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SCHOOL LIFE

Knapp Early College earns state's nod

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J.P. Knapp Early College was notified in January that it had earned accreditation from the State Board of Education. Knapp staff and school officials celebrating that accomplishment include (l-r) Brittany Jennings, Mark Stefanik, Crystal Schultz, Steve Basnight, Tenia Mauer, Denise Fallon, Lauren Woods, Sue Boone, Elizabeth Dewitt, Annette Samborski, Diane Davenport, Diane Diedrich, Donna Corbo and Bo Davenport.

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From staff reports

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

On Jan. 4, J.P. Knapp Early College received notification that its request for accreditation had been approved by the State Board of Education. Knapp Early College was one of the five state high schools to go through the state-level accreditation process.

As part of the accreditation process, the school had to complete an internal assessment, submit the prior year’s School Improvement Plan and meeting minutes, and undergo a data review.

Schools may be fully accredited, provisionally accredited or denied accreditation based on the most recent three years of performance data. Schools awarded full accreditation must have earned a minimum performance grade of "C" on the North Carolina School Report Card including, but not limited, to the following

- At or above the state average in the percentage of graduates passing Math III

- At or above the state percent proficient in ACT overall proficiency*

- At or above the state percent proficient on WorkKeys assessments

- At above the state four-year cohort graduation rate

- At or below the state dropout rate

“Currituck County Schools is proud of the hard work and dedication of JP Knapp Early College administration and staff,” states a school district news release.

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