The Prep Story
The School’s founders are profoundly committed to school choice and its potential to revitalize public education. When students and staff attend a school by choice, not assignment, they are likely to embrace its mission and philosophy, and as a result, unleash a collective energy to the realization of its goals.” The over-arching goals of the school are to:
Demonstrate the heights of academic achievement that economically disadvantaged students can routinely attain when the advantages of charter school governance are coupled with ambitious new academic standards
Provide a challenging core curriculum for all students, based on practices proven through the best available evidence of effectiveness in attaining superior academic
Provide each student with a accelerated academic achievement to close learning gaps and advance while giving them the motivation and support to excel in school, college and life.
The school enjoyed success in its early years, but lost its original building in the flood of Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Eventually, the board secured financing for its beautiful campus in north Rocky Mount across the street from North Carolina Wesleyan College.
An Updated Vision
In the summer of 2016, Rocky Mount Prep’s Board of Directors decided to refocus the school’s strategic direction to restore its original vision of providing a “world-class education” updated for the 21st century learner. In just a few months, the school made sweeping, state-of-the-art changes to the school’s facility, staffing model and technology infrastructure to support improved student achievement and operating efficiency.
A new vision of the school was put into place at Rocky Mount Prep. We continue to work hard every day to learn new things, innovate and improve the school and ourselves so that we will fulfill our mission to “inspire scholars to expect excellence, express excitement, extend education, and experience Prep”.