Jonathan Sutphin from North Surry High School received the highest honor given to PLTW teachers – PLTW Outstanding Teacher – at the Project Lead The Way national conference – PLTW Summit. PLTW recognized Mr. Sutphin in front of hundreds of attendees, including teachers from across the United States. Additionally, Mr. Sutphin is the only teacher from North Carolina receiving this honor. “We are grateful to our teachers for their commitment to inspiring and empowering their students with the knowledge and transportable skills needed to thrive in our ever-changing world,” said PLTW Senior Vice President and Chief Programs Officer David Greer. “The PLTW Outstanding Teachers are leaders in their classrooms and are inspiring the next generation of innovators.
Last September 2017, Surry County Schools and Surry Community College embarked on a venture to create an innovative workforce development program, the Next Generation Career Academy (NGCA). The NGCA was born out of a desire to allow students to complete internships or apprenticeships with local business and industry partners that could ultimately lead to employment. Dr. Travis L. Reeves, Superintendent of Surry County Schools and Dr. David Shockley, President of Surry Community College partnered to create this program, one of the first of its kind in the state. Funded by a generous grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation,
Surry County Schools continued to outpace the rest of the state in academic achievement according to the 2017-18 Performance and Growth Data of North Carolina Public Schools report presented to State Board of Education members on September 5, 2018. In addition to the traditional end-of-grade and end-of-course proficiencies parents have come to expect, the state also released ACT, ACT WorkKeys, cohort graduation rates, the percentage of graduates passing rigorous math courses, academic
All elementary schools in the Surry County School System are accepting kindergarten registration for children who are 5 years old on or before August 31, 2019. Children who are 4 years old on or before August 31, 2019, may be eligible for Pre-K.
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