Tuesday , 17 October 2017
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NCCS High Schools Receive Full Accreditation Status

New NCCS Logo - 2012Congratulations to  Discovery  and Newton-Conover High Schools!  Both schools received notice this week that they have attained fully accredited status by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.  According to the DPI website, “North Carolina General Statue §115C-12(39) directs the State Board of Education to adopt rigorous academic standards for accreditation after considering regional and national accreditation standards, curriculum standards, and other information it deems appropriate. North Carolina State Board of Education Policy GCS-B-000 describes the High School Accreditation Framework as the process whereby public schools undergo a quality assurance process that includes outside review of school performance indicators.”

In order to receive the fully accredited status, a school must have earned a minimum performance grade of “C” on the North Carolina School Report Card indicating that the school is at or above the state average in percentage of graduates passing Math III, at or above state percent proficient in ACT overall proficiency, at or above the state percent proficient on WorkKeys assessments, at or above the stat four-year cohort graduation rate, and at or below the state dropout rate.   Camden High School in Camden, NC is the only other high school in North Carolina to attain fully accredited status through NC DPI.

About Julia Styers

Julia Styers is the Director of Secondary Education, Career and Technical Education, and Student Services for Newton-Conover City Schools. Julia began teaching math at Newton-Conover High School in 1983. She became Assistant Principal at N-CHS in 2004 and served as Principal of South Newton Elementary School from 2010 - 2015. She was N-CHS Teacher of the Year and the recipient of the Ben Craig Educator of the Year for Catawba County in 2003. She was the NCCS Principal of the Year in 2011 and 2014. Julia received her Bachelors of Science in Secondary Mathematics from Lenoir Rhyne College and her Masters of School Administration from Appalachian State University. She and her husband Mike are the proud parents of Brandon, Ashley, Julianne, Jason, and Jonathan and grandparents of Rylee, Nicholas, Wesson, and Beau.

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