STEM Early High School

A Title I School


Our Mission

  • The vision of STEM Early High School is to provide, student-centered instruction 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

News & Announcements


    Vance County High School Principal Named

    Vance County Schools is pleased to announce that Mr. Nealie Whitt III has been named the new principal of Vance County High School. Mr. Whitt III is replacing Mr. Rey Horner, who has been promoted to the Executive Director of Student Services for Vance County Schools.

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  •  VCS Retirement Banquet

    Vance County Schools Honors Retirees at the 2022 Retirement Banquet

    Today, Vance County Schools honored retired educators, administrators and support staff at the 2022 Retirement Banquet. Retirees were treated to a musical performance by Zeb Vance Elementary School students under the direction of District Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Anita Griffith! The Retirement Banquet was held at the Henderson Country Club. Vance County Schools appreciates the services of all of these wonderful and dedicated employees, and the work that they have done in and for Vance County Schools!

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  • 2022-23 RoboVance Robotics Competition

    Are you interested in participating in the RoboVANCE Robotics Competition?

    RoboVANCE is a robotics and coding competition open to VCS students in grades K-8. This program is for students who are interested in working as a team to learn about using robots and coding to solve real-world problems! Each school team can have up to 8 students. Only students who are willing to attend the weekly team meetings and be a true team player should apply! APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 5:00PM ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2022

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  • State visit 2022

    The NC Office of State Budget & Management and the NC Office of Human Resources Visits Donates School Supplies to Vance County Schools

    On Friday, September 16th, North Carolina State Human Resources Director, Barbara Gibson, and North Carolina State Budget Director, Charles Perusse, visited Pinkston St. Elementary School, and read a book to students. They also visited the Center for Innovation. The NC Office of State Budget & Management (OSBM) and the NC Office of Human Resources (OSHR) donated school supplies to our students. To learn more about their visit, please read here: OSBM and OSHR to Donate School Supplies to Vance County

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  •  VCS Announces New District Leader

    Vance County Schools Announces New District Leader

    The Vance County Board of Education voted to appoint Mr. Rey Horner as the Executive Director of Student Services at the September 12th meeting. 

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  •  VCPSE 2022

    Vance County Public Safety Expo to be held September 10th, 2022

    Vance County Public Schools is partnering with the Vance County Fire Department to host the Vance County Public Safety Expo on September 10th. The event will take place at the old Charles Boyd Chevrolet Lot on US 158 Bypass from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be informational booths, safety car seat checks, giveways & more. We hope to see you there! 

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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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2022-2023 School Supply List

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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. 

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