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HCAM is currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year.
The Early Admissions deadline is February 15th, 2023. 
Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2023, 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.


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 coursework 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 for free. There is a small transfer fee for out-of-county students.  Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are being accepted for rising 9th, 10th, and 11th graders.


Enrollment Process:

By Feb. 25th - all applications are due to CHS, DHS, & HCAM
By Mar. 25 - all acceptance letters are sent out to students
By Apr. 14th - students must let schools know response