Curriculum Resources for Parents

 Hickory Public Schools appreciates the support of parents and the community.  Visit the following links for more information:

Teachers in Hickory Public Schools teach the North Carolina Standard Course of Study which includes the NC Essential Standards and the Common Core State Standards for Math and English Language Arts and Literacy in Social Studies, Science, and the technical subjects.  Parents are encouraged to read the standards.


Printable Parent Guides to Common Core

PTA Guide for Kindergarten
PTA Guide for First Grade
PTA Guide for Second Grade
PTA Guide for Third Grade
PTA Guide for Fourth Grade
PTA Guide for Fifth Grade
PTA Guide for Sixth Grade
PTA Guide for Seventh Grade
PTA Guide for Eighth Grade
High School English
High School Math

General Information

Teachers employ the principles of Capturing Kids Hearts as a relational framework to build classroom capacity.

Our schools benefit from the work of school level Parent Teacher Associations.  Additional information for parents may be found at the PTA website

ACT Resources

Hickory High School offers the International Baccalaureate Degree Program

Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM)

Our Elementary Schools utilize the Literacy First framework for literacy instruction.  

To volunteer in our schools, please call 828.322.2855