The Carteret County Public School System is a unified network of 18 public school sites committed to engaging, educating, and empowering our nearly 8000 students who are the future of our beautiful community that exists along 85 miles of beautiful coastal scenery and friendly towns. From Cedar Island to Cedar Point, CCPS is committed to ensuring safety in our schools, providing 21st century skills through STEM programs and digital learning while continuing to build and develop our students' foundation in critical literacy and life skills. We also believe in exposing our students early and often to career and college discovery and value our relationships with our generous business partners, industry leaders, and stakeholders. 



Please check out this section for recent news stories from the Carteret County Public School System.  You can also find archived news stories under the News link at the top of the page. Also check out our Social Media Feeds below for more exciting news from our school system.


Board Approves 2024-2025 School Calendar

The Carteret County BOE approved the calendar for the 2024-2025 school year on December 5, 2023.  After some litigation and appeals beginning on April 5, 2024, the Board issued a final calendar on June 28, 2024. Please see the updated calendar under the calendar link at the top of this page. Click the graphic below to understand what the litigation and appeals were about and answer questions about the state calendar law statutes and why they have been challenged by 25% of schools across North Carolina. 

School Calendar Challenges 


Richard Paylor

Blair Propst
Assistant Superintendent of Personnel, Policy, and Operations

Jody McClenny
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction and Student Services



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Online Grade Access

Do you wonder what your child is doing in school, if he/she is counted present, or what grades your student is receiving? 

You can access this information and much more with the PowerSchool Mobile App.  You can signup for all of your children under one account. You can also receive real-time push updates anytime a grade or attendance is updated. Check out the PowerSchool Mobile site for more information. This is available for Apple and Android devices.

You can also access the same information through your computer, by accessing

If you have never set up a parent account, there are just a few security steps to verify parental status and get access:

1.  Complete the Parental Request Form for Access and send in with your child or deliver to your school office. (One is needed for each child, if at different schools.) 

2.  Stop by the school and show your state-issued picture ID.  (You must be a parent or legal guardian to receive access.)

3.  Your school will issue you a sheet similar to the one linked HERE.

4.  Go to a computer with internet access and complete the Parent Portal Instructions.

Employees of the Year


The five overall winners are

Kurtis Chevrolet, Chick-fil-A Teacher of the Year
Dena Bischoff

Frank Door Principal of the Year
Christy Propst

 Hite & Associates Assistant Principal of the Year
Jake McAllister

 Kirkman and Whitford Law Firm Certified Employee of the Year
Pam Roberson

RE/MAX Ocean Properties Classified Employee of the Year
Jeri Rodgers

Honored on May 3, 2024

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