Cato Middle College High School


Cato Middle College High School

Cato Middle College High SchoolA Collaboration Between Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Central Piedmont Community College

Cato Middle College High School (CMCHS) opened in fall of 2007 and was Charlotte-Mecklenburg School’s first Middle College program to be housed on CPCC's Cato Campus. A second CMS Middle College opened recently during the Spring Semester and is housed on CPCC's Levine Campus.

The school's serve as a part of the Governor’s Initiative that plans to place a Middle College in every school system in North Carolina.

The Middle College experience serves as a comfortable transitional period for juniors and seniors between the high school and college lifestyles.

CMCHS Coursework

CMCHS students are required to meet and maintain certain eligibility requirements in order to be selected for the program and to remain in the program. Students complete their junior & senior year HS graduation requirements in courses on the Cato Campus and are eligible to enroll in CPCC courses on any of the College's campuses.


The CMCHS faculty and staff includes 9 certified CMS employees including the principal, 6 teachers, 1 counselor and 1 secretary. Required high school courses are taught by CMS teachers who collaborate in developing an integrated curriculum. CPCC courses are taught by Central Piedmont Community College instructors.

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