At Performance Learning Center, scholars benefit from small, structured classes with a 12:1 student-to-teacher ratio, and a personalized learning plan. We proudly offer dual enrollment through Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), NC Virtual Public School (NCVPS), and Edgenuity, which offer scholars many and varied pathways to access courses of interest, enrichment and acceleration. Active participation in service learning projects and student led monthly activities are the cornerstone of our philosophy. We expose scholars to a variety of unique opportunities; we provide challenging instruction to educate them, which provides the pathways to empower them to access to a bright and successful future.

We help young adults develop healthy, positive relationships that are nurtured within and are demonstrated openly through responsibility to one’s self, family, community, country, as well as globally. We utilize Restorative Practices, a research-based approach to build leadership skills, and foster relationships and community within our school.

Another cornerstone of building success is through the AVID electives in grades 9-12. For one period a day, students receive the additional academic, social, and emotional support they need to help them succeed in rigorous courses and prepare for college and career. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) and we incorporate AVID strategies in all classes.  


Special Features

  • All college courses and books are provided at no charge to PLC scholars.
  • Scholars have the opportunity to  earn up to 50 transferable CPCC credits.
  • Scholars have access to internships and work-based learning opportunities.
  • Scholars can participate in co-curricular activities and sports at their home high school (transportation not provided).
  • Scholars served are freshmen through seniors.
  • Students may participate in co-curricular activities and sports at their home school; however, transportation is not provided.

Schools

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Entry Requirements

Scholars who are rising freshmen and sophomores can apply through the School Choice Lottery. Scholars that are juniors and seniors can apply and go through the transcript analysis process. There are no entry requirements for freshmen and sophomores.


Registration

Families of interested students in grades 11-12 must submit a Request for Reassignment/Transfer using the process below:

  • If you are a current CMS student:
    • Step 1: Complete the online Request for Reassignment/Transfer form using the link in the green button below. 
    • Step 2:  The principal will obtain your transcript via the PowerSchool portal. You can read more about the transcript review for the Performance Learning Center High School here.
    • Step 3:  Student Placement will send you a letter with the results of the transfer/reassignment request. Please note that the transfer will NOT be approved unless the transcript meets requirements.
  • If you are NOT a current CMS student:
    • Step 1:  Enroll in CMS at your neighborhood high school.
    • Step 2:  Once the enrollment is complete (and you have received a student ID and PIN), complete the online Request for Reassignment/Transfer form using the link in the green button below. 
    • Step 3:  Take a copy of your official school transcript to the Performance Learning Center High School for transcript review.
    • Step 4:  Student Placement will send you a letter with the results of the transfer/reassignment request. Please note that the transfer will NOT be approved unless the transcript meets requirements.

Scholars Who Thrive at Performance Learning Center

  • enjoy working in Collaborative Learning Environments.
  • exploring leadership opportunities
  • care about their personal and educational success.
  • learn best in small school environments with more one-on-one attention from teachers.
  • will benefit from College and Career Focused academic journeys and Simulations
  • infuse culture and community environment.
  • are creative thinkers.
  • learn from community business partners.
  • take advantage of opportunities to participate in internships, career fairs, academic journeys, and extracurricular learning activities.
  • find joy in solving problems through Restorative Practices experiences.

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