You Need to Know

Paid Internship Opportunities

posted Nov 28, 2017, 10:46 AM by Robert L Patton High School   [ updated Feb 1, 2018, 7:39 AM ]

We are excited to announce several PAID Internship opportunities for high school Juniors or Seniors. These companies will be hiring students who will receive a class credit for their work, either honors or non-honors.   


We also have the following Unpaid Internships available for spring semester:

  • NC State Highway Patrol - 40 hour internship. See Career Development Coordinators or Counselors in your High School for application. Students will be exposed to many areas of their service including a ride along.

  • Burke United Christian Ministries - 8-10 hours/week. Students must have a 4th or 5th period internship class. This is an excellent opportunity for students who might want to enter culinary or merchandising fields.

All other applications should be completed online, see the link on the BCPS homepage. See your Career Development Coordinator or Counselors in your school. Applications are open until filled, apply quickly for immediate consideration.  


Interested students should fill out an internship application by clicking the link below:

Martha Guy Institute for Aspiring Business student at ASU

posted Nov 28, 2017, 10:43 AM by Robert L Patton High School   [ updated Nov 28, 2017, 11:47 AM ]

Martha Guy Institute is a great program for an aspiring Business student at ASU.  They are accepting applications through February for next summer's program. Students may be able to get scholarships to participate.  
Follow the link below

Directions for students requesting a transcript from WPCC

posted Nov 16, 2017, 7:22 PM by Robert L Patton High School   [ updated Nov 28, 2017, 10:51 AM ]

Go to this page:


Move down and click on the Request and Pay for a Transcript Online  It will cost $5.00.  This is the clearinghouse for all transcripts.  Choose schools to send the transcript to.


FAFSA Step-by-Step Instructions/Explanations

posted Nov 13, 2017, 8:16 AM by Robert L Patton High School

Please watch the video for help with the FAFSA completion process. This provides step-by-step instructions and explanations.

Senior Reminders

posted Oct 6, 2017, 12:13 PM by Robert L Patton High School

Senior students and their families are reminded to regularly check for scholarship information on the Patton website.  Go to the staff link, select PHS Counselors and then select the Scholarship tab to access this information.  Scholarship opportunities are updated as new scholarships arrive.  Please be sure to check the scholarship search engines listed on this site too, for opportunities available that may not be sent directly to PHS.  Please see your counselor if you have any questions.  

Senior Reminders

posted Sep 29, 2017, 10:59 AM by Robert L Patton High School

Seniors- please read the attached document with important reminders for your senior year.

PHS Tardy Policy

posted Aug 25, 2017, 6:47 AM by Robert L Patton High School   [ updated Sep 15, 2017, 8:14 AM ]


Students will be counted tardy if they are not inside the classroom when the tardy bell sounds. Accumulation of Tardies is done on a period by period basis. A student may be late (tardy) to each class one time and will technically have 4 accumulated tardies, but disciplinary action begins with the 2nd tardy to the same class. The actions specified below are for tardies to any single class or to advisement. Students who are not in 1st period or who arrive at school after 8:10 AM must receive a tardy note from the office and be admitted to class.

1st Tardy- Warning from the classroom teacher

2nd Tardy- Teacher notifies parents of consequences of additional tardies.

3rd Tardy- 30 minute detention with teacher.

4th Tardy- Administrative Referral – 1 Lunch Detention

5th Tardy- Administrative Referral – 1 day of “Period” ISS for the period where the tardiness occurred.

6th Tardy- Administrative Referral – Required parent conference at school. 2 days of “Period” ISS.

7th Tardy- 1-3 FULL days ISS, loss of parking privileges for 10 days if the student drives to school and they are late for their first class of the day.

Supplemental/Parent Paid Insurance

posted Jul 27, 2017, 7:38 AM by Robert L Patton High School

On our website under PHS Documents (and attached) parents may find information documents (with tiers and costs) and an enrollment flyer on parent paid student insurance that is offered each year. The enrollment flyer is available in English and Spanish. If parents are interested in purchasing this insurance for their child (it is on a voluntary basis), they will need to sign up online. No money or checks should be sent to the school. All signups, payments, etc.are completed on the insurance website.  

Universal Free Breakfast

posted Mar 14, 2017, 5:26 AM by Robert L Patton High School

Beginning Tuesday, March 14th, ALL schools will be Universal (Free) Breakfast.  All students regardless of meal status, will be allowed to eat breakfast for free.  

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