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News & Announcements

Mr. Gutierrez posing with a jar of candies after being presented with his award

Daniel Gutierrez, a teacher at Freedom High School, has been named Burke County Public Schools 2023-2024 Teacher of the Year. Gutierrez is in his 33rd year of working for Burke County Public Schools. Superintendent Dr. Mike Swan, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Karen Auton and Director of English Language Learners Dr. Lannie Simpson surprised Gutierrez with the announcement

Read More about Freedom’s Daniel Gutierrez named Teacher of the Year
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A new program is expected to provide food for nearly a million school children in North Carolina this summer. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, today announced its intent to administer the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (S-EBT) Program known as “SUN Bucks.”

Read More about New SUN Bucks Food Program to Feed Children Over the Summer
Cap and Gown Pictures

All seniors will take cap and gown pictures on Friday, January 26th. 

Order forms were distributed in homeroom, but can also be found in the media center. 

Yearbooks ON SALE now!

If you are interested in a yearbook, please CLICK HERE!

Seniors! Want a Senior Ad to celebrate your success? CLICK HERE for more information! THE DEADLINE IS JANUARY 22nd!!

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Barrier @

Senior Make Up Pictures!

We have our make up day for Senior Portrait Makeup Date!

The Makeup Date will be Wednesday, January 17th from 3:30-5:30.

Pictures will be taken @ John Payne's Studio @ 200 North Sterling Street.

Ms. Barrier has sent out a sign-up sheet to senior FHS students' email.  Please sign up through that form. 

If you have any questions, please email or go by and see Ms. Barrier (




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Mission: Freedom High School provides students with opportunities to pursue their interests, develop their skills, and become productive citizens.

Vision: Freedom High School will challenge our students' strengths to prepare them for successful college and career paths and provide students the knowledge and skills to compete at a global level.

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