High School Handbook


High School Handbook

Lindsay Bierman

David English
Interim Provost

Ward W. Caldwell
Vice Provost and Dean of Student Affairs

Joe Rick
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Director of Residence Life Programs & Housing

The High School Student Handbook is one of several publications students are responsible for reading. The UNCSA High School Bulletin and supplemental art school and academic program handbooks or handouts also include student policies and expectations. In the event of a conflict between this handbook and the actual policy or procedure, the actual policy or procedure controls.


Welcome from the Vice Provost and Dean of Student Affairs

Dear UNCSA High School Students,

Welcome to UNCSA!  You are now an official fighting pickle!  Congratulations on being accepted or invited to return to UNCSA.  You will soon discover that your decision to attend UNCSA will prove to be an adventure both artistically and personally.  You will make many lifelong friends.  The Division of Student Affairs stands ready to assist you in your success at UNCSA.  Through specialized orientation, learning assistance, health and counseling, fitness opportunities, fun programs and events, as well as transportation and recreational activities, you will experience the joy of being a part of the UNCSA experience. 

While at UNCSA do not hesitate to ask a lot of questions and check-out the numerous organizations and services available to you on campus.  Get involved and volunteer when you can.  The High School Advisory Committee and Student Leadership Board are two wonderful ways to make a difference.  All high school students are encouraged to attend these organizations’ open meetings. 

Whether you are a residential or commuter student, being an involved UNCSA student is the key to success.  From orchestra concerts to holiday performances of the "Nutcracker," to gallery showings, plays and student films, there are over 300 productions and performances a year on campus for your enjoyment.  Broaden your horizons and venture out to experience the other four arts disciplines.  The venues on campus are the best in this part of the country and usually free of charge.  Support your fellow students in every way you can by going to their performances and inviting them to yours. 

Good luck on your journey at UNCSA.  My office is located in the Kenan Student Life Center on the lower level of the Hanes Student Commons.  Please know that the Division of Student Affairs staff will be steadfast in their commitment to ensure that your needs are met physically, mentally, and socially. 

Here’s to a Great Year,

Ward W. Caldwell

Vice Provost and Dean of Student Affairs

Revised August 16, 2016