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Academy of Public Safety and Security

  • Offers a challenging academic curriculum for students interested in a Public Safety Career
  • Focuses on three concentrations: Latent Evidence Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, and Emergency Management
  • Offers college-level courses leading to an Associate degree or Baccalaureate degree from Fayetteville Technical Community College and Fayetteville State University
  • Offers certification in Latent Evidence Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, and Emergency Management through Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • Director: Mrs.Brewington (Oxendine)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Min. 2.5 overall GPA and a min. of 3.0 GPA in academy courses
  • Faculty recommendations
  • Interview

International Baccalaureate Academy

  • Provides a rigorous international college preparatory program for juniors and seniors
  • Supports an environment that promotes international understanding and fosters a more compassionate citizenry
  • Requires prerequisites in 9th and 10th grade year in the areas of English, math, science, social studies, a foreign language, and the arts
  • Requires participation in extra-curricular activities and community involvement to develop the whole person
  • Director: Dawn M. Curle
  • Click Staff Directory IB-Academy to open the Academic Website for information about this Choice Program.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Math 1 in Grade 8
  • Honors level courses in grades 9-10 with a grade minimum of 85%
  • Highly motivated with exceptional integrity
  • Faculty recommendations
  • Interview

Choice Program(s) Cumberland County Schools

The implementation of the Choice Program is a direct result of our responsiveness to our customers who clearly want a school system that offers a choice in where their children attend school.

Realizing that not all children share the same interests and career goals or learn in the same fashion, our schools developed programs to meet the diverse needs of our students.  Our Choice Programs range from the elementary to high school level and include locally developed models as well as national and international models.

All Cumberland County Schools teach the new standard North Carolina curriculum.  Depending on the Choice Program, “HOW” the curriculum is taught makes all the difference. For example, if a child has special interests in the arts, the parent/guardian can apply to a school where the curriculum integrates the arts throughout all subjects.  If a student wants to prepare himself/herself for a certain career field after graduation, he or she may prepare themselves by attending one of the many high school academies.

If you would like to learn more about the various programs please click on the appropriate links listed below. These links will take you to the individual Choice Programs and schools.

  • Please feel free to discuss Cumberland County Schools’ (CCS) Choice Program options with your child’s principal.
  • For additional information about a specific CCS’  Choice Program, contact the CCS’ Student Assignment Office at 910.678.261.

Published by Laura Taylor on June 7, 2019