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Center for Innovation

Our Story Begins Here

This facility was repaired and re-opened as Henderson Junior High in 1971 and later Henderson Middle School. Through school consolidations, this campus was vacated in 2018. The district was seeking a location for their innovative programs and thus the Center for Innovation came to fruition. This campus is home to 3 of our innovative schools. The Family Resource Center is also located at this main entrance for easy access to district and community resources. With over 100,000 square feet, this campus can house just over 800 students.

The Center for Innovation was originally built in the mid 1930's and opened its doors to students shortly thereafter as Henderson High School. In 1968 a fire broke out on the second floor and students began attending class at Vance Senior High on Warrenton Road.

Mission & Vision

The Center for Innovation is the hub for innovation in Vance County Schools. It is a robust shared campus that the school district uses to promote innovation in education and future-readiness. The offerings at the Center for Innovation serve a broad audience of students, teachers, and the community through intentional collaborative programming and projects.

The MISSION of the Center for Innovation is to reimagine education for all students, teachers, and the community so they can experience education.

The VISION of the Center for Innovation is to serve as an incubator and accelerator for innovative ideas, opportunities, and strategies by offering a variety of user experiences including student-centered learning environments, high-level problem solving, collaborative work and performances, and the use of cutting edge technology.