Lenoir County Public Schools (LCPS) is in the process of reinventing how we do education. We are restructuring the entire system around the motto, “Connecting Your Child to a Prosperous Future.” The new LCPS will be a place where children are engaged in their education through real world, career focused academic instruction. Themed Schools in the K-8 grade spans will be exciting places where children can master critical literacy and numeracy skills through engagement in real world activities. Explore and Focus Middle Schools will provide strong academic instruction while children explore career opportunities and focus on a career path. High School Career Academies will allow students to learn college ready academic skills through the career focus of their choice. Technology will permeate the learning environment and will be incorporated to support instruction in every aspect of the educational process. Our goal is to make the learning opportunities in LCPS relevant to the lives of our children by creating an exciting and engaging place to learn, and to provide a personalized education focused on the interest and individual choices of our students. Our community based LCPS Improvement Task Force is currently working to bring this exciting new vision to life.
L. Stephen Mazingo, Ed.D.
Superintendent, Lenoir County Public Schools
A Universal Pre-K program will serve all at-risk Pre-K children in Lenoir County, increase the number of Pre-K classes in schools, and serve teen moms and their children at every high school.
K-8 students will be immersed in a learning environment centered around a theme that builds character and global awareness, enhanced with technology, and focused on providing opportunities to build thinking and problem solving skills.
Through partnerships with Lenoir County business, industry, and educational leaders, we hope to provide students with opportunities to explore careers through site visits, career fairs, day trips to local colleges, and hands-on experiences. Students will be provided with one-to-one technology and access to STEM centers.
We envision high school learning academies where students are engaged in learning opportunities based around career interests. These may include the arts, aeronautics, criminal justice and emergency response, health sciences, technology, academic college prep, and agriculture technology to name a few.
Partnerships with Lenoir County businesses and industry are imperative to providing students with post-graduate opportunities and real world experiences that reinforce skills learned in the classroom.
We have organized a group of business and industry leaders, community representatives, parents, and educators to begin working on the logistics of bringing this vision to life. If you would like to provide input or feedback, please let us know!