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Second-charter-school vance location-among six under consideration

By DAVID IRVINE dirvine@hendersondispatch.com Apr 25,2009 Area students may soon have another school option, if the efforts by Eric Sanchez and Carice Cantelupe are successful. The two young teachers are pursing the establishment a second charter school in Vance County, which would be named Henderson Collegiate, and their proposal has made it down to the final stage of the state approval process. On Thursday in Raleigh, a long list of new charter school propositions in the state — a list that had been whittled down over the course of a Department of Public Instruction review process — was further reduced Read more
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Hopefuls awaiting decision on new charter school

By DAVID IRVINE dirvine@hendersondispatch.com May 14,2009 On May 5, Henderson Collegiate Charter School hopefuls were interviewed by the Leadership for Innovation Committee of the North Carolina State Board of Education. Now begins the long wait to see if the committee will recommend the application and if the SBE will approve it. Eric Sanchez and Carice Cantelupe led a delegation of board members, students and parents to Raleigh for the interview. They made a 20-minute presentation. Sanchez and Cantelupe, five board members, two students and a parent spoke to the committee. Also present were some members of SBE and a representative Read more
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Charter school wins approval henderson collegiate makes final cut but progress will be reviewed in march

From STAFF REPORTS news@hendersondispatch.com Aug 7, 2009 The State Board of Education has given preliminary approval for a second charter school in Vance County, one of the school’s founders said Thursday.Eric Sanchez said their application for Henderson Collegiate won the second highest number of votes from the board and was first choice for 4 of its 9 members. Before final approval, the school’s progress toward developing bylaws, policies and procedures will be reviewed in March 2010, he said. Sanchez, who will be the principal, expects the school to open in August 2010. Plans call for opening with only a fourth Read more
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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
Tues. Nov. 21st, will be an early dismissal day for all Henderson Collegiate students, and school will be closed from Wed., Nov. 22nd through Fri., Nov. 24th. Students return to school on Mon., Nov. 27th.
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