NC School Report Cards

 

 

 

2014 Read to Achieve Results

 

 

 

 

Dear Parents and Interested Citizens:

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 alanfaulk@columbus.k12.nc.us . 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.

 

Alan Faulk,

Superintendent