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NCCS to Host Potential Summit Students and Their Parents on Monday, March 13

The Summit at Newton-Conover has been garnering much praise since its inception two years ago.  Two Summit students in two years have received the prestigious Park Scholarship, and students who attend The Summit have been accepted into some of the best schools in our state and throughout the country.  Check out the image below to see all of the colleges and universities where members of our current senior class of Summit students have already been accepted… and the acceptances are still coming in.

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If you are a current sophomore or the parent of a sophomore and want to learn more about The Summit at Newton-Conover, read our FAQ.  If you or your child qualifies for The Summit, please consider attending our informational meeting Monday, March 13 at 6:00 pm in the NCCS Board Room.  Representatives from the district office, Newton-Conover High School, Discovery High School, and Catawba Valley Community College will share information.  A tour of The Summit will be provided as well.

If you have questions, please contact Lorraine Swagger at Newton-Conover High School ( or Elizabeth Arditti at Discovery High School (

Check out the article published in the Hickory Daily Record on February 28 – Newton-Conover City Schools creates another path to college.



About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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