Thank you for
visiting our website!
You will find a lot
of information in our school report cards, and I encourage
each and everyone of you to become more informed about the
changes that have happened in the past two years as a result
of the implementation of the Common Core and North Carolina
Essential Standards. As in years past, these scores reflect
the "starting line" for our schools, and we now have a clear
picture of how to proceed in order to move our students
forward in a more rigorous, challenging curriculum.
Just as in a student
report card, our school report card does not tell the entire
story. Our graduation rate is at an all-time high and above
the state average. Our arts programs continue to flourish in
all areas, and our CTE programs have led the state with
innovations like Columbus Career and College Academy. Our
three traditional high schools have been transformed by the
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program. Long
gone are the days of teacher lectures and worksheets; today
teachers guide students through hands-on, project-based
activities; our students are being prepared for life in the
21st century -- daily. Our schools have moved to a positive
behavior support program where students are treated as
individuals with individual needs, and our teachers continue
to utilize Professional Learning Communities to develop
strategies to meet the needs of individual learners.
We know that as
parents, you now have options where to entrust the education
of your children. I encourage you to stop by any of our
schools to see firsthand the great education our students are
receiving. I believe that Columbus County Schools is the best
place for a quality education. I think you will too.
Please feel free to
contact me at anytime with concerns or suggestions. My email
address is firstname.lastname@example.org .
We also encourage you to visit the Columbus County Schools
Facebook page or the Columbus County Schools website at http://www.columbus.k12.nc.us to
see the great things happening here at CCS. Also watch for
good news in the News Reporter in our special monthly
magazine, Class Acts, and download our Iphone App to get up to
the minute news, events and scores from our athletic teams.