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STEM Early High School

Henderson, NC


Our Vision

  • 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.

Our Motto

  • "Designed with our Future in Mind"

School Announcements

  • Please enjoy STEM EHS' Band and Chorus performance!

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  • The next COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held Tuesday, September 21 at Vance County Middle School from 4pm-7pm. The clinic is open to anyone ages 12 and up for their first or second dose.

    Your student received their COVID-19 screening letter at school today. We know that you may have questions. On Wednesday, September 22, Vance County Schools will host a COVID-19 Screening session in partnership with Mako Medical. The virtual event will begin at 6pm and the link will be made available on the VCS website. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions about the COVID-19 screenings being made available to students and staff. We hope that you will join us!

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News & Announcements

  • VCS Celebrates the Graduation of 240 Students

    Vance County Schools is proud to announce that 240 seniors have received their high school diploma during our four graduation ceremonies.  Vance County High School graduated the morning of May 25th in the Viper Gymnasium and Vance County Early College High School graduated later that evening at the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center. Vance Virtual Village (V3) Academy and AdVance Academy graduated on June 10th in the Wayne Adcock Auditorium. Students, staff and guests gathered to celebrate their accomplishments. 

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  • Vance County Schools: Leadership Changes for 2022-2023

    When students head back to class for the 2022-2023 school year, there will be several new faces welcoming them within the schools across Vance County Schools!  Dr. Cindy Bennett shared, “We are excited to provide opportunities for staff to demonstrate their leadership and overall knowledge. I look forward to great things from our new team members and our district will continue to support each of them in their new roles.” Vance County Schools is excited to announce the following new leadership changes

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  • AdVance Academy Celebrates the Class of 2022

    AdVance Academy concluded our final graduation ceremony with 42 students receiving their diplomas. The in-person ceremony took place in the Wayne Adcock Auditorium located at the Center for Innovation on Friday, June 10th at 11:00am. Students were presented their diplomas by Principal Cyrus Waters and Superintendent Dr. Cindy Bennett. The ceremony was live streamed on the VCS website and aired live on WIZS.

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  • Vance Virtual Village Academy (V3A) Celebrates the Class of 2022

    On Friday, June 10th, at 9:00 am, 29 of Vance Virtual Village Academy students received their diplomas. The in-person ceremony took place in the Wayne Adcock Auditorium located at the Center for Innovation. Students were presented their diplomas by Principal Dr. Jessica Perry and Superintendent Dr. Cindy Bennett. The ceremony was live streamed on the VCS website and aired live on WIZS. 

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  • Vance County Schools Honors Partnerships

    On Thursday, June 9th at 3:00 pm, Vance County Schools hosted an in-person Partnership Recognition ceremony at the Atrium, located at the Center for Innovation. The ceremony honored the unique partnerships between community organizations and our schools. 

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  • Raymond Noel Announced as the Vance County High School Athletic Director

    Vance County Schools welcomes Raymond Noel, a lifelong resident of the area, as the Athletic Director for Vance County High School. Noel graduated from JF Webb High School in 2002, where he played football and ran track and field.  He continued his education at Averett University, where he played football and served as a student assistant for their basketball program. In 2007, Noel graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and a minor in coaching.

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Student Safety

  • Ident-A-Kid Checkout/Check-in

    For the safety of our students and staff, please use this link to sign students in late or check them out early. Please be prepared to show your picture ID upon arrival at the school.

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Our Mission

  • 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 STEM Student

  • 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.


Daily Affirmation

  • Behold, we are the STEM Sharks and STEM Sharks BYTE!
    We Build future pathways.
    We Yield dynamic results.
    We Transform through innovation.
    We Exhibit excellence.
    As a STEM Shark:
    I feast on knowledge.
    I evolve through inquiry.
    I lead, not follow. 
    I ignite change.
    I choose to be the best in all things, acknowledging the success it brings. My tolerance rate for failure is zero. I’m determined to be tomorrow’s hero. 
    I recognize that the choices I make today will affect tomorrow
    Every day, I promise to be the best I can be because I believe in me.       
    I am the hope of the future. 

May 19, 2021

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