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Innovative Schools

Innovative Schools: 5 schools, each different by design.

Vance County Schools is home to 5 Innovative Schools, all which require an application to be considered for enrollment. The schools are

  • EM Rollins STEAM Academy (Grades PK-5)
  • STEM Early High School (Grades 6-8)
  • Advance Academy (Grades 6-12)
  • Vance County Early College High School (Grades 9-13)
  • Vance Virtual Village Academy (Grades K-12)

Applications are available at each Innovative School, on our website and at our district office, located at 1724 Graham Avenue. Completed applications must be turned in to the district office before the close of business on February 28, 2023.

A quick glance at each of our Innovative Schools

Advance Academy Video

EM Rollins Video

STEM Early High Video

Vance County Early College Video

Vance Virtual Village Academy Video


Focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics(STEAM)

E.M. Rollins Elementary

Providing individual attention to each student’s unique needs and  situations that have brought them to our school. 

AdVance Academy

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.

STEM Early High School


Vance Virtual Village Academy is a K-12 online school that provides personalized learning plans, self-paced instruction, and academic flexibility for students in Vance County and the surrounding counties. 

Virtual Village Academy

To educate a diverse student population to further succeed in college, career, and life

through the access of dual enrollment in a relevant, rigorous, and innovative course

of secondary curriculum and a tuition-free college course of study with the expectation of

obtaining an Associate of Arts Degree or Associate of Science Degree. 

Vance County Early College