Fayetteville/Fort Bragg/ Sandhills NC

VOL6 ISS1 2016

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — FAYETTEVILLE | FORT BRAGG | SANDHILLS REGION VOLUmE 6 — ISSUE 1 70 eduCatiOn Moore County Schools excite students with a "technology-rich" environment. An environment that is not only being utilized, but encouraged for everyday stu- dent needs as well as Moore's "bring-your-own-device" program where students can use their own personal technology. The technology driven system at Moore is currently undergoing a "Digital Learning Transforma- tion." When completed, students in grades 2 through 12 will have daily access to their own school-issued com- puting device. Students in grades pre-K to frst grade will be issued devices on a 2:1 ratio and all students in grades 2-5 will have their own computing device. Eventually all middle school and high school students will have a laptop for everyday learning needs. Moore County Schools ofers a comprehensive curriculum K-12 that includes workforce development, programs for special needs and gifted students, and arts education. The district's students have consistently met or exceeded growth expectations in the state's "ABCs" accountability program. In addition, the district's SAT average of 1025 exceeded the national average by 14 points and the state average by 24 points. An enrollment of approximately 24,000 students makes the Robeson County Public Schools (RCPS) one of the largest school systems in the state. More than 2,700 principals, teachers and behind-the-scenes person- nel provide young people in 42 schools with an efective education. These numbers also make RCPS one of the largest employers in Robeson County. The ability to col- laborate with the University of North Carolina at Pem- broke and Robeson Community College gives the school system access to amazing programs and facilities. Addi- tionally, people from these institutions as well as employ- ees of the business and industrial community are active in helping students make career decisions. Much of that help comes in the form of mentoring and tutoring. Realizing that not all of students are interested in attending college, RCPS is proud of their workforce development program which ofers such learning programs as JobReady, college tech prep, and high schools that work. Beyond high school there's a wealth of educational choices; perhaps most recognizable is East Carolina University (ECU). While its physical campus is located in Greenville, ECU has long been a leader in distance education in North Carolina (almost 65 years). Early on ECU recognized the potential of online learning and was among the frst schools in the nation to develop and ofer a degree completely over the Internet. Since then, the university has created more than 70 degree and certifcate programs in health, education, technology and >>

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