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A Funding Misconception

We have just completed our budget process and approval for our operating budget for the 2018-2019 school year.  During the process of building the budget and communicating with the public, it became clear that there were some misconceptions regarding how charter schools are funded in Orange County.


Cedar Ridge Announces New Head Football Coach

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 24 JULY 2018- Cedar Ridge High School will have a new football coach coming into the 2018-19 school year. Mr. Antonio King has been named the Coach of the Cedar Ridge High School Football team. Currently, Coach King is the Head Football Coach and Athletic Director at Hargrave Military Academy (VA). Before coming to Hargrave, Coach King was the running backs coach at East Carolina University, after having garnered an outstanding career as Head Football Coach at Hillside High School (Durham).


Orange High School Teacher Named Educator Scholar

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 10 JULY 2018- Orange High School Teacher Ms. Andromeda Crowell has been named the Simon F. Terrell Honored Educator Scholar for 2018-19 by the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT). The award pays tribute to outstanding educators and individuals whose teaching or influence in public education has made a positive difference in the lives of others. Ms. Crowell will receive a scholarship that covers all costs to attend an NCCAT program of her choosing. Additionally, she will receive $250 to use for her classroom.


Budget Impacts for the 2018-19 School Year

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 25 JUNE 2018- The Orange County Schools (OCS) 2018-19 budget was approved by the Board of Education on Monday night.  District staff along with the Board of Education Budget Committee have been reviewing and discussing the upcoming budget since October 2017.   The loss of the one time discretionary funding along with decreasing average daily student enrollment continues to impact the OCS budget.


CRHS Football 2018

We have spent the last several weeks analyzing the participation in our football program at Cedar Ridge High School.  We believe football to be an important part of our athletic program and our entire school community. It is our responsibility to consider a variety of things when fielding a varsity team, none more important than safety.


Cameron Park welcomes new Principal

Mr. Tony Widder has been named as the Principal of Cameron Park Elementary School. Before coming to Cameron Park, Mr. Widder was the Principal of the Middle School at the International Community School (Singapore). He has joined the Cameron Park family  this summer to prepare for the 2018-19 school year.

Mr. Widder is energized about building positive relationships in the school community to continue the tradition of success at Cameron Park. “I believe that students grow and develop best in a school culture that is inspiring, innovative, and enjoyable,” offered Mr. Widder.


Grady A. Brown is ready for the 2018-19 School Year with a new Principal

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 19 MAY 2018- The upcoming 2018-19 school year will welcome in some new faces to Grady A. Brown elementary school, along with a familiar face in a new role.  Beginning this summer, Mr. Chris Marks will take over as Principal of Grady A. Brown elementary. Currently, Mr. Marks is the Assistant Principal at the school.


Orange County Schools Exceptional Children Services

HILLSBOROUGH, NC 14 MAY 2018- The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the law that ensures a free appropriate public education is available for eligible children with disabilities throughout the nation. Additionally, it ensures special education and related services are available for those identified children. Children and youth ages three through 21 receive special education and related services under IDEA.



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