Vance County Schools and the Perry Memorial Library are partnering to support students' ongoing education. We share the belief that a love of books and learning is a strong foundation for student success and we are working together to provide every Vance County Schools student access to books and resources found at their public library.
Beginning March 1, 2020, all Vance County Schools students will be able to use their Student ID number to access and borrow public library books and resources. We are calling this initiative StudentAccess. There is additional information available, as well as the opt-out form if you wish for your child to not be included. Follow the hyperlinks below.
We are excited about this opportunity for our students and the access it opens for them to enrich their knowledge.
The Vance County Board of Education approved the school calendars for the 2019-2020 school year during the board's March 11, meeting.
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.