Summer Office Hours!!! Monday - Thursday, 8am - 4pm

Eric Gonzalez Graduates from the UNC Certified Education Chief Technology Officers Program


Contact: Shannon Howle Tufts, PhD UNC School of Government CGCIO Program (919) 962-5438

Eric Gonzalez Graduates from the UNC Certified Education Chief Technology Officers Program

Chapel Hill, NC, June 16, 2016. Eric Gonzalez, Director of IT for The North Carolina Leadership Academy, has successfully graduated from the 2016 Certified Education Chief Technology Officers (CeCTO) Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Government. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and MCNC partnered with the UNC School of Government to offer this groundbreaking professional development opportunity. The CeCTO program is the first education specific program for CTOs and CIOs in the nation and is proud to graduate its 5th annual class. The program is designed for K-12 Chief Technology Officers and Chief Information Officers whose responsibilities require a broad understanding of management, leadership, and enterprise topics. The course is approximately 240 hours in length. Course instruction covers enterprise issues, strategic technology planning, communication, project management, emerging trends, risk assessment and management, acquisition management, change management, leadership, security, legal issues and financial trends.
Eric Gonzalez is one of 11 K-12 Chief Technology Officers who successfully completed the course this year, joining 98 graduates from the previous 4 years. The CeCTO program is one of the many offerings in the nationally acclaimed Certified Government Chief Information Officers’ series, which was pioneered by the UNC School of Government’s Center for Public Technology. The CGCIO program, started in 2005, was the first of its kind in the nation and has successfully graduated more than 1600 public sector IT professionals across the country.

Girls Volleyball Summer Workouts

For those interested in playing Volleyball in the fall, Summer workouts will occur Monday, July 11th, Wednesday, July 20th, and Monday, July 25th. Workouts will run from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Workouts will focus on skill development, teamwork, and conditioning. These workouts are available to any rising 6th-12th grader.

Please check the school website and calendar for any additional dates. If you have further questions, please contact Mr. Bay at or Mr. Lebrecht at

Fall Sports for Rising 6th-12th Grade

​Tryouts for fall sports will take place Monday, August 1-Wednesday, August 3. These tryouts will be open to current rising 6th-12th graders
​Before the first tryout
, athletes will
​ need to turn in a completed athletic packet, concussion form, and a new physical form for the 2016-2017 school year. These forms can be found by using this link Athletic Forms. ​

​Please keep an eye on the school website for the announcement of practice times and any summer workout opportunities.

Any further questions, please contact Mr. Lebrecht at or Mr. Bay at

MS/HS Boys Basketball Summer Workouts

Rising 6th-12th Graders...summer basketball workouts will begin Thursday, June 9 at 6:00pm.  Workouts will focus on offensive and defensive skill development. This will not be an "Open Gym." These workouts are designed  for those that played this past season and to those interested in trying out this next season. Other workouts will occur on 6/21, 6/23, 6/28, 6/30, 7/5, 7/14, 7/19, 7/21, 7/26, and 7/28 from 6:00-8:00 pm. These workouts are not mandatory but are available to those that would like to continue to work on their basketball skills. PLEASE MONITOR THE SCHOOL WEBSITE CALENDAR FOR ANY CHANGES TO THE SCHEDULE. Please contact Mr. Lebrecht at with any questions.

Transcript Request Procedure

As your senior year comes near, you will need official high school transcripts.  The following is the procedure to follow for requesting them:
All requests will need to be in writing through the main office to Kimberly Stanley.  There will be a 48 hour turn around time for official transcripts.  And the first two are free.  A $5.00 fee for additional copies will be due at time of request.

H539 - Charter School Funding

House Members Are Home For The Weekend, Please Contact Them About H539

Charter advocates expect the H539- Charter School Funding bill to move in the House next week!  This bill will help even the local funding levels between charter and conventional students. 
Please call or email any members of the state House of Representatives that you know personally between now and Monday 
afternoon. Ask the members of your school's community to do the same.

Ask them to vote "Yes to concur on H539."

There is nothing more effective to our cause than the voice of a familiar advocate. You can bet the other side is calling them.   
Click Here for a summary of H539
Three points to make....
  • Everything on the summary list used to be shared with charters. Look at how many items will still not be shared with charter schools even if the bill passes. We have compromised and and compromised! 
  • Our schools are asking for only 30-40% of what was taken from them in 2010. That equates to about $8.80 per conventional student and $120 per charter student. 
  • Nothing will be taken from an individual conventional school; Not PTO money, not band booster money, not tuition, not renting the auditorium, not before/after school care fees. Nothing!

  • Charter schools DO NOT receive any funds from state lottery. So getting closer to a fair portion of local funds would help.