Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Land Lessons Help
Bertie County Students

by Staff - March/April 2009 (Publication Date) - NC Farm Bureau Magazine

There’s a new school in Bertie County, and it’s preparing students for college in a whole new way. When the school opened its doors to the first freshman class in the fall of 2008, nine students embarked on a new path in life.

Some students want to be engineers, a few veterinarians, others graphic designers and a number of them horticulturalists. What’s unique about this group of students is they are only freshmen in high school, but they’ve already started working on their career plans and college credits.

The idea for Bertie County Early College Agriscience High School began in 2007 when Dr. Chip Zullinger had the idea to incorporate the area’s agricultural roots with high school education and the promotion of higher education. The decision was made to create a high school program in conjunction with North Carolina State University that would focus on agricultural science.

Great article on Bertie County's innovative new high school.


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