Christ the King High School to pioneer technology-based learning; Laptops, honors diplomas will set this school apart
MOORESVILLE — In less than two months, the newest Catholic high school in the Diocese of Charlotte, Christ the King, will open its doors at its temporary location in Mooresville, next to the new retirement community Curlin Commons.
Christ the King Catholic High School will be the first school in the diocesan schools system to issue laptops to every student to enrich their learning and power the technologically-driven educational model being put in place at the new school.
More than 40 ninth- and 10th-graders are expected to walk through the doors when the school opens Aug. 24.
"By the time one of our students is a senior, he or she should be as comfortable learning online or independently as they are in a traditional classroom setting," said Dan Dolan, principal.
Dolan also announced that Christ the King will be the first school in the diocese to offer an honors diploma in additional to the standard diploma. Honors courses will also be offered to freshmen – a first for Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools.
School leaders reviewed 200 professional applications for seven available positions. Per Dolan, these jobs have been filled with professionals who are "all impressively credentialed, all Catholic, and all passionate to be part of building this new Catholic high school."
Among those teachers is a retired U.S. Air Force pilot who will offer a unique elective – a private pilot ground school course to students.
Incoming freshmen and sophomores have already selected the school colors of royal blue and silver; the mascot, a Crusader; and helped shape the electives that will be offered. They are now helping to fine-tune the school's emblem and select the sports teams.
They will also participate in placing items inside a time capsule that will be opened in 25 years.
For more information, go online to http://www.christthekinghs.com or call Dan Dolan at 704-370-3355.
-- SueAnn Howell, staff writer
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