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  • Kindergarten & Pre-K Enrollment for 2024-2025

    Kindergarten & Pre-K registration are open.
    We welcome all children turning five years old on or before August 31, 2024, to register for kindergarten here. Once you submit the online enrollment application, the school will call to schedule a screening appointment.

    For new or returning preschool students, click here to register. Students must be at least three years old on or before August 31, 2024. This registers your child with Caldwell County Schools. It does not guarantee enrollment in a preschool classroom. 


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  • Caldwell Online Academy Accepting Applications

    Caldwell Online Academy (COA) is accepting 2024-25 applications for rising grades 4-12 as a free, public school option in the Caldwell County School System. For prospective COA students, the application window is open NOW through March 15, 2024. For details, go to The ONLINE APPLICATION linkADMISSION REQUIREMENTS.
    Current Caldwell County School students and homeschool, private school, and charter school students are all welcome to apply. Out-of-district students residing in counties surrounding Caldwell are eligible to apply with no tuition charge. Dual enrollment options are available to support homeschool or private school family partnerships.
    COA Application Info
    Questions? Contact Julie Hall, Caldwell Online Academy Principal, at juhall@caldwellschools.com or (828) 726-3855.
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  • Welcome to Kindergarten!

    We welcome all children turning five years old on or before August 31, 2024. Click here to register for kindergarten. 

    Once the online enrollment application is submitted, the school will call to schedule a screening appointment.

    K Screening



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  • Caldwell County Schools Preschool Jump Start Program

    Caldwell County Schools is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Preschool Jump Start Program, a half-day preschool program for 3, 4, and 5-year-olds, with priority given to 3-year-olds. This program is free to all 3-year-olds. The Jump Start Preschool Academy is located at Whitnel Elementary School. Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-10 am or 11:30 am to 2 pm. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, classes are held from 8-10 am. Breakfast or lunch is included. Space is limited, so please apply soon!

    For more information, email lacoffey@caldwellschools.com or leave a message at 828-726-3920. 

    Jump Start Academy

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  • Parent Portal - 24/7 Access to Student Information

    Grades, Test Scores, Attendance and Assignments

    Parent Portal The Parent Portal lets you access your student's attendance, grades, test scores, assignments, and more. 

    Click here for the Parent Portal.

    To view your student's test scores, go to Navigation and select State Test Reports. Your students' test results will be displayed. Please get in touch with your school's Data Manager if you are experiencing problems with your account. 

    View instructions here.

    The PowerSchool Parent Portal interface is user-friendly and gives parents/guardians access to multiple areas of information, such as grades, attendance, test results, grade history, and much more!
    Most importantly, update your contact information so we can contact you about your child's education! 
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  • SAY SOMETHING Anonymous Reporting System


    • Use our mobile APP
    • Call 1-844-5+-SAYNOW
    • Online visit saysomething.net

    If you have a concern, report it. This system is available 24/7/365, and it is anonymous.

    When it comes to preventing and intervening in a crisis, early information is a crucial component. One of the best ways to ensure that information is given thoroughly, quickly, and effectively is to use the anonymous reporting system.

    Say Something



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  •  Brian Lewis, CTE Director

    New CTE Director Announced

    With an extensive 25-year background in public education, Brian Lewis has been named the new Career Technical Education (CTE) Director, and he is set to begin his new role on Mar. 1, 2024.

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  •  Staff Development

    Teachers and Staff Dive into Staff Development

    As part of a strategic effort to enhance educational standards, Caldwell County Schools conducted a Professional Development Day on Friday, Feb. 23, marking the fifth of six dedicated days for school personnel this academic year. The focused day allowed teachers and staff to concentrate on refining their expertise and sharpening valuable teaching skills.

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  •  Ryan Cooper

    New Student Support Services Director Announced

    The Board of Education convened on Feb. 12, during which Superintendent Dr. Donald Phipps officially announced the appointment of Dr. Ryan Cooper as the incoming Student Support Services Director, effective Mar. 1, 2024. Cooper, a proven education leader with a 15-year educational career, has collaborated closely with various student support staff.

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