» Vance County Schools Ready for New School Year
Vance County Schools officially start the 2015-2016 school year with the beginning of classes for students on Thursday, August 6, at the Vance County Early College High School located on the campus of Vance-Granville Community College near Henderson.
Teachers and other 10-month employees begin work for the new school year at the Early College on Monday, August 3.
The Early College High School has students who take college level courses at the community college and their schedule must closely follow the schedule of the college.
All other Vance County Schools begin classes for students on Monday, August 24.
New teachers and other new employees for the school system report to work on Monday, August 10. They will be welcomed to the school system at a breakfast held at 8 a.m. in the cafeteria of Northern Vance High School. New employees will participate in orientation sessions August 10-12. All school system employees will attend a breakfast and convocation on Thursday, August 13, at Northern Vance High School. The breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the school’s cafeteria and the convocation will follow at 8:30 a.m. in the gymnasium. Friday, August 14, is a mandatory workday for all employees and Monday, August 17, through Thursday, August 20, also are mandatory workdays. Friday, August 21, is a teacher workday.
On Thursday, August 20, open house sessions will be held at all schools, except Early College High School, from 3 to 7 p.m.
The new school year will begin with a new leader for the district. Dr. Anthony Jackson was appointed on July 22 by the Vance County Board of Education as the school system’s new superintendent.
» The Vance County Board of Education Tuesday night voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Anthony “Tony” Jackson as the new superintendent of Vance County Schools.
He will begin his duties as superintendent on August 1.
Dr. Jackson’s career in public education spans 27 years in several districts in both North Carolina and Virginia. He began his teaching career in Wake County. He has served as a principal at all three levels in rural, suburban and urban districts. He also has been an associate superintendent and an executive director of curriculum and instruction.
Dr. Jackson became the superintendent of Henry County Public Schools in Virginia before he was chosen as superintendent for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools, a position he served in for the last four years. He is described by an experienced, long-serving member of his past board as “passionate about his work and wanting to make sure the kids get the best education they can get.” He led the 1:1 digital learning initiative for students in grades 4-12 to facilitate 21st Century learning methods and the development of a comprehensive 10-year capital improvement facility plan. During his tenure in Nash-Rocky Mount, the school system had increases in Algebra I enrollment and in the on-time cohort graduation rate and a decrease in the dropout rate. Dr. Jackson also successfully completed the school system’s first reassignment process in over 20 years.
He was named the Central Carolina Regional Education Service Alliance 2013-2014 Superintendent of the Year. The region encompasses several neighboring counties including Wake, Durham, Nash, Edgecombe, Franklin, Vance, Granville, Johnston, Wilson, Halifax and Northampton. In November of that year, he was one of seven finalists for the North Carolina Superintendent of the Year.
Dr. Jackson has a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from East Carolina University, a master’s degree in educational leadership from N.C. Central University and a doctorate degree in education from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He serves on the boards of the local Boys and Girls Clubs, the United Way, the Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce, the Nashville Arts Council and the Braswell Library Board of Trustees. He also holds membership in the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
He has two adult children and his hobbies include singing and playing the piano.
The Vance County Board of Education wanted the next superintendent to be a person who: makes the tough decisions in the education of children in Vance County Schools; is active in the community; is self-motivated; is an advocate for resources; genuinely likes children; and wants the best for children. During the search process, the board carefully reviewed applications and supporting documentation from a field of 23 candidates from six states. The board is confident that Dr. Jackson meets the needs of Vance County Schools and that he will work with the board to lead the school system to even higher achievements.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Jackson as the new superintendent of Vance County Schools and as a new member of our community. We hope that you will be as pleased as we are to have him as our next superintendent. We also hope the community at large will welcome him here as he moves Vance County Schools to the next level.
» 2015-2016 Testing Calendar
» 2015 Graduation Publication
» 2015 Graduation Publication Map
» 2015-2016 Academic Calendar
» 2015-2016 General School Supply List
» 2015-2016 Registration Guide Information
Vance County Schools announces a new partnership with
the North Carolina based Biodiesel 4 Schools program in an
effort to collect used cooking oil from Vance County area
restaurants and grocery stores.
Click HERE for more information.
» Electronic Flyer Distribution Now Available through
Vance County Schools has launched a new electronic flyer
communication tool called "Peachjar". To view school approved
flyers, simply click the Peachjar button on your school's website
homepage. Click HERE for more information.
» Vance Mobile Now Available to Keep in Touch with Vance
County Schools - Click HERE for more information.
» 2013-2014 N.C. School Report Cards
» Superintendent Sends Letter to Parents About School
Performance Grades - Click HERE for letter.
» Read to Achieve Information
» Free Breakfast and Lunch for Students
Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, all students in Vance
County Schools will be able to eat breakfast and lunch for free
each school day.
Students will still need to key in a (new) Meal ID number as they
enter the cafeteria meal line.
Snacks will be available for purchase. Money can still be placed on
The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program provides the free
meals and is a new reimbursement option for public school systems,
available for the first time in all states across the country beginning
with the 2014-2015 school year. It is available as a result of the
federal Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. Parents and
guardians of students will no longer need to complete the
free/reduced price meal application.
» Healthy Meals Served in Vance County Schools
Click HERE for more information.
» NC Pre-K Site Application for the 2014-2016 Contract Years
» Email Sign-up for District News/Alerts: Click HERE