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  • Welcome to

    THE Cary High School

         I would like to welcome you to Cary High School, where we value Tradition, Honor, and Excellence.  We were the first public school in North Carolina and we take pride in celebrating our long history of graduating highly successful students and citizens.  Our school culture demands focus, curiosity, engagement, and hard work.  We believe that our school has a responsibility to support its community by serving others.  Cary High School provides many specialty programs that allow students to explore and hone their talents and interests, from performing on stage to excelling on the field.  We hope that you will find our website useful in learning about us and all of the wonderful opportunities awaiting you on our campus.  


    Nolan Bryant


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  • Drivers Ed Restored!!

    Funding has been restored for Driver Education. Jordan Driving School is resuming classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction for public school students. Please be patient while they schedule students following a three-month hiatus. Classroom instruction will begin in November. Behind-the-wheel instruction will resume on October 5, with students that have completed classroom instruction. Jordan Driving School will contact these students.

    Forms for Driver Ed will be available HERE and Student Services, after the schedule has been revised.


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  • National Student Creative Arts Contest!!

    "Reflections" is a national PTA program that recognizes outstanding student achievement in visual arts, literature, musical composition, photography, film production and dance choreography.  Click HERE for more information! 

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  • Yearbooks are on SALE now!!

    to order yours today!!

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  • We need YOUR Expertise!

    Volunteer as a businessperson to impact the lives of our students at CHS.
    Please click HERE and complete the information on the volunteer form. 
    For more information please email Wendy Gressett, Career Development Coordinator, at

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    Mrs. Allen is planning a trip!!

    Where: Spain (Barcelona) & Italy (Florence, Venice) 
    When: June 14-21, 2016
    Who: Students, parents, friends and teachers
    Cost: $3500  All inclusive: Transportation, breakfast, dinner, lodging, admissions per the itinerary, airfare, taxes & tips.  $100 discount if paid in full by Sept. 30, 2015
    Information Meetings:  
    1. Tuesday, Sept 1- during lunch or after school- Mrs. Allen's room, 2106
    2. Tuesday, Sept 29- 7pm in Mrs. Allen's room, 2106.  Travel for Teens Vice President, Ned Clark, will be here to talk about the trip and answer questions
     Trip website:  Click HERE!
    Email if you have any questions:  Lisa Allen- or Ned Clark-
    I'm going to eat Gelato every day- come join me!

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  • New Grading Scale 

    Click HERE for more information in English.
    Click HERE for more information in Spanish. 

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  • For NC Driving Eligibility Certificate you MUST BRING WITH YOU:

    -Birth Certificate
    -Parent/Guardian with ID
    -Drivers Ed Certificate from Instructor

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    Cary High School PTSA Harris Teeter VIC code: 3208. Don’t forget to link today

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  • Culinary Academy accepting applications - for the next school year. 

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  • Dine Out

    When: ALL DAY December 8, 2015

    Where: City BBQ

    Why: NJROTC

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Imps in the News



Cary High School student, Sydney Edmisten, participates in prestigious World Food Prize Global Youth Institute

The best and brightest students from 30 U.S. states and territories and six countries attended speeches by world renowned leaders, presented their own research, and joined in hunger relief efforts.  

Click HERE to download more information!!


Congratulations to the Cary High School Marching Band!!

Macy's Donation

Click HERE to HELP!

The Marching Band will be representing  Cary High School and the state of North Carolina in the 2016 Macy’s Day Parade in New York, New York.    Out of 175 applicants Cary High School Marching Band was selected to be one of ten marching bands to perform in this iconic event.  More details to follow...  Read More! 


The Speech and Debate Team 

...hosted and competed at our own tournament this past Saturday and placed third overall!  Special thanks to the NJROTC and NHS, who provided such fabulous help throughout the day.  Congratulations to Oluchi Okafor, who paced first in a program of oral interpretation; to Michael Quint, who placed second in impromptu speaking; to Serena Shahidi, who placed second in novice oral interpretation of prose and poetry; to Kyle Morgenstein, who placed third in varsity Lincoln-Douglas debate; to Mubashshir Khan and Ivan Lin, who placed third in novice public forum debate; to Ellie Warren, who placed fourth in novice Lincoln-Douglas debate; and to Halah Little, who placed fifth in varsity oral interpretation of prose and poetry and in a program of oral interpretation.  We are proud of all who participated.  Anyone interested in joining the team should see Mr. Jessee in room 1013.  All are welcome.


Cary High School Visual Art won first place at the North Carolina State Fair!

There were approximately 35 high schools from across the state that entered the competition, and Cary High School won the top prize! Students that were showcased to represent Cary High School are: Emily Pittman (12th grade), Bennett Steidinger (12th grade), Leah Jensen (11th grade), Tiffany Luong (12th grade), Annalyn Hamed (12th grade). 


Visual Arts Students Sweep 4 of 6 Awards! 

The Visual Art students recently participated in a wonderful event at the Page Walker House. The students created artwork inspired by the environment of the P.W.H. They sat for a working time of four hours and finished their work in that time! Quite amazing! Yesterday the Page Walker House hosted an opening reception and awards ceremony. Cary High students swept up 4 out of the 6 awards presented! If you see any of these students, congratulate them on a job well done!  

Veronica Goodman- Best use of positive and negative space
Sean Haley- Best En Plain Air
Emily Pittman- Best architectural rendering
Hannah Sudduth- Best use of media

Remaining Participants:
Katy Dimmitt
Rylee Navarre
Stefan Bottomley
Danilea Sanabria
Emelia Stern
Rachel Breitinger
Hope Welch
Leah Jensen


Congratulations!!! Will Atkinson and Jonathan Schertz. They have both been named semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship!



In our first year of having an FCCLA club at Cary High, we not only sent our team to State Competition where they won gold, but this freshman team also earned the right to go to National Competition in July.   Thousands of FCCLA members from across the nation converged to compete in a variety of national competitive events in Washington DC.  Our Imps Madison James and Kylie Hinz brought home the Bronze medal in their event "Environmental Ambassadors".  We are very proud of these two young ladies.  If you are interested in the growing FCCLA club please see Mrs. Hinz in room 201.  FYI nationals is in  San Diego  this year!

Summer Ventures - Chevonne Parker

Cary High was proudly represented by Chevonne Parker at the 2015 Summer Ventures at East Carolina University.  At ECU, there were 80 students participating in 6 areas of research.  Chevonne was one of 10 who participated in the bio-medical research at Brody School of Medicine, ECU.  At the completion of the research projects, the best paper was nominated from each of the 6 areas.  Chevonne successfully completed her research project on "Trichloroethylene and T-Cell Infiltration in the Cerebellum" .  Her paper was the best out of her group, which was then nominated to receive the "Catalyst Award".  Chevonne did an excellent job presenting her research project to a panel of professors who then selected the ultimate winner.  We are very proud that Chevonne was the finalist out of her group.  We say congratulations to Chevonne!  This is a reflection of the great job that teachers at Cary High School are doing.

For more information about the summer ventures program check out their webpage


Senior Reminders



  • Graduation Info!

    Order your cap and gown, graduation announcements, and class ring on Tuesday and Wednesday during SMART lunch in the gym lobby.  Parents are invited to order on Tuesday evening from 5pm to 7pm in the gym lobby.  Bring your completed order form you recieved in the senior meeting and your $80 deposit or payment in full. For more information about the products, click HERE.


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  • Attention Seniors!

    The class rank for the Fall is complete.  You may now request official transcripts to be sent to your preferred institutions.


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    Go to to order yours today!!
    Senior Ads are also on sale now and due by Oct 30th!!
    Click HERE for a Senior Ad form. 
    Contact  yearbook adviser Caroline Sutton (
    if you have any questions. 

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    Yard Sign
                                                                                   Click HERE!

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    IMPortant Senior Dates!!!

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Clubs & Organizations



FCA now having Small Group Bible Study  meetings on Thursdays in Room 1008 during SMART lunch.  Bring your lunch and enjoy the fellowship!

US News Silver Medal

Cary High School is nationally-ranked in US News and World Report's Best High Schools. With our diverse student population and dedicated faculty, we consistently perform at the top of WCPSS high schools in student growth, AP participation, and math readiness.  Read more HERE!!



Imps Tweets

Click HERE for the BYOD Policy 

Asbestos Notification

from WCPSS Click HERE for PDF 

Wake County News

  • Credit by Demonstrated Mastery

    Students can earn high school credit for specified courses without spending a set number of hours taking the course in a classroom.

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  • Suicide is Preventable

    We must all work together to identify and help students at risk of having or acting on suicidal thoughts. Know what to look for and how you can help.

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  • PSAT will be administered on Oct. 14; Registration deadline Sept. 23

    Assessment open to students in grades 8-12; Free for GRADE 10

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