Frequently Asked Questions
5 months ago
Yes. In most cases, a shuttle bus service is provided.
- Commit to another year at your choice school/program.
- Return to the school in your attendance zone.
- Transfer to another choice school/program (provided the choice school/program has space).
STEM Programs at Joe Toler-Oak Hill & Butner-Stem Elementary
9 months ago
Joe Toler-Oak Hill and Butner-Stem Elementary are home to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs, and use the "Engineering is Elementary" curriculum. Joe Toler-Oak Hill implemented the program in 2013. Butner-Stem implemented the program in 2014.
Engineering is Elementary, or EiE for short, was developed by the Boston Museum of Science. It is a rigorously researched, classroom-tested curriculum that increases students’ interest in and confidence about engineering. EiE is designed to encourage all children to envision themselves as potential engineers.
EiE engages students in hands-on, project-based lessons. Each lesson encourages students to read, write, think, and design like an engineer by using the Engineering Design Process. For more information on the EiE curriculum, please visit their website at http://www.eie.org
Creedmoor Elementary School of the Arts
9 months ago
Creedmoor Elementary is our School of the Arts, which uses the A+ curriculum designed by the North Carolina Arts Council. This is a design model that views the arts as fundamental to teaching and learning in all subjects. The school will combine interdisciplinary teaching and daily arts instruction,offering children opportunities to develop creative, innovative ways of thinking, learning and showing what they know. At Creedmoor Elementary, teaching the curriculum will involve a collaborative, many-disciplined approach, with the arts continuously woven into every aspect of a child’s learning.
Students will also have the opportunity to enhance their artistic experiences through various clubs and after-school activities. Some examples of the potential experiences include:
· Clay Sculpture
· Graphic Design
“I am very excited to see Granville County opening up our school's doors to the entire elementary aged population to come and experience various creative ways of learning. Allowing parents and students to make the choice of coming to a School of the Arts signifies people’s awareness of the importance of the Arts Education. I am very excited to become and be a member of a school that collaboratively works together in making this exciting transition happen" – Leslie Nunnery, Art Teacher at Creedmoor Elementary
Wilton Elementary School of Leadership
9 months ago
In 1989, Stephen Covey published “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. This book was originally intended for a business audience,but quickly became a best-seller. In 1999, a principal in Raleigh, NC, Muriel Summers, asked Dr. Covey if he thought the habits could be taught to young children. He replied, “Why not? Let me know how it goes.” Muriel’s school, AB Combs Elementary, began teaching the 7 Habits to students. Their reasoning?
What would be possible if your school was filled with students who were responsible, who showed initiative,who were creative, who knew how to set goals and meet them, who got along with people of various backgrounds and cultures, and who could resolve conflicts and solve problems?
AB Combs went from nearly being shut down to being named the nation’s top magnet program in 2006. Like the teachers at AB Combs, Wilton believes that school is about much more than improving test scores. We believe leadership is communicating a person’s worth or potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves. Our students have big dreams; our goal is to equip them with the academic and 21st Century Skills needed to reach them.
Our focus on leadership development doesn’t mean Wilton is looking to create the next generation of CEOs. We believe all children have a chance to be a leader of themselves and in their school and community. By developing leadership skills in our students, Wilton staff and families will give students the skills necessary for success today and tomorrow.
Wilton’s program will focus on three main components:
- The 7 Habits of Happy Kids http://www.theleaderinme.org/the-7-habits-for-kids
- Data Notebooks empower students to set goals,track their progress and growth, and take leadership of their own learning. Wilton students will use Data Notebooks to reflect on their progress and celebrate their accomplishments during Student-Led Conferences.
- Teachers will use the Rigor and Relevance Framework to plan instruction that allows students to move from simply acquiring knowledge to applying it by solving real-world problems.
Granville central High School STEM Program
9 months ago
In PLTW Engineering, students engage in open-ended problem solving, learn and apply the engineering design process, and use the same industry-leading technology and software as are used in the world’s top companies. Students are immersed in design as they investigate topics such as sustainability, mechatronics, forces, structures, aerodynamics, digital electronics and circuit design, manufacturing, and the environment, which gives them an opportunity to learn about different engineering disciplines before beginning post-secondary education or careers. For more information on the curriculum, please visit https://www.pltw.org/our-programs/pltw-engineering/pltw-engineering-curriculum.
6 months ago
J.F. Webb High School is proud and excited to present to the community a brand new program to push students to the top of global competition for high paying careers in technology. Advance 21 will give students the opportunity to design video games, build computing devices, learn network skills, and even experience internships in the area's strongest industries. This program has been made available to all rising 9th graders in Granville County Schools. Students participating in the Advance 21 program must provide their own transportation unless they live in the J. F. Webb attendance district. For more information, please contact the administration at J.F. Webb High School at 919-693-2521.
MISSION: To provide students with high-quality interdisciplinary learning experiences that challenge them academically by developing their problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills needed for digital careers.
VISION: As described in the overall mission of the Advance21, the purpose of education is to prepare students to be productive and successful members of a global society. Advance21 believes that technology is a valuable resource to enhance learning, stimulate the academic environment and aide in developing challenging curriculum that is student‐centered and focused on inquiry, interdisciplinary, and project‐based learning. Integrating technology into the curriculum and its delivery aligns practices and methods with industry standards and builds a strong foundation of essential career skills necessary for today’s economy. By building strong local partnerships with businesses and higher education, Advance21 encourages and prepares students for success in college and professional careers in fields such as business, engineering, and technology.
Advance 21 brochure available HERE