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Whitlow named Teacher of the Year

Stacey Whitlow was named Roxboro Community School’s (RCS) 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year during the school’s end-of-the-year gathering on Tuesday, June 7.
Whitlow said she was honored to have been chosen as teacher of the year from what she believes is an excellent staff of educators.
“There are so many good people here,” she said, adding that she was overwhelmed to have been the one “picked out of a staff that is working so hard.”
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RCS student accepted into Chuck Stone program at UNC-Chapel Hill

Roxboro Community School (RCS) junior Delaney Sullivan has been accepted into the Chuck Stone Program for Diversity and Education in Media.

The program is for rising high school seniors with a career interest in journalism. Only 12 students are accepted into the program every summer and they learn about multiple things concerning journalism, including classroom study, real-world reporting, newsroom practice, and meet professional mentors. The program is located on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.

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RCS senior admitted to the West Point Association of Graduates Scholarship Program

Roxboro Community School (RCS) Senior Collin Winstead will make school history this fall, when he enters prep school for West Point admission.

Winstead was admitted to the West Point Association of Graduates Scholarship Program — the first such honor for a RCS student. West Point Association of Graduates offers scholarships to only one percent of qualified candidates. Winstead was one of the 35 candidates chosen nationally from a field of over 3,000 qualified applicants to receive this scholarship.

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RCS Gets 10-year Charter Renewal, Earns High Effectiveness Marks

Roxboro Community School (RCS) has received confirmation of its 10-year charter renewal from the state Department of Public Instruction.

Ten years is the longest renewal period awarded for charter schools in North Carolina. Currently in its 10th year of operation, RCS was initially awarded a 10-year charter in 2006. The charter renewal is a two-year process that involved a self-study report, site visit, interviews with parents, staff, school administration, and the Board of Directors. The state also audited academic, operational, and financial measures to determine the school’s renewal term.

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