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Henderson collegiate’s introduction to henderson

By: David Irvine Link to Article Henderson Collegiate, the proposed charter school for Vance County, will hold a community forum on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Room of H. Lesley Perry Memorial Library. In August, the North Carolina State Board of Education gave preliminary approval for a second charter school in Vance County. Before final approval, the school staff must develop policies, bylaws and procedures which will be reviewed by the state board in March 2010, when final approval is expected. Plans call for the school to open in August 2010. Eric Sanchez Read more
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Henderson collegiate-breaks ground

By: Jason Feingold – www.homeinhenderson.com Henderson Collegiate Director Eric Sanchez, fourth-grade teacher and Dean of Instruction Carice Sanchez, Chair of the Henderson Collegiate Board of Directors Nancy Jo Smith, and assorted dignitaries were gathered yesterday morning near the site of the Vance Manor House to break ground for the recently-chartered Henderson Collegiate Academy. The school’s charter was approved by the state earlier this year. It’s mandate is to help those students who are at-risk to not attend post-secondary studies to achieve college admission. The school will begin operation in August with a fourth grade class. Fourth grade is the second Read more
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N c school choice group partners with venture fund to back new charters

Partners for Developing Futures targets minority-led public charters Article courtesy of Dan Way, contributor of Carolina Journal Online HENDERSON — Statistical charts, goal-tracking graphs, and high-achiever lists line the kaleidoscopic walls at Henderson Collegiate Charter School. It was the assigned task of Taimya Scott and Carlos Cruz to interpret all that data for a visitor on Monday. At one station, labeled “paychecks,” Scott explained the point-earning procedure to get on the list, where her name was right at the top. “Paycheck is when you demonstrate our values, and our values are passion, integrity, achievement, community and knowledge,” she said of Read more
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Song humor and expression at parent pride night

Ian Simmons (center) plays the part of the Grinch along with minions Darol Eaton, Zanique Jones and Ezekiel Bates as they act out a skit. — Vance-Granville Community College’s Civic Center was packed with family, friends and staff of Henderson Collegiate Wednesday night as students in grades four through six presented Parent Pride Night. “It’s one of our biggest events,” said Carice Sanchez, co-founder of Henderson Collegiate with husband Eric Sanchez. “It’s just a cool moment for the school because it’s one of the rare opportunities where you have every single family, every single student all in the same building.” Read more
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Making a Joyful Noise

Apr. 04, 2013 @ 06:54 PM ALLIE RAE MAUSER MARK DOLEJS / Dispatch Staff Noah Snowden, on trombone, and Aaliyah Townes, on flute, practice a song during band class at Henderson Collegiate Thursday morning. MARK DOLEJS / Dispatch Staff Kasey Polk directs one of his sixth-grade band classes recently implemented after receiving donated instruments. Students at Henderson Collegiate are on a mission to make music. For the first time since the school opened in August of 2010, a band class is being offered for sixth-grade students. The class was made possible through donated instruments, many of which were provided through Read more
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Charters in vance county compare very well to state

Test scores for the two charter schools in Vance County are lower than last year, but both schools exceeded growth expectations and earned high student proficiency percentages in math and reading. The state’s new READY Accountability model, which sets higher testing standards in all subjects, resulted in lower scores in school districts across the state, including Vance County. At an education summit for the county last week, Vance Charter principal Sean Connolly said his school’s scores this year fell dramatically but they still performed higher than the state in most areas. At Vance Charter, 57.7 percent of students achieved proficiency, Read more
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Embracing the pride

SARAH MANSUR Wes Hight / Dispatch Staff The Pride of 2021 act out part of a skit of “The Eye of the Tiger” at Henderson Collegiate’s annual Pride Night. Nasir Davis, Angel Williams and Dvare Richardson (left to right) of the Class of 2022 act out their part in the skit at the annual Pride Night for Henderson Collegiate. LOUISBURG — In past years, Henderson Collegiate’s Parent Pride night has been held at the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center. But this year, the school needed a bigger venue to accommodate parents and relatives for all 400 students. The performing arts Read more
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Henderson collegiate shares the christmas spirit

Leaders with the Vance County Department of Social Services released results of their Christmas Cheer campaign on Monday, noting one local school as stepping up in a big way this year. Director Antonia Pedroza said more than 300 families and senior citizens received clothing, personal care items, toys and food this holiday season through Christmas Cheer. Contributions from Henderson Collegiate Charter School included more than 1,000 donated items and 95 hand-decorated gift bags, prompting Pedroza to single them out for a special note of thanks among many other helping organizations, churches, businesses and individuals. Of Henderson Collegiate school leader and Read more
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Finding the right career includes path to familiarity

Henderson native Jaquell Sneed-Adams will be returning to her hometown to teach after she graduates from Harvard this spring. Jaquell Sneed-Adams couldn’t have imagined when she was growing up in Vance County that she would eventually gain admission to one of the most selective colleges in the country. The 21-year-old Northern Vance High School alumna and Henderson native will graduate from Harvard University in May and return home as a Teach for America corps member in fall 2014. “When I was in third grade, or fifth grade, or even high school, I didn’t believe I would go to an Ivy Read more
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Charter school ready to build

As Vance County’s newest charter school continues to grow, the school leaders are moving ahead with plans for a permanent facility. The school’s co-founder Eric Sanchez said the bidding and hiring process for a contractor should take place over the next few months. Henderson Collegiatel, which opened in 2010, uses modular units on county property. The Henderson Zoning Board of Adjustment unanimously approved its proposal for a two-story, 45,000-square foot building off Old Epsom Road last March. Sanchez said Five Star Properties and Rentals donated 30.9 acres to the school in 2012. “The only conditional part of agreement was that Read more
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