The Vance County Board of Education is seeking interest from the community for the District 5 seat on the board. Interested candidates must reside in District 5. Letters of interest will be accepted through midnight, on June 9, 2019. Letters should be sent to: Dorothy Gooche, chairperson, Vance County Board of Education, P.O. Box 7001, Henderson, N.C. 27536.
Vance County Schools will operate on a four-day work week, July 1 - August 2, following action taken on May 13 by the Vance County Board of Education. During this period, all employees will work 10 hours each day, Mondays through Thursdays. Schools and school system offices will be closed on Fridays.
The Vance County Board of Education approved the school calendars for the 2019-2020 school year during the board's March 11, meeting.
Vance County Schools hosted its fourth annual "Evening of Academic Excellence" to honor the top 10 percent of academic achievers in the graduating classes at Vance County Early College High School, AdVance Academy and Vance County High School during the evening of May 20.
Members of the Vance Robotics Team from Vance County High School attended the Vance County Board of Education meeting on May 13, and received deserved recognition for the team’s first-place finish in a recent robotics competition in Wake County with teams from high schools in the area.
Vance County Schools honored the over 275 school volunteers and business partners who are involved in supporting our 15 public schools for the 2018-2019 school year at the annual Volunteer/Business Partner Recognition Reception held on April 24.
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.