North East Carolina Preparatory School will teach and inspire through a challenging curriculum that integrates technology, experiential learning and critical thinking skills, promotes diversity, emphasizes involvement of students, parents and a highly trained staff and create student leaders, all in preparation for post-secondary success.


NECP will foster a “Students First”   attitude and will promote it through student behavior:

  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Read to Learn



Middle School Building Opened August 2013

Middle School Building
Opened August 2013

After extensive fast-track construction that began in the early spring of 2013 on the 52-acre campus, North East Carolina Preparatory School opened the 2013 school year with a new middle school building ready to accommodate the public charter school’s growing student population. The 2-story building houses students in grades 7-11. The construction crews did an amazing job on these beautiful state-of-the-art facilities. This building and the renovations to the existing buildings have been designed to inspire learning and that is very appropriate for our educational philosophy.
In addition to more than 30 classrooms, the new 51,000 square foot building includes 2 science labs, 2 computer labs, a nurses’ office, and a library dedicated to the middle school collection. The building has a spacious gymnasium with a stage area, a weight room, and locker rooms for the physical education program and athletic teams. The building features a controlled entrance and is equipped with a carefully planned security system.

Elementary Building and Main Office

Elementary Building and Main Office

North East Carolina Prep opened in August 2012 as the newest public charter school in Eastern North Carolina. Charter schools are authorized public schools open to all students, regardless of where they live. They are designed “to provide opportunities for teachers, parents, pupils, and community members to establish and maintain schools that operate independently of existing schools.” Charter schools are tuition-free, but students must apply to attend. Enrollment is limited and admission is determined by a lottery system.
Initially housed in temporary facilities provided by St. Stephen’s Missionary Baptist Church, NECP acquired and renovated the former Mary Frances Center on Howard Avenue as its permanent home. During the first year, the school served 400 students in kindergarten through grade 8. The school has continued to add students and a grade to the high school each year.
By adding a grade each year, the first senior class will graduate in 2017. As the student body increased, so has the number of faculty and staff needed to deliver the high quality instructional program in small class sizes of approximately 20-25 students each. NECP employs about 100 teachers and support personnel. The diverse corps of veteran and new faculty provide a diverse teaching staff.
We have been very pleased with the response of the regional community to the new educational opportunities at North East Carolina Prep. Our enrollment is limited by our charter with the State and the capacity of our facilities.

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