Welcome to the official source of information about events and activities at North East Carolina Preparatory School!
Visitors are encouraged to check this site frequently for updates posted by school personnel. This is the authorized source of official information about NECP. The school makes every effort to post accurate information as soon as possible.
In addition, parents of enrolled students and current staff members may receive personal email notification through the NECP internal email system. These individuals are responsible for notifying the school when any contact information changes.
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REMINDER: Friday, December 6 is a regular school day!
When the opening of school was delayed to August 5 to complete the construction, December 6 was claimed as an instructional day for students. Please see the 2013-14 school year calendar marked: Revised 7-23-13. To view the correct calendar, click here.
Information Sessions and Campus Tours for Prospective Students and Parents – Saturday, December 7, 2013
Prospective students and parents are invited to visit the campus for an Information Session and Campus Tour at 11 am or 1 pm on Saturday, December 7. Visitors should report to the single-story Elementary Building adjacent to the parking lot in the center of campus. Following the program, school administrators and other personnel will be available to answer questions and assist with the application process.
Applications for 2014 – 2015 Enrollment – Ends January 15, 2014
Applications for enrollment in kindergarten through grade 10 are now available for the 2014-2015 school year. Download an application form by clicking HERE or pick up one at any building on campus. Complete the form and return it by drop off, email, or fax (252-641-1816) prior to January 15, 2014. For questions, contact Ann Marie Westberg at 252-641-0464 or WestbergAM@necprepschool.com
China Connection – New for 2013-14
NECP hosted seven middle school exchange students from China for the month of August. To learn more about this exciting opportunity or to get information about how you can host a student, please visit the CHINA CONNECTION page.
NOTE: Unless noted, NECP School Offices are open to the public from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.
December/January Schedule of Events
- 12/2 – Board of Directors Meeting, 7 pm
- 12/7 - Information Sessions and Tours for Prospective Students and Parents, 11 am or 1 pm
- 12/8 – Tarboro Christmas Parade, 2 pm
- 12/19 - Winter Arts Festival, 7 pm
- 12/20 – First Semester ends/Report Cards
- 12/23 – 1/3 – Winter Break – no school
- 1/6 – Second Semester begins
- 1/6 – Board of Directors meeting, 7 pm
- 1/15 – Last day to submit Application for Enrollment, 2014-15
- 1/20 - M.L. King, Jr. Holiday, no school
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Howard Gardner Learning Process
The entire school is focused on the philosophy of Harvard professor Dr. Howard Gardner, who recognized that individuals exhibit intelligence in multiple ways and learn best through teaching and learning techniques that tap into those areas. Utilizing Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence theory, NECP educators deliver the Core Knowledge curriculum aligned with the NC Common Core Standards and college and career readiness measures.
The identified areas of intelligence are: verbal/linguistic (word smart), logical/mathematical (number smart), musical/rhythmic (music smart), visual/spatial (art smart), bodily/kinesthetic (body smart), naturalist (nature smart), interpersonal (people smart) and (self smart). Individuals use and combine their intelligence in each area at different times and in different ways.
North East Carolina Preparatory School recognizes and promotes the teaching and use of these intelligence areas. Students begin to answer the question, ”How am I smart?” rather than question or worry about, ”How smart am I?”
NECP: Inaugural Year in Review
The 2012-13 inaugural school year began at St. Stephen’s Missionary Baptist Church Center (formerly Tarboro Edgecombe Academy) with just under four hundred students. During that time, the NECP community worked tirelessly to provide our student body with a high quality education while preparing the Mary Frances Center on Howard Avenue for our mid-year arrival. We made the move to our new home over the Winter break, and here the full potential of our educational program has become a reality.
When the 2013-14 school year begins, the NECP student body will consist of over nine hundred students. The new state-of-the-art middle school building will be ready with amenities that will benefit all grade levels. NECP students will flourish through expanded educational opportunities in facilities including a media center, computer labs, and a full-size gymnasium designed for physical education and training for our “Huskies” athletes.
Looking back at the first year, we are humbled by the hard work and generosity of our community. Through your efforts and contributions, a foundation has been laid upon which we will provide a quality education for years to come. As NECP continues to grow, know that we will always remember our roots. The commitment of each and every member of our NECP community has shown us what it truly means, in the words of the great author Alfred Lord Tennyson, “To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”
We hope all NECP school children and their families enjoyed a wonderful summer vacation and we look forward to welcoming you in August at the start of the 2013-2014 academic year.