Welcome to HCAM

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We are so thrilled to be one of only two North Carolina High Schools to be accepted into NC A+ Arts Schools program and to be the only Creative Arts High School in Catawba County! We welcome new students!


Teacher & Student of the Month

Here at HCAM, we have amazing teachers who are always willing to help their students achieve academic success and develop their creativity. Also, we have ambitious students who always exceed expectations time and time again. Therefore, we would like to recognize these outstanding teachers and students each month.

To nominate a teacher and/or student, click on the links below for a form.

Teacher of the Month form

Student of the Month form



The 1million Project Foundation has partnered with HCAM to help provide our students who do not have reliable internet access at home to reach their full potential by giving them free mobile devices and free high-speed internet access. For more information, click the picture above or contact Mr. Lee @ leeko@hickoryschools.net.



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Principal Eric Puryear

Principal's Welcome Letter


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