Open House sessions will be held at all schools (except E.M. Rollins Elementary) on Thursday, August 24, from 3 to 7 p.m. Parents and students are urged to attend the open house at their school to receive valuable information to begin the new school year.
Our Family Resource Center is sponsoring a free workshop for elementary parents on "Starting the Year Off Right" from 12 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9, at Perry Memorial Library in downtown Henderson. Call 252-438-8188 by July 25 to register.
Vance County Schools are operating on a summer schedule July 3 through August 11, with schools and school system offices open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and closed on Fridays.
Vance County Schools serves the educational needs of approximately 6,000 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Our professional staff is committed to providing the knowledge, skills and opportunities for our students to "compete in an ever-changing global community." Our community takes great pride in our schools and through its financial support, provides opportunities for all students to experience success and to prepare for the future.
Dr. Anthony D. Jackson, superintendent of Vance County Schools, is a recipient of the 2017 Friday Medal awarded by the Friday Institute at N.C. State University for Educational Innovation. Dr. Jackson has been selected to receive the award along with six other superintendents of rural North Carolina public school systems. The Friday Medal recognizes the commitment of Bill and Ida Friday for educational excellence. Bill Friday was the long-time president of the University of North Carolina system and he and Mrs. Friday continued to be huge supporters of the university system and public education after his retirement from his prestigious state position.
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Back to School Bash at E.M. Rollins Elementary School
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Open House at E.M. Rollins Elementary School
The Arts Alive Talent Showcase for Vance County Schools on Saturday, March 25, featured about 70 students from the school system who shared their amazing talents in singing, dancing, reciting dramatic readings and playing instruments on the stage at the McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center.
The school system's July 2017 newsletter features important information about changes in schools for the 2017-2018 school year and how summer programs have helped students prepare for the new year. Read about the new STEAM Academy at E.M. Rollins Elementary School, the relocation of the AdVance Academy to a classroom wing on Charles Street in Henderson, and the STEM Early High School moving to Southern Vance High on Garrett Road south of Henderson.