NCHS opens Family and Community Center on campus

April 11, 2022

North Charleston High School (NCHS) officially began a new era of community engagement on April 4, 2022. School staff members hosted a ceremony to commemorate the opening of the NCHS Family and Community Center.

The center (a renovated, spacious room in the school building) enables the school to provide services that will help students achieve their goals and establish liaisons for parents, students, and school staff members to work cohesively for success. The NCHS Family and Community Center will provide support for adult parents and guardians at home and teen parents who are enrolled at the school. It will offer engaging wrap-around services via the help of business partners, nonprofits, and the community at large.

(Pictured left to right) Principal Henry Darby, Whitley Richardson, Abria Pryor, and Trevor Strawderman (CCSD’s Executive Director of Athletics).

“Our student’s educational success is of the utmost importance and parent participation is vital,” said Principal Henry Darby.

The school hosted several workshops and discussions on topics related to soft skills and important life choices leading up to the grand opening.

“We are focused on using everything that is available to provide our parents and guardians with the support they may need to assist their children with classroom assignments and whatever else they may need for that success,” added NCHS family advocate Abria Pryor.

North Charleston High School art students Dulce Cantarero Figuero (left)
and Fatima Cuevas (right).

For more information, please contact Abria Pryor at [email protected].


About the Charleston County School District

Charleston County School District (CCSD) is a nationally accredited school district committed to providing equitable and quality educational opportunities for all of its students. CCSD is the second-largest school system in South Carolina and represents a unique blend of urban, suburban, and rural schools spanning 1,300 square miles along the coast. CCSD serves approximately 49,000 students in 88 schools and specialized programs.

CCSD offers a diverse, expanding portfolio of options and specialized programs, delivered through neighborhood, magnet, IB (international baccalaureate), Montessori, and charter schools. Options include programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); music and other creative and performing arts; career and technical preparation programs; and military.