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Vance County Schools

Henderson, NC



  • Vance County Schools serves approximately 5,000 students in PreK-13. We are committed to providing an adaptable educational setting where learning is a catalyst to the pursuit of dreams in an evolving society. Our community takes great pride in our schools and through its financial support, provides opportunities for all students to experience success and prepare for the future.


  • September Updates & Announcements (revised 9/17/21):

    • We want to let our families know that as of Friday, September 17, 2021, Vance Virtual Village Academy has filled all vacant seats in every grade, K-12. V3A is at capacity and will no longer be accepting students for the 2021-2022 school year. We appreciate those who showed interest in being part of V3A and hope you will consider our virtual school as an option when enrollment opens for the 2022-2023 school year.

    • Open Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, September 21 from 4pm-7pm at Vance County Middle School. Open to anyone ages 12 and up, no appointment necessary. 

    • National Night Out Against Crime will take place Tuesday, September 21 from 4:30pm-8:30pm on Breckenridge Street. Vance County Schools will be there and hope to see our students at this community event.

    • On Friday, September 24, we invite all Middle and High School students out to the Center for Innovation Campus (219 Charles Street) anytime between 4pm-6pm to learn more about our Career and Technical Education programs, as well as for the ribbon cutting for our mobile food trailer. 


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  • August 30, 2021 VCS Update

    Due to the steady increase of COVID-19 cases throughout the region, Vance County Schools will reinstate temperature wellness checks for all staff and students, beginning September 1, with a threshold of 100.0 F. Temperature checks are one of the many layers of protection VCS has to keep wellness and safety as our main priority. 

    Vance County Schools continues to update the district dashboard for COVID-19 data each morning, which shows the cases by school. We continue to be transparent in our communication with our families. Should your child be directly impacted by cases inside of a school, you will be contacted by the school nurse and/or school principal. 

    As always, we advise you to monitor your child's health, follow the CDC guidelines, and contact your primary care physician if you develop any COVID-19-related symptoms. We are vigilant about working with local and state health officials to investigate all reported or suspected cases of COVID-19 in our school community.

    We appreciate your ongoing support of our efforts to continue requiring face coverings, implementing temperature checks and ensuring we do all that we can to provide a safe learning environment for your child.


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  • Vance County Schools Holds Excellence in Education

    Vance County Schools held its annual Excellence in Education event on Thursday, September 9 in the Atrium at the Center for Innovation. The Beginning Teacher of the Year and Assistant Principal of the Year event kicked off at 4:30pm, while the Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year recognitions took place at 5:45pm. 

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  • Photograph/Publishing Opt-Out Form

    Photos of students, as well as student work, may be published on our website, social media, or utilized in other forms of media. Families wishing for their child to not have their photograph and work posted/published, should complete the form and return to their child's school.

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  • Dr. Tim Hall Receives Recognition

    Congratulations to Dr. Tim Hall of Vance Virtual Village Academy. He was awarded a scholarship for the AP Mentoring Program from CollegeBoard through the NC AP Partnership (NCAPP).

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  • Sharrow recognized by the NIAAA as a Certified Athletic Administrator.

    The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) is pleased to announce that Joe Sharrow, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director at Vance County High School, has been recognized by the NIAAA as a Certified Athletic Administrator.

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  • LEAP Grants Awarded

    Learning Extending Actual Performance, also known as Leap Grants, were established through the Vance County Public School Foundation as a way to assist teachers in goal oriented projects to extend and enrich the lives of our students.

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  • Shining Moment in Education

    The Shining Moment in Education is presented to community partners who are making a difference in our schools.

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