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GOOD NEWS & GOOD NEIGHBORS: A new tradition of service

March 18, 2016 Henderson Collegiate’s high school may be new, but students are already giving back. Nearly 100 freshmen at the school this week participated in the inaugural community service day, spreading their time and energy helping out individuals and nonprofits throughout Vance County. High school counselor Laura Bradley told Dispatch reporter Jamica Whitaker that the purpose of the event was to instill in students the desire to look at where they live and seek solutions to the issues they see. “We want our students to make their community a better place,” she said. “It’s their responsibility to take care Read more
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The Principal’s Office Podcast

The Principal’s Office Podcast – Episode 2 – Eric Sanchez Interview conducted by Leaders Building Leaders The Principal’s Office Podcast- a podcast dedicated to teaching and accelerating the principals of school leadership. Today we have arrived at Henderson Collegiate, in Henderson North Carolina and have been welcomed into the school by Executive Director and Co-founder of the school, Mr. Eric Sanchez. Eric also serves on North Carolina’s Charter School Advisory Board, where a group of school leaders and appointees make recommendations to the State Board of Education on the fate of new public charter school applicants as well as existing Read more
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Students Show off HC Pride

By Sarah Mansur, Dispatch staff  Dec 19, 2015   LOUISBURG — All 500 Henderson Collegiate middle school students, from fourth to eighth grade, partook in the skits, chants and songs during Friday’s annual Parent Pride Night at the Louisburg College performing arts center. The night was a celebration of learning, Henderson Collegiate pride and a display of talent for the students’ parents and families. Deborah Bowden, who came to see her grandson Trey, said she was happy to show her support for the school. “I am so impressed with these children,” she said. “The teachers here care and they care about Read more
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Henderson Collegiate Helps Victims of SC Flood

By Jamica Whitaker, Dispatch staff  Updated Dec 31, 2015 Flooding in South Carolina spurred students at Henderson Collegiate to action. Kevin O’Quinn is a history teacher at the charter school and a native of Columbia, South Carolina. After seeing news footage of his childhood neighborhood submerged under water in October from historic flooding, O’Quinn wanted to help. “I was really stunned. I was really shocked,” he said. “When you see images like that on the news, it’s powerful, but it’s often some far off place you don’t recognize. When I saw it I thought, ‘If I had been home, what would I Read more
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Henderson school putting students on college path

Henderson school putting students on college path Posted October 9, 2015   HENDERSON, N.C. — A Henderson school dedicated to recruiting low-income students is preparing them for college and career at a much higher rate than most Vance County schools. Henderson Collegiate launched a few years ago – it won’t produce its first graduates until 2019 – but 71 percent of its students meet state standards for being college- or career-ready on end-of-grade and end-of-course tests. By comparison, Vance Charter School is at 54.5 percent college- and career-ready, and Vance County public schools are at 28 percent.   “If we Read more
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With order, energy, Vance charter school excels

With order, energy, Vance charter school excels Highlights: Charter school overcomes poverty with character and proficiency Henderson Collegiate received the state’s highest grade of A-plus Leaders say their techniques can be used in bigger public schools   See video of Henderson Collegiate, the charter school that has overcome poverty and has earned an A-plus performance grade Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 in Henderson, N.C. Jill Knight   jhknight@newsobserver.com BY LYNN BONNER lbonner@newsobserver.com   Dozens of students sit shoulder to shoulder in the cafeteria at Henderson Collegiate charter school reading novels or puzzling over worksheets as they spoon their cereal. Except for Read more