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Henderson Collegiate High School

Henderson Collegiate High School

high performing public charter schools henderson nc


906 Health Center Road

Henderson, NC 27536

P: (252) 598-1039  F: (252) 572-4335

Founded: 2015

Current Grades Served: 9-11

Current Number of Students: 250

At Full Capacity (’18-’19 School Year): 400 students in grades 9-12

School Leadership

DSC_0013Principal: Jackson Olsen

Jackson Olsen joined Henderson Collegiate for the 2014-2015 school year as an instructional coach and 8th grade co-chair. He then opened Henderson Collegiate High School in his current role as the Founding Principal, in fall 2015. Jackson earned his B.S. in Journalism from Utah State University and joined Teach for America in 2009, teaching U.S. History at Henderson Middle School in the Eastern North Carolina region. Jackson earned his Master of School Administration through the Northeast Leadership Academy with NC State University, and became an administrative intern with Zeb Vance Elementary School, before progressing to the role of assistant principal at Northern Vance High School. Jackson is currently pursuing his Doctor of Education degree from UNC Chapel Hill.

DSC_0024Director of Operations: Matt DeLaurence

Matt DeLaurence joined Henderson Collegiate in 2015 as the High School Director of Operations. Matt earned his B.A. in Public Law and Spanish from Western Michigan University. He started working in legal and educational issues as a Legal Assistant in Lansing, Michigan. He later transitioned to working within a data analysis company as a Business Development Associate and Associate Director of Client Relations. Deciding he wanted to make an impact in the area of education, Matt joined Teach for America in 2013 as a 7th grade World History Teacher in Florence, South Carolina. During his time there, he co-chaired the Teach for America Ambassador Program and spent time assisting with a community outreach initiative in Tallahatchie County, MS.

Our School

Henderson Collegiate High School is a free, college preparatory program that provides students with not only the academic skills and content knowledge they will need for success in college, but also with the character skills and habits that will enable them to persist all the way through college to graduation.

Upon high school graduation, all Henderson Collegiate graduates will continue to receive support through the school’s alumni program.


Now taking final applications for Kindergarten, 4th grade and grades 9, 10, and 11. Check out our Families or Calendar pages for Back to School Night times and dates by Pride, and enjoy a safe and wonderful summer, Pride!