The Rowan-Salisbury School System (RSSS) is an innovative, forward-thinking district. RSSS was one of the first public school districts in the state to implement a 1:1 model…read more
The Rowan-Salisbury School System is ranked in the “Top 10” nationally for pioneering uses of classroom technology. Each student has a personal iPad or laptop.
The 35 public schools in this system serve more than 21,000 students with a 15:1 student/faculty radio. Salisbury High, the only N.C. school to receive a Silver Medal for 2 consecutive years from U.S. News & World Reports, is also recognized by Newsweek as one of the top schools in America.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is part of curriculum from pre-K through grade 12. The system operates 12 Career Academies to prepare students for multiple manufacturing careers and post-secondary programs. RSSS’s Early College program provides challenging experiences for students identified as high ability who are not yet reaching their potential, are first-generation college, have financial need, are traditionally underserved in higher education or would benefit from an accelerate academic program.
The Kannapolis City Schools surrounds one of the world’s premiere centers of scientific discovery: The North Carolina Research Campus. The Kannapolis public system is one of only 4 school systems in the state named to the College Board’s Advanced Placement Honor Roll. This system offers Global Studies, Dual Language Immersion, A+ Arts, innovative online learning, culinary arts, engineering, and performing arts.
Four private schools are located in Our Rowan – Sacred Heart Catholic School, Salisbury Academy, North Hills Christian School and Rockwell Christian School.
Rowan Partners for Education provides support and funding for programs that go above and beyond the normal curriculum in the Rowan-Salisbury School System.
The Rowan County Crosby Scholars Program gives students in public middle and high schools in Rowan County the opportunity to attend college by helping them navigate college admissions and financial aid. This college access program is designed to prepare students academically, personally, and financially for college enrollment and other post-secondary opportunities ideal to a student’s needs.”
Communities in Schools is the Nation’s #1 Drop Out Prevention Program. Since 1998, Communities in Schools of Rowan County has provided support through in-school mentoring and tutoring, supportive guidance to families, referrals to community agencies, and assistance with school uniform and supplies.
Our Rowan is also proud to be home to 5 institutions of higher learning, together serving more than 20,000 students:
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