About Us

North Carolina New Schools is a nonprofit professional services agency focused on developing high-performing schools and districts to ensure that all students graduate ready for college, careers and life.

NC New Schools helps teachers, principals and administrators engage and motivate students toward increasingly higher levels of achievement to prepare them for success in an ever-changing world. We partner with educators in local schools and districts to design new and more effective approaches to teaching, learning and leading in sync with the sweeping changes transforming the education landscape.

As a proven provider of high-value professional learning services for educators and administrators, NC New Schools helps transform classrooms into student-centered, personalized learning environments that align with the knowledge, skills and abilities required for success in jobs and higher education. By blending high school, college and work-based learning, schools and districts can achieve sustained high performance and ensure that every student graduates fully-prepared for the demands of the 21st century.

Through this aligned approach to education, students in our partner schools and districts get better results. NC New Schools track record demonstrates success in reducing dropouts, improving graduation rates, outperforming traditional schools on state testing results, and increasing overall student achievement.

NC New Schools partners with more than 120 schools and more than 2,500 educators serving nearly 30,000 students statewide. We also partner with 59 North Carolina community colleges and universities and more than 85 employers across the state to design solutions that enable students to graduate with significant transferable college credit.

North Carolina needs an educated workforce like never before – our state’s continued economic development and progress depends on educational opportunity for all, especially those students who have been historically under-served. That’s why NC New Schools is committed to a future where every student gradates ready for college, careers and life.

Vision

Every student in North Carolina graduates ready for college, careers and life.

Mission

To accelerate systemic, sustainable innovation in schools across the state.

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