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Nash-Rocky Mount to hold high school information event

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Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools will sponsor a special high school programs information event next week to provide rising ninth-grade students and their parents a first-hand look at the academic programs offered by the school district.

The High School Registration Kickoff will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College.

Students and parents will hear from Nash-Rocky Mount Schools Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson and NCC President Dr. Bill Carver before having the opportunity to attend breakout sessions that will highlight the school district’s programs.

Therman Flowers, executive director of secondary schools, said the event provides students and parents with everything they need to prepare for spring registration.

“Parents will hear speakers discussing each of the curricula programs that students can choose from and will then rotate through three 20-minute break-out sessions about Early College, IB Academy, AVID, CTE, CCP and other programs,” Flowers said.

Pam Lewis, Director of Career Technical Education, said attendees will have the opportunity to see how the CTE program will provide students with exposure to a variety of careers as they develop valuable skills.

“The CTE program touches nearly 10,000 students in a total of eight program areas.” Lewis said. “We offer seven CTE Academies in addition to a host of other CTE course offerings.”

The district’s two newest academies, Industrial and Advanced Manufacturing and the Fire Training Academy, started at the beginning of this school year, she said.

“The Industrial and Advanced Manufacturing Academy represents a unique partnership between Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools, Nash Community College and the Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant via the Career and College Promise Initiative.

Students take courses through Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools and Nash Community College and then have the opportunity to continue their education at East Carolina University,” Lewis said. “Scholarships and potential job prospects are additional benefits of the IAM Academy.”

For more information about the high school registration, parents should visit www.nrms.k12.nc.us and click on the ‘High School Registration’ banner to view a video about special programs offered at the high school level.