North Carolina has been a pioneer in school accountability since 1996, which was the first year of the state’s initial school accountability model called the ABCs of Public Education. This model measured student academic growth and the performance of schools statewide.
Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31. Pre-K students must be 4 years old on or before Aug. 31. Parents should bring a certified birth certificate, current immunization record, verification of physical address, and a tribal enrollment card (if applicable) to the registration.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students' levels of achievement.
Students that were enrolled in a graduating class from 1981 through 2009 and met all state and local board requirements for a diploma except for passing the competency test(s) and/or the computer skills test(s), may now petition (high school or local school system) for a diploma.