Enrollment open for STEM program

Feb. 03, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

The enrollment period for upcoming sixth-grade students to enter the Vance County Early High School science, technology, engineering and mathematics program for the 2014-15 school year has begun.

The program focuses on critical thinking skills as they relate to science and technology career paths.

The program is located on the campus of Northern Vance High School.

Students who complete the program through the eighth grade will enter high school having earned high school credits in English, foreign language and math.

During the first semester, students will have the opportunity to explore robotics; attend a session at the Bio Lab at the Museum of Life and Science; extract DNA from wheat at the Museum of Natural Sciences; and attend multiple plays.

During the second semester, students will attend customized sessions at the N.C. Central University BRITE Center in Durham; visit the N.C. A&T State University “Extreme IT Day” in Greensboro; and take a trip to the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Each student will be issued a laptop to use throughout the school year.

Participation in regular middle school sports is allowed.

After-school tutoring will be available to help students adjust to the curriculum.

Enrollment is not open for seventh- and eighth-grade students.

More information and enrollment applications are available at vcs.k12.nc.us. The application deadline is Feb. 21.