"Hannah Cobb, former assistant principal of Northwest High School, has been selected to be the founding principal of Piedmont Classical High School, a public, tuition-free charter school opening in Guilford County in August with 9th and 10th grades.
Cobb, who has been in education for 17 years, was an assistant principal of Northwest High School from 2008-2012. She received her BA in Classical Studies from Lenior-Rhyne College and her MSA from Western Carolina University. She has taught Latin on both the middle school and high school levels and currently serves as assistant principal at Southern Alamance High School.
Piedmont Classical High School will be a rigorous, traditional high school built on a classical model. Students will be required to take at least one year of Latin, a logic course, and a senior rhetoric course. Piedmont Classical will offer seven period days with an optional scheduled study hall and an optional after school study hall. Piedmont Classical will also have a wide range of athletics including track, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, cross country, tennis, and golf.
Piedmont Classical will open with 300 students in 9th and 10th grades. 11th and 12th grades will be added in subsequent years, allowing Piedmont Classical to grow to 900 students in grades 9-12 within 5 years. Any student who is eligible to attend public high school and resides in North Carolina may apply to attend Piedmont Classical High School.
Piedmont Classical High School is currently accepting applications for students and staff. Any enrollment applications which are received during the open enrollment period, which will end on February 20, 2015 at 5 p.m, will be included in the lottery if one is necessary.
More information, including applications for enrollment and employment, may be found on the website, www.piedmontclassical.com."
- A Press Release