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Commissioners School of Excellence


Each summer, the Gaston County Board of Commissioner funds a two-week residential experience at Belmont Abbey College for sixty Gaston County rising tenth grade students. The Commissioners' School of Excellence (CSE) offers a variety of hands-on activities and seminars designed to help participants better understand Gaston County, and their own roles as future leaders.

Admission is open to all rising tenth grade students in public and private Gaston County high schools and Gaston County homeschooled students.  

Interested students should apply through their school's administrative office.

2017 Important Dates:

  • JANUARY 30th– FEBRUARY 10th – Student application window.  See your school counselor for an application and information.
  • Mandatory Parent/Student Orientation is scheduled for APRIL 11, 2017 -  7 PM at Stuart Cramer High School.
  • Commissioners' School of Excellence two-week residential learning program will be held at Belmont Abbey from JUNE 18, 2017 through JUNE 30, 2017.

Contact Information:
Lori Collins 704-810-8816 lwcollins@gaston.k12.nc.us or 
Bridget Matzke 704-827-4811 bsmatzke@gaston.k12.nc.us