About Us

This innovative industry specific trade school serving grades 9-12 is a project of Aspire Carolinas Foundation Inc. This school is the only charter model of its kind in North Carolina featuring “hands-on” labs. At this rigorous academic school students will have the ability to earn a diploma AND a trade certificate during their four years. Students will begin trade instruction in their freshman year and will be able to enter an apprenticeship with a local company during their senior year to gain additional experience. Students will have opportunities to explore career options in industry-specific trades like HVAC, plumbing, data science, carpentry, culinary, masonry/ceramic tile, welding/fabrication, medical assistant, and medical coding. We are currently exploring additional career fields, such as, CNC machining, robotics, 3D printing, automotive, and horticulture (commercial greenhouse)/ business hydroponics. Students will have trade instructors that are experts in their industry and will use curriculum that would lead students towards NC trade certification or licensure if that is available in their chosen field.
Curriculum

Curriculum

Trade Program

Aspire Trade High School will offer multiple career and technical education paths that align with the college-ready academic core including:
1) Masonry/Tile
2) HVAC
3) Plumbing
4) Data Science
5) Culinary
6) Medical Assistant
7) Medical Coding
8) Welding/Fabrication/Robotics
9) Carpentry

Core Academics

Core Academics

Curriculum

Our core academic curriculum will include 1 credit in physical education, 3 credits in Science, and 4 credits in:
1) Math
2) English
3) Social Studies

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

Job Training

In this rigorous program students will gain viable skills and experience while enrolled in an academic high school and be offered apprenticeships by companies within our region prior to graduation. Aspire Trade High School students will be enrolled in the trade major of their choice. Upon completing required trade courses and their senior apprenticeship they will achieve a certificate of completion, graduate with marketable skills and enter a labor market begging for talented professionals.

Get in Touch

Contact us with questions at: cathy@aspirecarolinas.org

Find us at the office

11414 Beatties Ford Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078

Give us a ring

Jennifer Nichols (704) 278-8009 Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Board Meetings

Our next board meeting is scheduled for: Thursday, October 27th at 6:45 pm. To attend please click on this zoom link (Meeting ID:  coming soon and Passcode: coming soon). Click on agenda and meeting minutes to view.

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