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Instructional Programs

Welcome to the Instructional Programs website. We serve grades K-12 in the areas of Media, AIG, and the Arts.

Please use the tabs below to learn more about our programs

AIG

The purpose of the Rowan-Salisbury School System’s Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted Education Program is to provide differentiated educational services for Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted students that comply with Article 9B of the state of North Carolina General Statues. It is our goal to provide a rigorous and challenging curriculum that will prepare our students for work and life in the 21st century.

Definition of AIG

Article 9B of the state of North Carolina General Statues defines Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted students as those who:

  • Perform or show the potential to perform at substantially high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment;
  • Exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas, specific academic fields, or in both intellectual areas and specific academic fields; and
  • Require differentiated education services beyond those ordinarily provided by the regular education program.

AIG Identification Pathways:

Pathway One

99 percentile on aptitude test.

Pathway Two

Sum of Percentiles for Aptitude and Achievement score is greater than or equal to 183

Pathway Three

Three of the four criteria must be met to qualify with this pathway:

  • Achievement test score of 93 percentile or higher
  • Grade of “A” in reading and/or math for the year/semester
  • Combined score of 178-182 on Pathway Two plus an average of 88 percent (304) on the Learner Inventory

Arts Education

In today's globally competitive world, innovative thinking and creativity is essential for all students. High quality, standards-based instruction in the arts helps develop these skills and effectively engages, retains, and prepares future-ready students. All of the arts are taught by licensed arts educators and integrated throughout the curriculum.

The Rowan-Salisbury School System offers Art and Music classes to all elementary students. In middle and high school, students have the opportunity to participate in Art, Band, and Chorus. Some high schools also offer Theater and Dance.

Arts Education Wiki

Media

Welcome to the Media Services Department for the Rowan-Salisbury School System

K-12 libraries are no longer places that just house books and are quiet! Today's media center is the instructional hub of the school and the media coordinator serves as an instructional partner. In RSS, we are transforming our media centers and updating them with more up-to-date and student-friendly furnishing. We want all students to have an inviting place to enjoy as they work, create, and read!

Destiny

Please use the link above to visit your school's Destiny site for all the resources that are currently available in both print and digital format.

Instructional Programs Staff

Kelly Feimster

Kelly Feimster

Titles: Director of Instructional Programs
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 704-639-3004

Samantha Anderson

Titles: Administrative Assistant for Elementary Educations & Instructional Programs, (SEA System Coordinator)
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: (704) 630-6105

Calendar

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Horizons Unlimited

Rising 8th-10th graders
$100.00 camp fee
15 participants

Does your student love to cook? This is the camp for you!

(Breakfast and Lunch provided for all camps through RSS Summer Meals)

Instructor: Neil Pifer

Does your student love to cook? This is the camp for you! We will learn the basics of food safety, baking, knife skills, and planning meals all while having a BLAST. We will be working with the experts of Rowan-Salisbury Schools Food Service department and local restaurateurs who are leaders in the field of food service and hospitality. Future chefs will be in the making!

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited

Rising 8th-10th graders
$100.00 camp fee
15 participants

Does your student love to cook? This is the camp for you!

(Breakfast and Lunch provided for all camps through RSS Summer Meals)

Instructor: Neil Pifer

Does your student love to cook? This is the camp for you! We will learn the basics of food safety, baking, knife skills, and planning meals all while having a BLAST. We will be working with the experts of Rowan-Salisbury Schools Food Service department and local restaurateurs who are leaders in the field of food service and hospitality. Future chefs will be in the making!

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited/Knox Middle School

EligibleSchools: Knox, Overton, Isenberg, Koontz
Rising 5th -7th graders
$10.00 T-Shirt Fee
30 participants

Learn how to create computer programs


Instructors: Kyle Whisenant, Erik Barton, Becca Glenn and Jamesha Thomas

Learn how to create computer programs, dive deep into the language that your cell phone and computer uses every day. During this coding camp, you will work with drones, robots and game design. Transportation can be provided to and from camp if needed.

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited

Join us as we explore the community through the lens of the creative arts. Click for details.

Rising 4th - 6th graders
$100.00 camp fee
25 participants

Developed and presented by Rowan-Salisbury AIG Nurturing

Instructors: Nancy Goodnight and Michelle Allen

Visual arts and writing will go hand in hand as we take daily field trips to explore our local community. Campers will learn the basics of photography and a variety of related art forms to compliment original writing projects while creating a keepsake scrapbook.

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited/Knox Middle School

EligibleSchools: Knox, Overton, Isenberg, Koontz
Rising 5th -7th graders
$10.00 T-Shirt Fee
30 participants

Learn how to create computer programs


Instructors: Kyle Whisenant, Erik Barton, Becca Glenn and Jamesha Thomas

Learn how to create computer programs, dive deep into the language that your cell phone and computer uses every day. During this coding camp, you will work with drones, robots and game design. Transportation can be provided to and from camp if needed.

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited

Join us as we explore the community through the lens of the creative arts. Click for details.

Rising 4th - 6th graders
$100.00 camp fee
25 participants

Developed and presented by Rowan-Salisbury AIG Nurturing

Instructors: Nancy Goodnight and Michelle Allen

Visual arts and writing will go hand in hand as we take daily field trips to explore our local community. Campers will learn the basics of photography and a variety of related art forms to compliment original writing projects while creating a keepsake scrapbook.

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited/Knox Middle School

EligibleSchools: Knox, Overton, Isenberg, Koontz
Rising 5th -7th graders
$10.00 T-Shirt Fee
30 participants

Learn how to create computer programs


Instructors: Kyle Whisenant, Erik Barton, Becca Glenn and Jamesha Thomas

Learn how to create computer programs, dive deep into the language that your cell phone and computer uses every day. During this coding camp, you will work with drones, robots and game design. Transportation can be provided to and from camp if needed.

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited

Join us as we explore the community through the lens of the creative arts. Click for details.

Rising 4th - 6th graders
$100.00 camp fee
25 participants

Developed and presented by Rowan-Salisbury AIG Nurturing

Instructors: Nancy Goodnight and Michelle Allen

Visual arts and writing will go hand in hand as we take daily field trips to explore our local community. Campers will learn the basics of photography and a variety of related art forms to compliment original writing projects while creating a keepsake scrapbook.

Registration Form

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Horizons Unlimited/Knox Middle School

EligibleSchools: Knox, Overton, Isenberg, Koontz
Rising 5th -7th graders
$10.00 T-Shirt Fee
30 participants

Learn how to create computer programs


Instructors: Kyle Whisenant, Erik Barton, Becca Glenn and Jamesha Thomas

Learn how to create computer programs, dive deep into the language that your cell phone and computer uses every day. During this coding camp, you will work with drones, robots and game design. Transportation can be provided to and from camp if needed.

Registration Form

-
Horizons Unlimited

Join us as we explore the community through the lens of the creative arts. Click for details.

Rising 4th - 6th graders
$100.00 camp fee
25 participants

Developed and presented by Rowan-Salisbury AIG Nurturing

Instructors: Nancy Goodnight and Michelle Allen

Visual arts and writing will go hand in hand as we take daily field trips to explore our local community. Campers will learn the basics of photography and a variety of related art forms to compliment original writing projects while creating a keepsake scrapbook.

Registration Form

News

New Principals for West Middle and Hanford-Dole Elementary

The Board of Education has approved the appointment of Stacey White as the new principal of West Rowan Middle School and Stephanie Sanders as the principal of Hanford-Dole Elementary. Congratulations and we wish you well!