The Carroll County Public School System provides several non-traditional schools along with the traditional elementary, middle, and high school programs.
The Carroll County Career and Technology Center (CCCTC) offers a wide variety of career and technology training to high school students throughout the county. Many of the programs at the CCCTC lead to college credits and state/nationally recognized certificates. Students can begin applying in their 10th grade year and attend the CCCTC in their junior and senior year.
The Gateway School, the Carroll County Public School System's alternative school, is designed for middle and high school students who have been unable to function satisfactorily in their home schools. The purpose of the school is to give students an opportunity to succeed academically, socially, and behaviorally so that they can transition back to their home schools.
Carroll Springs School is dedicated to those children with special needs. Carroll Springs provides services for students with multiple disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 who are residents of Carroll County. Students attending Carroll Springs require the intensive service available at Carroll Springs. Some of the specialized services provided include nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language therapy, and education. In addition to providing direct service to students Carroll Springs School houses the Carroll County Infants and Toddlers Program. The Infants and Toddlers Program provides services to children from birth through the age of three who are residents of Carroll County.
Carroll County Outdoor School provides sixth grade students with a unique opportunity for intensive study in a "living laboratory." Each sixth grader has the opportunity to attend a week-long residential environmental education program at the Hashawha Environmental Center. Instruction and supervision are provided by the Outdoor School team, high school student counselors, and visiting classroom teachers.
Student Support Services/Carroll Adult Learning Connection provides several alternative ways to achieve a high school diploma. The various programs offer options to both high school students and to adult citizens who are interesting in earning their diploma.