Dear Parents/Guardians, Students, and Community,
I am excited that we are associated with North Carolina New Schools through our early college program. Through this program our students are given the opportunity to graduate from high school in four or five years with a high school diploma and an Associate’s degree from Beaufort County Community College.
The goal of the NCNS is to spark and support deep instructional change by purposefully and dramatically rethinking traditional secondary school’s organization to promote more effective teaching and learning. As part of NC New Schools, Mattamuskeet Early College High School has adopted these six Design Principles:
Ready for College- school exists for the purpose of preparing all students for college and work.
Require Powerful Teaching and Learning-rigorous instruction the ensures the development of critical thinking, application, and problem solving skills often neglected in traditional settings
Personalization- knowing students well is an essential condition of helping them achieve academically.
Redefine Professionalism- the collaborative work orientation of staff and the shared responsibility for decision making
Leadership- Staff works to develop a shared mission for their school and work actively as agents of change, sharing leadership for improved student outcomes in a culture of high expectations for all students.
Purposeful Design-The organization of time, space, and the allocation of resources ensures that these best practices become common practice.
One of the goals for Mattamuskeet Early College this year will be to embrace and implement the
North Carolina New Schools' Common Instructional Framework.
Every student reads, writes, thinks, and talks in every classroom every day