Overcoming Barriers to Student Success

Based on 2017 data, of the over 2,600 public schools in North Carolina, 505 of them are currently designated as low-performing based on data from our state’s accountability system (that’s an increase of 16 schools since 2015-16 school year). Over a quarter of a million students are enrolled in these schools. This means that roughly one out of every five schools in our state is classified as low-performing and does not meet expected student outcomes. Over the past few years, the number of low-performing schools has increased, which deepens the challenge facing students in our state who are already not performing at grade-level in reading and math. It’s a troubling trend that should concern everyone.

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ISD Superintendent

Dr. Eric Hall has over 22 years of experience in the fields of education, youth development and juvenile justice. Currently, he serves as the founding Superintendent of the North Carolina Innovative School District (ISD).

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School Selection Process

Consideration for the ISD is initiated by the ISD Superintendent, upon an annual review of school performance data qualifying schools for the 2019-20 school year will be identified in September 2018.

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Operator Application Process

The Innovative School District will be seeking qualified operators for schools identified and transferred into the district in the coming years. The operator application process for the 2019/2020 school year is expected to open later in 2018 with the review and approval steps expected in early 2019.

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