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  • The Academy of Architecture and Construction at Mt. Pleasant High School is a four-year career academy. Career academies are for students who want to attend a post-secondary school or begin a career right after high school. AoAC provides a smaller learning community in which students share academy classes together. 

  • Cabarrus County Schools will have open enrollment for the 2025-2026 school year in the FALL 2024, so any incoming freshman that lives in the Cabarrus County School district will have school of choice as long as they are enrolled in an academy. Our academies are capped at 75 students per cohort. We will fill seats from our feeder school (MPMS) first and then open up to other schools. Program Choice Fair is TBD for FALL 2024 at Cabarrus Arena and Events Center from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Application window is dates TBD for FALL 2024. Parents will be notified by TBD SPRING 2025 of acceptance. Deadline to accept is TBD SPRING 2025.

  • A lottery is used to fill the spots with a maximum of 30 students. If more than 30 students apply, the lottery is used to determine the order of the wait-list.

  • Yes. In core classes, such as English, Social Studies, Math, and Science, students will be placed in academic or honors level depending on which level they are recommended. Some of the academy courses are taught at the honors level. Students may also enroll in Advanced Placement courses; however, these will not be AoAC classes. 

  • Yes. AoAC students may try out for sports at the school they attend if they meet eligibility requirements. Students will also be given the opportunity to participate in Skills USA Career and Technical Student Organization and compete at the state and possibly national level. MPHS has many clubs available to all students.

  • Yes. AoAC students are required to complete two business courses plus three courses in the same career pathway. Many AoAC students will complete multiple AoAC pathways as well as foreign language, fine arts, JROTC, Bible, and PE electives. Students need 11 electives to graduate and most earn 15 elective credits; 5 electives are required for AoAC over their four-year course of study.

  • The academy is free of charge. There could be charges for field trips and students may want to purchase personal equipment based on the courses they are taking.

  • Transportation is provided only for students living in the MPHS attendance zone. Transportation is not provided for students living outside the MPHS attendance zone.