Piedmont Community Charter School is a free college preparatory K-12 school, where students receive a well-rounded education focused on academics, character and community. Piedmont has 210 employees and currently serves 1,900 students on three campuses. Our students have exposure to a rich academic curriculum, diverse fine arts, competitive athletics and well-developed programs that celebrate and inspire excellent student achievement and character. Piedmont students practice leadership skills for tomorrow by serving their community today.
In operation since the year 2000, Piedmont is the 6th largest brick and mortar charter school in North Carolina. The College Now program at Gaston College has a strong history with over 50% of juniors and seniors dually enrolled in a tuition-free college program. Piedmont provides every student in grades K-12 with a Chromebook. Piedmont earned a 2022 National Best High Schools ranking from U.S. News and World Report. Our school performance placed us in the top 30 percent of both state and nationally-ranked high schools. Our graduation rate is the highest it’s ever been with 98.3% of our students graduating in four years.