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Commissioners School of Excellence

Each summer, the Gaston County Board of Commissioner funds a two-week residential experience at Belmont Abbey College for sixty Gaston County rising tenth grade students. The Commissioners' School of Excellence (CSE) offers a variety of hands-on activities and seminars designed to help participants better understand Gaston County, and their own roles as future leaders.

Admission is open to all rising tenth grade students in public and private Gaston County high schools and Gaston County homeschooled students.  

Interested students should apply through their school's administrative office.

2020 Important Dates:

JANUARY 27th – FEBRUARY 14th  – Student application window – See your school counselor for an application and information.
FEBRUARY 3rd – Essay topic shared with Counselor
FEBRUARY 28th – RECOMMENDED Student and alternate information due back to Lori Collins/Highland Tech
APRIL 9th – Schools/Students notified after final list approved by Superintendent
APRIL 28th – Mandatory student/parent meeting at STUART CRAMER at 7pm
MAY 1st – Completed forms (from students/parents) due back to LORI COLLINS @ HIGHLAND
JUNE 14th-25th – COMMISSIONERS’ SCHOOL 2020 @ BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE – HAID THEATER

Contact Information:
Lori Collins 704-810-8816 lwcollins@gaston.k12.nc.us or 
Bridget Matzke 704-866-5700 bsmatzke@gaston.k12.nc.us