatham Charter first became accredited in 2006 and most recently earned continuing accreditation in 2016.

 

Visit our website at http://www.chathamcharter.org/.

 

 

 

 

CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Central Carolina Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College System, offers a wide variety of programs. Within these programs, students can earn associate degrees or college transfer credits, diplomas, or certificates. 


CCCC’s Economic & Community Development Division offers courses in such areas as short-term job training, college and career readiness, personal interests, business and industry, and emergency services training.


CCCC has Chatham County locations at the Chatham Main Campus in Pittsboro and the Siler City Center. CCCC is in the process of designing a new Chatham Health Sciences facility that will increase program offerings to residents. In addition, CCCC and Chatham County Schools has opened the county’s first early college, the Chatham School of Science and Engineering.


CCCC’s Chatham Main Campus is known as Green Central, with programs including Building Construction Technology, Culinary Arts, Sustainability Technologies, and Sustainable Agriculture. CCCC’s student farm on its Chatham Main Campus ranks among the Top 20 best college farms in America, according to Best College Reviews. 


The Small Business Center (SBC), located at the Chatham Main Campus, is a great resource for new and existing businesses. This center serves as a comprehensive resource center and offers business counseling and coaching, training, and special programs.


The NCWorks Career Center is housed at the Chatham Main Campus. 


You can read more about the college by visiting the CCCC website at www.cccc.edu.

 

 

 

 

Leadership Chatham Education Session
April 2018

 

 

 

Margaret B. Pollard Middle School

The first LEED Gold middle school in the

state, located in northeastern Chatham County.

 

 

 

 

Chatham Charter School

2200 Hamp Stone Road, Siler City

 

 

 

CCCC Main Campus
764 West Street, Pittsboro

CCCC - Siler City Center
400 Progress Blvd., Siler City