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PANTHER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

Basics:
Traditional calendar
Mascot: Catamounts
School colors: Columbia blue, black, and silver
Bell schedule: 7:25 a.m. – 2:18 p.m.

Mission:
The Panther Creek High School community will engage students in opportunities and experiences that will prepare them for future challenges.

Leadership and Contact Information:
Principal: Rodney C. Nelson (rnelson@wcpss.net)
Assistant Principals: Louis J. Ambrico(lambrico@wcpss.net); Jonathan S. Chang (schang@wcpss.net);
Benjamin D. Olin (bolin@wcpss.net); Debbie C. Ray (dcray@wcpss.net); Susan S. Taylor (sstaylor@wcpss.net)

Address: 6770 McCrimmon Parkway, Cary, NC 27519
Phone: 919.463.8656
Website: http://panthercreekhs.wcpss.net/

Academic Highlights:

Panther Creek High School, established in 2006, is located in western Wake County and currently serves a population of approximately 2580 students in grades 9-12.   Panther Creek repeatedly has been recognized as a North Carolina Honor School of Excellence.  Panther Creek also received the Governor’s 2008 Real D.E.A.L. School Award. Panther Creek was only the second North Carolina comprehensive high school ever to receive this honor and is the only Wake County high school to achieve this special recognition. 

Panther Creek offers core and elective courses for all ability levels, including Advanced Placement opportunities for college credit. In addition, students may pursue courses not available at Panther Creek by applying for virtual courses as well as dual-enrollment offerings at local colleges and universities. Consistently, Panther Creek achieves academic growth with students from all of the school's subgroups through a school-wide focus on student engagement in the total school program. Explore the school's web site and learn more about student opportunities. For specific on academic offerings, go to the Panther Creek web site, use the "Departments" tab on the home page, and scroll down to link to "Student Services." Information on courses is available there.

Panther Creek values high expectations, collaboration, and intervention and promotes student responsibility for learning.

Extra-Curricular Highlights:

Member of NC High School Athletic Association/4-A Classification and Southwest Wake Athletic Conference; 37 athletic teams (23 varsity, 14 junior varsity); award-winning arts programs; wide range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, clubs, and organizations; club meetings during SMART Lunch; intramurals during SMART Lunch.

Facility:
Three-story design of 274,658 square feet; 5 modular classroom buildings; 93 acres

Address and Directions:
6770 McCrimmon Parkway
Cary, NC 27519

DIRECTIONS FROM I-40 RALEIGH
Take I-40 west to exit 283 for I-540 West. Take I-540 west towards Apex. Exit on to NC Highway 55 and turn south (left) on NC Highway 55. Travel 0.8 miles on NC 55 East and a large green sign on the side of NC 55 East will direct you to turn right at the traffic light on to McCrimmon Parkway. Panther Creek is 0.5 miles on the right at 6770 McCrimmon Parkway in Cary.

DIRECTIONS FROM I-40 DURHAM
Take exit 278; go south on NC 55 East for approximately 5 miles. After going under the NC 540 overpass, turn right on to McCrimmon Parkway at the traffic signal. Green Panther Creek High School signs on NC 55 will help direct you. Panther Creek is 0.5 miles on the right at 6770 McCrimmon Parkway in Cary.

DIRECTIONS FROM CARY/APEX
Take NC 55 West towards Durham and pass through High House Road/NC 55 intersection. Go 3.1 miles from High House Road and turn left on to McCrimmon Parkway. Green Panther Creek High School signs on NC 55 will help direct you. Panther Creek is 0.5 miles on the right at 6770 McCrimmon Parkway in Cary.

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