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About the District


Welcome to the Rowan Salisbury Schools! Our goal is to provide extraordinary learning experiences for our students. We are recognized nationally for our innovative approaches to teaching and learning AND we are ranked in the 'Top 10' nationally for pioneering uses of technology in our classrooms for student success.

We build on a strong foundation focused on Literacy, that leads our students into discovering and achieving their personal life goals. Our students are guided through a CCRP learning model where instruction is Connected, Collaborative, Relevant, and Personal.

Each student in our district has a personal iPad or laptop. Students in grades 3-12 can take their devices home. We lead our students into becoming critical thinkers so they can solve real-world challenges. This is accomplished through problem-based learning in an inspiring collaborative learning environment.

1:1 Personal Technology Device - Per Student

Student with iPad

Each student in grades K-12 has a personal iPad or laptop device. At Rowan-Salisbury, we are excited to be leaders in innovative learning, and we believe it is our responsibility to inspire an engaging and personalized educational experience for each student. In 2014, Rowan-Salisbury moved to a one-to-one digital conversion - where every student has their very own personal device!

Student in grades 3-12 may take their devices home. Each high school student has a MacBook Air laptop, while each student in grades 3-8 has an iPad. Every student in grades K-2 also have personal devices; however, these devices remain at the child’s school. These teaching and learning tools are changing the culture of our community as well as our schools. Students are engaged with their technology devices at home and as well at school.

We realized that the needs of the future are different from the needs of the past, and this requires us to be leaders in transforming how we teach. It also allows students to access instruction with the flexibility to learn anytime and anywhere.

Our students must be prepared for the work environment of the future. Our mobile technology devices allow students the ability to explore, research, and create solutions to real world challenges with the most current information at their fingertips.

AWARD

Rowan-Salisbury Schools is nationally ranked in the "Top !0" for pioneering uses for technology in the classroom.

Top 10 National Ranking Award

Awards, Honors, Recognitions

Micah Furr Park Scholar

RSS REPORTING RESULTS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

AWARDS

  • National Ranking in the ‘Top 10” for Pioneering Uses of Technology
  • National Digital Curriculum Strategy Award / Learning Counsel
  • National Digital Content & Curriculum Achievement Award / Center for Digital Education
  • National ‘Top 20 To Watch’ / CoSn (Consortium for School Networking)
  • National ‘Innovation in Education” / Discovery Education
  • State Excellence in Educational Programs / NC School Boards Association
  • State Excellence in Communications, Public Relations & Marketing / NC School Public Relations Association Blue Ribbon Awards
  • State “Team to Watch’ / NCMLE (NC Assoc. for Middle Level Education)
  • State ‘Medal for Educational Innovation’ / Friday Center & NCSSA

NATIONAL MEDIA PUBLICATIONS & ARTICLES

  • The Learning Counsel Column
  • Education Talk Radio
  • Discovery Education - Technology “Myths Vs. Truths’ / NRMS Students
  • Future Ready Summit Panel
  • NSPRA, ISTE, NCASA, ASU-GSV, NCTIES
  • Schlechty Center
  • Digital Promise
  • Literacy Today
  • THE Journal
  • TED Talks

STUDENTS ACHIEVING SUCCESS

  • Park Scholar
  • NC Governors School
  • West Point Academy
  • Presidential Inauguration Leadership Summit
  • National Achieve3000 Summer Contest Winner
  • National Achieve3000 Spring To Success
  • State FFA Winners
  • State FBLA Winners
  • National Honors Chorus & Band
  • US Army All-American Marching Band
  • CTE Skills USA
  • Superior Ratings in Band
  • US Presidential Scholar
  • RC ‘Swimmers of the Year’
  • ‘2017 Dare to Imagine’
  • Signing with Colleges to play Tennis, Baseball, Golf

GRADUATION SCHOLARSHIPS

  • $26 million offered to 2017 RSS Graduates

TEACHERS - PRINCIPALS

  • Teacher Getting Results
  • ADE – Apple Distinguished Educators
  • Regional Teacher of the Year
  • State Outstanding Math Teacher
  • TED-ED Innovative Educator
  • State Outstanding Environmental Educator
  • National Board Certified Nurses
  • National Board Certified Teachers & Renewals
  • National Music Honor
  • National Army All-American Band Director
  • Grown Your Own Leaders Program
  • Stanback Scholarship for Masters Program
  • US Army ROTC National Hall of Fame
  • PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators
  • RC ‘Swimming Coaches of the Year’
  • NC Young Educator of the Year
  • Philip Morris Educational Doctoral Leadership Fellowship
  • NC Girls Tennis Coach of the Year

Calendars

E3 Motto

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Motto: E3
~EXTRAORDINARY

~EDUCATION

~EVERY DAY

Educational Foundation - RPE

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RPE Teacher Mini Grants Honored at BOE meeting

RPE

Years ago, a group of dedicated business professionals and community leaders formed the Rowan-Salisbury Education Foundation to provide support and funding for programs that went above and beyond the normal curriculum in the Rowan Salisbury Schools. The name was later changed to Rowan Partners for Education (RPE) to better represent the mission of the organization.

IMPACT

A few years ago, another group of dedicated business and community leaders came together and formed the Rowan-Salisbury Schools IMPACT Fund. This group of hard- working individuals achieved many accomplishments that benefited the students and staff of our district to which we are very grateful.

RPE

Moving forward, the name is again Rowan-Partners for Education and dedicated to:

  • Provide funding for innovative teaching methods
  • Ignite stronger and more positive results
  • Recognize the achievements of our teachers & students
  • Encourage students to reach higher academic success
  • Provide support to push through innovative projects

RPE continues to build on what the original founders saw as such an incredible resource in our community. While RPE will work closely with RSS to help achieve common goals, the mission is to add to and not replace any existing programs.

Jon and Susan Steele co-chair RPE.

Enrollment Information

NRMS Photo Reading and Technology

Welcome to Rowan-Salisbury Schools! We look forward to partnering with you to guide your child to academic and career success. School attendance zones are based on the property address of where you and your child live.

FIND MY SCHOOL BASED ON MY ADDRESS

Please be prepared to provide the following items when enrolling your child:

  • Student's birth certificate
  • Approved ID of parent/guardian
  • Proof of domicile
  • Immunization record
  • Health Assessment in accordance with North Carolina law


Student Transfer & Assignment Contact:

Amanda Howard

Student Services

Amanda.Howard@rss.k12.nc.u

High School Academies

NC Lt. Gov with WRHS Ag Academy Students

Personalizing your child's learning experience is important to us. Many of our high schools in the Rowan-Salisbury Schools (RSS) offer Academies. These are specialized curriculums for students in addition to the traditional high school diploma curriculum offered at every school within RSS. A student who is not currently assigned to one of these schools may apply to be reassigned to one of our unique and innovative high school academies. Below is a list of links to more information on the currently offered academies.

HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIES

Location: West Rowan High School

Learn industry-based skills in agriculture with focuses available in animal science, horticulture and agricultural mechanics. Take your agricultural knowledge to the next level in our farm-to-table program by learning how to cultivate, prepare, design and market meals using fresh and home-grown ingredients in a commercial restaurant environment. Join students with like-interests and career goals by participating in award-winning organizations such as Future Farmers of America (FFA) and Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).

Location: South Rowan High School

Learn industry-based skills in digital media, gaming design, and broadcasting through project-based courses and relevant experiences in the communications field. Join Skills USA to develop and market your communication skills with an opportunity to compete at the State and National levels. In the Communications Academy, students can practice with the latest version of the Adobe Suite software, develop programming skills using the latest technology, or gain experience in a classroom broadcasting studio.

JROTC Academy - Develop your leadership potential, physical fitness, speaking and writing skills, self-discipline and self-reliance by attending the South Rowan JROTC Academy. Students will be immersed in an in-depth study of the ethical values and principles of good citizenship, learn the historical relevance and organization of the US Armed Forces, and participate in leadership and community service. Students have opportunity to earn rank, conduct relevant research, earn certifications, and participate in numerous co-curricular competitions and challenges.

Location: Salisbury High School

Choose from over 20 Advanced Placement courses to prepare for a college S.T.E.M degree and learn to use specialized robotics equipment for engineering design. The new Advanced Manufacturing Academy will ensure students hone skills from every aspect of manufacturing from engineering and design to product creation. Successful students will be immediately employable or well-prepared for a two-year or four-year program in mechanical engineering, computer integrated machining, or welding.

Location: North Rowan High School

Learn industry recognized health care skills with focuses available in general health sciences and nursing. Students will be immersed in real-life scenarios using simulation mannequins that allow students to apply life-saving skills in practical situations. Students can join the award-winning Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) and have the opportunity to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Location: East Rowan High School

Learn industry recognized skills in the areas of productivity software, ecommerce, accounting, marketing and entrepreneurship. Join students with like-interests and career goals by participating and competing in East’s award-winning Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). Students apply entrepreneurial skills in specialized business internships and market local businesses through website development.

Location: Jesse Carson High School

Students are immersed in fine and performing arts, including visual arts, theater, chorus and musical performance. Showcase your talents in one or many school and community performances. Develop your passion for the arts and expand your portfolio by participating on stage and/or behind-the-scenes in musical and theatrical productions while immersed in traditional and rigorous academic courses.


Location:

Rowan Cabarrus Community College

Students have the opportunity to earn both a high school diploma and a two-year degree or two years of transferable credit - tuition free. Instead of attending a regular high school, students take all high school and college courses on one of the RCCC campuses. RCEC students display an eagerness to accept rigorous coursework, enthusiasm for new and different approaches to learning, the ability to form and grow productive relationships with teachers, other students and the community, and leadership ability or potential. Students in the early college gain the kind of advanced skills increasingly demanded to be globally competitive.


Student Transfer and Assignment Contact:

Amanda Howard

Student Services

System Priorities

System Priorities
1. Maintaining School Safety

2. Recruiting, Developing and Retaining Quality Employees

3. Engaging our Community

Vision & Mission

VISION

Where every day, everyone discovers and achieves the extraordinary

MISSION

To Inspire and provide opportunities for innovative and engaging learning

Focus Areas

1. READING & LITERACY

2. ENGAGING WORK & INSTRUCTION

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