Commissioners' School of Excellence

Each summer, the Gaston County Board of Commissioners funds a two-week camp experience 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.

The 2023 Commissioners’ School of Excellence will be held as a day camp at Ashbrook High School.

2023 Important Dates

January 17 to January 31

Student application window for schools

February 8

Homeschool Student Deadline
Applications can be picked up (beginning 1/17) and are to be returned to:
Gaston County Schools
Teacher Resource Center
366 West Garrison Boulevard
Gastonia, NC 28052

March 31st 

Schools / Students notified of acceptance

April 25th 

Mandatory student / parent meeting (Zoom) at 7 pm for accepted students

June 5th through June 15

Commissioners' School 2023 at Ashbrook