The Vance County Board of Education meeting originally scheduled for Monday, November 5, has been rescheduled to Monday, November 19. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Board Room of the school system's Administrative Services Center at 1724 Graham Avenue in Henderson.
Vance County High School and Vance County Middle School each won first-place trophies in the N.C. School Boards Association State Conference video contests for schools across the state during the organization's annual event held at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, November 12-14.
Vance County Schools honored 14 employees for going above and beyond the responsibilities of their normal duties in their support for students and colleagues as recipients of Vanceformation lapel pins for the first recognition period of the school year on November 7 at a breakfast held at the Golden Corral in Henderson.
A "school within a school" serving approximately 100 in each grade level (grade 6 through grade 8). STEM Early High School offers a full range of rigorous educational opportunities in science, mathematics, language arts and social studies. Engineering and technology components are embedded in all four core subjects, as well as in the program's rotating electives, uniquely designed to support the STEM curriculum.
As a 1:1 laptop program, each student has his/her own laptop which greatly enhances the teaching and learning process. With the laptops, information/content is easily accessible, channels of communication are nearly seamless, feedback is instant and a multitude of tools to solve and demonstrate learning are at the students' fingertips.
"Designed with our Future in Mind"
The mission of STEM Early High School is to provide a small, personalized learning community that prepares students with high interests in science, technology, engineering or mathematics for global success through a challenging, purposeful program of study based on relevance and rigor and delivered in a climate of mutual trust and respect.
The vision of STEM Early High School is to provide a small, student-centered school that meets individual needs through personalization, collaboration and a commitment to relevant learning experiences, positive relationships and academic excellence.
The STEM student is a capable individual who possesses the maturity and independence to accept the challenges of the progressive school and is capable of honors level work. The student has the potential to successfully complete engineering challenges with global significance and is interested and excited about being part of a community of peers and faculty.