Camden County High School Profile

Camden, North Carolina

Contact Information

Melvin Hawkins, Camden County Schools Superintendent

Billie Berry, Camden County High School Principal

James Oliver, Assistant Principal

Scott Jones, Athletic Director

Dianne Overton, Career Development Coordinator

Sharon WIsinger, School Counselor

Kelly Stallings, Student Services Administrative Assistant

Camden County, Northeastern North Carolina

Camden County, a growing area of rural and suburban neighborhoods, is located in the northeastern tier of North Carolina between the beaches of the Outer Banks and nearby Elizabeth City. Camden County High School is located in the Camden section of the county with an enrollment of approximately 460 students in grades 9-12. The student body makeup is 52 percent male and 48 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 23 percent. The community has a cross section of socio-economic, educational, and cultural backgrounds.


Camden County High Schools are accredited by both the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Class of 2016 Graduation Requirements

High school students must meet the Future-Ready Core Course and Credit Requirements, End-of-Course tests, a local requirement of an additional career/technical elective (24 credits minimum) and successful completion of The North Carolina Graduation Project (a research project, a portfolio, a product, and a presentation). All courses are offered using a 4 x 4 block schedule.

Future-Ready Core Courses / Credits Required for Graduation

English: I, II, III, and IV 4

Mathematics: Math I (Algebra I), Math II (Geometry), Math III (Algebra II), a fourth math course to be aligned with post high school plans. 4

Science: Earth/Environmental Science, Biology, physical science (Physical Science, Chemistry, or Physics) 3

Social Studies: World History, Civics and Economics, U.S. History I and U.S. History II 4

Second language: Not required for graduation, but a two credit minimum is

required for admission to a university in the University of North Carolina system. American Sign Language satisfies this requirement, but two courses are needed to

meet the minimum requirements for University of North Carolina System. 2

Health and Physical Education 1

Electives or other 6 Credits Requirements - two elective credits from career and technical education, arts education, and/or second languages

A four course concentration from any of the following is strongly recommended: Career and Technical Education, Arts Education, or any other subject area. 6

Career and Technical Education (local requirement) 1

Total: 24 credits

Grade Scale Class of 2016

A = 93 - 100

B = 85 - 92

C = 77 - 84

D = 70 - 76

F = 0 - 76

Grade Point Average

All classes use the following scale: A – 4, B – 3, C – 2, D – 1, E – 0. At the successful completion of each advanced or honors course, College and Career Promise online community college course, or online distance learning course, a quality point is added to the 4.0 scale. Advanced Placement (AP) courses receive two quality points. Traditional high school courses taken during middle school are not included in the GPA calculation for the class of 2015. Course work taken outside of the school system is reflected on the transcript and calculated in the final GPA on a 4.0 scale.

2015-2016 Advanced Placement Weighted Courses (+2)

AP Language and Composition

AP Literature and Composition

AP United States History

2014- 2015 AP Biology

2014-2015 AP Calculus AB

Honors Weighted Courses (+1)

Honors Precalculus

Honors Calculus

Honors Advanced Functions

Honors Discrete Math

Honors Math II, III

Honors Anatomy and Physiology

Honors Physics

Honors Chemistry

Honors Biology

Honors Biology II

Honors Earth Science

Honors Anatomy

Honors English I, II, III, IV

Honors American History: The Founding Principles, Civics, and Economics

Honors American History I: The Founding Principles

Honors American History II

Honors World History

Honors Spanish III, IV

Honors Visual Arts (Proficient)

Honors Visual Arts (Advanced)

Honors Marching Band (Proficient)

Honors Marching Band (Advanced)

Honors Symphonic Band (Proficient)

Honors Symphonic Band (Advanced)

Honors Vocal Music (Proficient)

Honors Vocal Music (Advanced)

Online High School Courses

Online high school courses are delivered through the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) or the North Carolina School of Science and Math (NCSSM). Please note, due to extenuating circumstances, students enrolled in AP Calculus AB through the NCSSM are taking the online class at a high school in a neighboring county.

College and Career Promise (CCP) Dual Enrollment Courses (+1)

Both a high school elective credit and community college credit is offered (to juniors and seniors with a 3.0 weighed grade point average) through the College of the Albemarle, in collaboration with Camden County Schools.

Class of 2015 Class Size: 100

35% entering 4 year colleges and universities

37% entering 2 year colleges

10% entering the military

18% entering employment/other

SAT Performance Score Results Class of 2015

Camden County HS CR 489 M 476 W 479 CR+M 965 CR+M+W 1444

NC (All Students) CR 492 M 500 W 469 CR+M 992 CR+M+W 1461

United States (All Students) CR 495 M 511 W 484 CR+M 1006 CR+M+W 1490

ACT Average Score Results 2014-2015 Juniors Class of 2016

Camden High School Composite 19.5 E 18.2 M 18.7 R 20.7 S 20.3 W 5.7

North Carolina Composite 19.0 E 17.6 M 19.5 R 19.2 S 19.0 W 19.0

United States Composite 21.0 E 20.4 M 20.8 R 21.4 S 20.9 W 20.5

2015 Advanced Placement Exam Averages


Calculus AB

English Language

English Literature and Composition

U.S. History