Welcome to Hawthorne Academy

  • As we embark upon a new school year, there is excitement in the air surrounding the implementation of Hawthorne Academy.  The administration and staff will help to prepare our students to be more competitive in a global society through promoting an academy that is tailored to the health sciences field of study.  Students will have the opportunity to engage in rigorous academics and advanced instruction.  Our students will experience a learning environment that is competent, nurturing, and has knowledgeable staff.  By partnering with the National Academy Foundation (NAF) and North Carolina New Schools (NCNS), the students at Hawthorne Academy of Health Sciences will have career and work-based experiences to make them career and college ready upon graduation. 

    Every student will be better prepared for the 21st century.  We believe that each and every student has the capacity and potential to experience Academic Excellence at Hawthorne Academy.    

    Throughout the year, we will provide our students with the opportunity to experience academic success, leadership development and character building. Through the collaborative efforts of the staff, parents, and the community, you can be assured that your child will be a lifelong learner.

    Hawthorne Academy will create a learning community where there is success for all.  We will become a high-performing school that provides relevant and meaningful learning opportunities in preparation for tomorrow, and learning for a lifetime as we progress through the 21st century.


    • Learning can be transformative when students are at the center
    • All members of the learning community should be held to high standards
    • Student who know themselves well can impact social and cultural issues now and in the future
    • Students need critical thinking skills to live in the 21st century.
    • Inclusive learning and heterogeneous academic instruction are integral to our mission
    • Studying the arts improves self-expression and understanding of the world
    •  Connecting curricula allows students to be efficient and effective

     Our Special Features:

    • Option of dual enrollment at CPCC (9th & 10th Grade)

    • Hands on medical field experience through job shadowing and internships (11th & 12th Grade)

    • Conferences and Symposiums offered through local universities (e.g. Brody School of Medicine Pre-medical Conference)

    • Class sizes (1:28) teacher:student ratio with a career-focused education

    • Highest graduation rate increase in CMS

    • Advanced Placement (AP) certified teachers

    • Provide additional learning opportunities during the school day

    • Health Science, College and Career Fairs

    • Virtual Public School course offerings

    • National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT)

    • Field trips (i.e. ASC, UNCC-STEM, abroad)

    • Community Blood Center of the Carolinas blood drives​

    • Technology ratio--1:1

    • National Honor Society

    • Public Service pathways will begin with an overview of public safety and then focus on the student's area of interest, either in Law Enforcement, Firefighting or Emergency Service

    • Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Program (JROTC):  A curriculum which promotes citizenship, leadership, character and community service--Skills for Life

    • Scholarship opportunities for JROTC Cadets