• Catawba County Schools Work Base Learning SUMMER Program

    This past summer we placed over 500+ students in Catawba County Schools Work Base Learning SUMMER program.  Due to our increasing numbers and deadlines we are already preparing for our SUMMER programs.  Please let students know that we have made changes to our SUMMER online process. 

    The 2016-2017 Work Based Learning SUMMER Application will be available online December 1, 2015.   To access the online application students will go to and click SUMMER 2016 Work Based Learning Application.  Internship Coordinators will be processing these applications continuously through April 8, 2016 and will contact students before the end 2015-2016 school year. 

    All students interested or applying for ANY Medical placements (Volunteens, summer special, etc.) must have their application submitted by March 4, 2016 due to limited spots and medical center deadlines.  All applications submitted for medical internship will be time sensitive.

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    Practice has been cancelled for today, Monday, November 30th.  All participates will practice Wednesday, December 2nd, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm on football field.  The game will be Thursday, December 3rd @ 6:00 pm and tickets are $5.00.

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  • CCS Seeks Qualified Bus Drivers   If you meet the NC DOT requirements to operate a public school bus and are interested, please complete an online application at and contact Ivan Allbritton at 828-465-0470 with any questions. The NC DOT driver requirements are listed at

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    Semester exams will be administered on January 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15.  All students must be present on these dates.  State law does not allow exams to be given on any other dates.

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From the Principal

  • November 17, 2015

    Dear Parent(s):

    Fred T. Foard High School is committed to providing the safest environment possible for our students and faculty members. You may recall at the beginning of this school year, plans were shared of our intent to initiate updated security procedures with the construction and installation of the sally port entrance and the raptor check in system. A sally port is a system of doors that allows limited access to the internal facilities, and the raptor is a scanning system for driver’s license, identification badges, etc. These features are present at many schools in Catawba County, businesses, and governmental buildings in attempt to provide a more secure entrance.

    All visitors to our school campus are required to enter through the main entrance. On Monday, November 16, we began using the sally port procedures requiring visitors to show identification, preferably a valid driver’s license, and provide information related to the purpose of their visit. Once the information is provided, visitors can proceed to the service window for additional information and directions. At this point, the visitor may be allowed to enter through the second set of security doors and access the internal facility. Individuals without proper identification will not be allowed to access the internal campus. (The raptor scanning system will be available to us in the near future).

    As we work through these new procedures to ensure our campus is as safe as possible, we ask for your patience and cooperation. We hope you are a regular visitor to our campus and realize you may be well acquainted with our receptionist, but these procedures will need to be consistent. Therefore, please have your identification ready to present once you ring the bell.

    Also, as we learned yesterday, students arriving tardy to school may not be carrying their identification badges as they should, so please assist us in reminding your daughter/son of these procedures. If a student has lost his/her ID badge, they should see Mrs. Wellmon for a replacement.

    Thank you for your continued support of this outstanding school and campus. We trust these new procedures will be even more reassuring for you as a Fred T. Foard parent.


    Steve Bumgarner,

    Interim Principal