Future Students

Hickory Career & Arts Magnet

HCAM is currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. Applications will be accepted until July 1, 2018, however, you may call the school at any time to inquire about openings.

Students who are interested in attending the Hickory Career & Arts Magnet High School should consider enrolling for their 9th grade year to guarantee their space in their chosen career area. Spaces in the career classes are limited.


Students who apply to HCAM and are unable to get into their chosen career area will have the opportunity to select a second career choice based on availability.

Students will receive all required high school course work such as English, math, science, foreign languages, etc. needed for high school graduation and continuation to a four-year university or community college.

Students living in Catawba County and surrounding areas can attend HCAM.  Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are being accepted for rising 9th, 10th, and 11th graders.

Online Application

Printed Application


Career Programs:

·  Computer Programming

·  Forensics

·  Culinary

·  Fire Fighter Technologies - Public Safety, EMT

·  Graphic Design & Photography

·  Theatre Arts

Informational Videos:

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Student Video  Parent Video


"Embracing Creativity to Support Student Academic Success"


Hickory Career and Arts Magnet will pursue excellence in teaching and learning by providing engaging, creative, student-oriented learning opportunities for all students.