Curriculum Resources for Parents

Teachers in Hickory Public Schools teach the NC Standard Course of Study
Parents are encouraged to read the standards.

Parent Guides for the NC Standard Course of Study

 K-12 English Language Arts: English    Spanish

Mathematics: English

General Information and Additional Resource Links

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 websiteParents' Guides to K-12 Student Success (from

ACT Resources

Hickory Shared Access offers multiple resources for all HPS students through our agreement with the Hickory Library System.
HPS students have access to books, internet,, SAT/ACT prep materials, ELL resources, etc. 
Click here for information on the Hickory Shared Access program. 

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. 

Our middle schools and Hickory Career and Arts Magnet High School (HCAM) offer one-to-one learning environments for all students. Students are issued Chomebooks to use at school and at home.

To volunteer in our schools, please call 828.322.2855