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Vivian Powell

Operations Manager

K-12 Education

A pep rally for regional commerce.

Educators and leaders of our region’s K-12 public school systems know they’re preparing the leaders of the future. So from early childhood elementary schools to middle school and beyond, they work in close partnership with the business and economic development community – making sure to align curricula, educate teachers and prepare students for successful careers in the jobs being created here.

For an example, look no further than the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. This free public residential high school serves exceptional juniors and seniors as part of the University of North Carolina System. But teaching here goes beyond math and science. Specialty schools in the region promote those key subjects, sure, but they cover things like international awareness and language as well.

As another example, consider Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School, located on the technology park’s campus at North Carolina State University. This organization provides an exemplary educational community, one that encourages students and staff members to actively discover, integrate and apply knowledge in a dynamic global and technological environment.

High school Career and Technical Education programs work closely with our businesses and industries to align and develop curricula that prepares graduates to move directly into high-demand jobs in our industries, from biotechnology and health to information technology and advanced manufacturing.

Wake Early College of Health and Sciences, part of the state’s Early College High School Initiative, is a magnet school focused on health and sciences. Located on the Wake Technical Community College campus next to WakeMed Health & Hospitals and operated in partnership with Wake County Public Schools, it prepares high school students to graduate with a high school diploma and an associate degree so they can pursue higher education or move directly into jobs that will strengthening the regional healthcare workforce.

Complimenting the region's public education system are the 175 plus private schools that educate our students for the future. The average acceptance rate for North Carolina students are above the national average at 88%. The private school system provides an alternative for preparing our children for the skills of tomorrow.

The combination of educational resources throughout the region exists to make sure kids here get the strongest start possible – and have the tools they need to make our region even stronger.

K-12 Public Schools

Chatham County Schools
Durham Public Schools
Chapel Hill - Carrboro City Schools
Edgecombe County Public Schools
Franklin County Public Schools
Granville County Public Schools
Harnett County Schools
Johnston County Schools
Lee County Schools
Moore County Schools
Nash - Rocky Mount Public Schools
Orange County Schools
Person County Schools
Vance County Schools
Wake County Public School System
Warren County Schools
Wilson County Schools

K-12 Private Schools

The North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS)