Curriculum

& Initiatives

RCS Curriculum Programs & Initiatives

RCS offers a wide range of instructional programs to help students grow and develop academically:

We are always looking to provide the most advanced curriculum and learning opportunities to our students. Explore current programs and initiatives below in more detail. You can also use the scrolling menu on the right side of the page to quickly scroll through the sections and easily navigate from the top and bottom of the page, it will move with the page.

Explore  Current Curriculum Programs & Initiatives

 

Program Details

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RCS AIG Program

Click on the find out more tab for additional resources including the 19-22 RCS AIG Plan, student AIG services,  contact information, resources and student characteristics.

 

The vision and mission of Rockingham County Schools' AIG program are in alignment with the district's vision and mission. 

 

Vision 2020 Statement

The Rockingham County Schools' Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program will empower each child to be a life-long learner, equipped to contribute in a changing, complex society. 

 

Mission Statement

Through effective relationships with family and community partners, the Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program of the Rockingham County School district will provide a safe, dynamic, nurturing, and innovative learning environment in which each child has the opportunity to reach his/her highest potential. To do this effectively, elementary, middle, and high schools will strive to identify and meet the unique educational needs of gifted students who come from all ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic groups. The cultivation of potential in this population must be enhanced through an appropriate match of differentiated services to individual needs as we strive to prepare the students for success in the 21st century. The program encourages critical thinking, creative thinking, and problem solving, while also addressing the social and emotional needs of the students.

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Advanced Studies Academy

Rockingham County Schools has had a long tradition of academic excellence and promotion of students to higher education.  As we move further into the 21st century, it is imperative that we prepare our students to be the best they can be so they can compete globally.  Furthermore, we must challenge our young people to take more rigorous classes, like Advanced Placement (AP) and College Dual Enrollment Courses, so they can have high level options after high school, With the creation of the Advanced Studies Academy at each high school, the faculty and staff wish to create an environment that helps students reach their goals and pushes each child toward high academic success

The Advanced Studies Academy’s course sequence enables students to obtain college-level course credit during their high school career through each high school’s collaboration with Rockingham Community College’s Career & College Promise Program and potential college credit through Advanced Placement Coursework and exams.  Upon completion of the program, students will have acquired college-level course credits that will place them as potential college/university sophomores or juniors.  These classes may be offered on-campus at Rockingham Community College, through online or distance learning courses, or at their high schools depending upon the number of students enrolled in each course.  

 

Please see the High School Resources Page for course options for students.  Additionally, counselors are available to answer any questions you may have along the way.

 

Please refer to this information here to see a sample schedule and more information to consider regarding the Advanced Studies Academy. 

 

Thank you for your time and we hope that your child and you will choose the rigorous and high level pathway of the Advanced Studies Academy.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jason Hyler

See High School for Info
 
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Career & Technical Education

Additional information on RCS's CTE program can be found at:

http://rockcte.org/

The Career and Technical Education Program in Rockingham County seeks to:

  • Develop student capacity to think both analytically and creatively.

  • Match student talent with the employment opportunities of a 21st Century Economy.

  • Assist students in the process of generating novel ideas and seeks to take advantage of 21st Century technology as we assist students in transitioning such ideas from their heads and into the real world.

  • Develop relationships between teachers and students, as well as relationships between students and the business community in an effort to develop soft skills that would lead to sustained employability.

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Digital Learning Resources

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In order to prepare students for a world connected by technology, we must teach them skills to appropriately and responsibly utilize digital networks, resources, and media.

Digital Citizenship includes:

  • Digital access

  • Digital communication

  • Digital safety and security

  • Digital etiquette

  • Digital rights and responsibilities

  • Digital law

  • Digital health and wellness

  • Digital commerce


As identified by Mike Ribble and Gerald Bailey in Digital Citizenship in Schools 

 
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Elementary Education at RCS

Thank you for visiting our website.  This website provides users with an overview of the curriculum in kindergarten through fifth grade.  This website reflects the state's standards that teachers are required to teach at each grade level.  These standards are a combination of the North Carolina State Standards (English Language Arts and Math) and the NC Essential Standards (Science, Social Studies, etc.).  These are the standards that are assessed on the Literacy and Mathematics Assessments in kindergarten through second grade and on the End-of-Grade tests in grades three through five.

Below parents of Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade students can locate information regarding the standards-based reporting system. K-3 parents can also access information on Read to Achieve implementation.  

 

We hope that this information will be helpful to you and that you will use it as a reference throughout the year.  If you have questions, talk with your child's teacher or principal.

 

Our Elementary Schools strive to:

  • Integrate math and reading throughout the curriculum

  • Develop character and work ethics

  • Forge strong relationships with students and parents

  • Ensure a safe, orderly, and caring school environment

  • Utilize 21st Century tools and technology

  • Focus on development of the whole child

 

We, as a school district, appreciate you as our valued partners in the education of our children.

 
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Federal Programs Overview

Rockingham County Schools receives funding from the Federal government to administer programs under its mandate.  The primary goal of Federal Programs is to improve student achievement through increased parental involvement, teacher training, and student services. 

 

Program pages can be accessed below. 

Title I, Part A
Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with eligible numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. For more information, please visit the Title I, Part A website or contact June Nealy, Director of Elementary Education/Title I at 336.627.2680.

Title I, Part C
The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is a federally funded program designed to provide assistance to those families that have moved within the last three years from one school district to another seeking temporary or seasonal agricultural employment.  Students eligible for this program must be between the ages of 3-21.  For more information, please visit the Migrant Education website or contact Nancy Towler, Director of Instructional Programs at 336.627.2649.

Title II, Part B 
Professional development information for K-12 schools focused on improving student outcomes.  For more information, please contact Charles Perkins, Assistant Superintendent for K-12 Curriculum 627-2621.  

Title III, Part A
Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient students is provided under Title III funding.  These funds are used to supplement state funding used to provide core language instruction.  For more information, please visit the English as a Second Language (ESL) website or contact Nancy Towler, Director of Instructional Programs at 336.627.2649.

Title X

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 reauthorized the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The program is now referred to as the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvement Act of 2001.  This part of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is intended to ensure that homelessness does not cause children to be left behind in school.  Requirements regarding homeless students apply to all districts, regardless of whether the district receives a McKinney-Vento Homeless grant. For more information, please contact Nancy Towler at 336.627.2600.

 
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High School Resources

Our high schools provide students in grades 9-12 with the knowledge and experiences necessary to prepare them for the world of work, for pursuing higher education, or for whatever life choices they choose to pursue after their high school years.  Our high schools are committed to providing students with "real-world" experiences in a 21st century classroom environment.

 

For questions regarding Rockingham County High Schools please contact Jason Hyler, Director of Secondary Schools at 336-627-2600. 

 
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Middle School Resources

Welcome to Middle Grades!  The middle grade years often prove to be the most pivotal and challenging time during a person's school career. The physical, mental, and emotional transformation that takes place between a student's 6th grade and 8th grade year is often remarkable. It is crucial therefore, that we do everything within our power to help you guide your child through this time. 

RCS Middle School Pages

James E Holmes Middle School

Reidsville Middle School

Rockingham County Middle School

Western Rockingham Middle School

Our primary duty is to help you develop within your child the skill set necessary to be successful in high school and beyond.  The principals and teachers of Rockingham County's middle schools take this responsibility very seriously.

 

Our Middle Schools strive to:

  • Integrate math and reading throughout the curriculum

  • Develop character and work ethic

  • Forge strong relationships with students and parents

  • Ensure a safe, orderly, and caring school environment

  • Employ 21st Century tools and technology

  • Help students discover and develop individual talent

 

Thank you for entrusting your child to us during this important time in his/her life.

 
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Overdrive eBook Library

Rockingham County Schools is pleased to offer our eBook program on Overdrive. Our digital collection contains over 5700 titles available for checkout.

 

The web address for RCS' digital library is http://rock.lib.overdrive.com.  Please see your school's Media Coordinator for log in information.

 
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Schoolnet Toolkit

Introducing Schoolnet as a Resource for Teachers, Students, and Administrators

For additional questions, please contact your school's Schoolnet Coach.

You may also contact Mary Doggett, mdoggett@rock.k12.nc.us.

Classroom Instructional Resources in Schoolnet

Assessment Resources in Schoolnet

Support and Training Materials

  • Additional training materials and support documents can be found at: https://schoolnet.tms.pearson.com/ (Login required; use RCS email address)

  • Additional help documents can be found in Schoolnet Instructional Materials by filtering results for "Home Base Training"

  • You may register for an online Training Module by completing this form