Moore County Schools offers a comprehensive curriculum K-12 that includes workforce development, programs for special needs and gifted students, and arts education. All three high schools offer a variety of Advanced Placement course, as well as other academically challenging opportunities for all students.
The district's students have consistently met or exceeded growth expectations in the state's "ABCs" accountability program.
Moore County Schools supports the efforts of teachers pursuing National Board Certification.
Moore County is economically diverse and noted for its high quality of life. Although agriculture has always played an important part in the county's economics, today's major industries include tourism, health care and education.
Pinehurst, home of the 2014, 2005 and 1999 U.S. Open Golf Championships, is world renowned for golf and recreation. Sandhills Community College, the first community college in the state, is recognized as one of the premier community colleges in the nation.
Moore County Schools’ (MCS) Digital Learning Initiative provides a Chromebook for all students grades 6-12, for use in school and at home. That initiative will be expanded to grades 3-5 in the 2019-2020 school year. The initiative provides opportunities for students to showcase mastery and growth through the creation and publication of digital work, and to immerse students in personalized learning experiences to collaborate, create and publish, always grounded in the foundation of curriculum standards.
Professional Development exists to support ongoing learning for all educators, licensed and classified. These opportunities focus on student learning and growth, support district and school priorities and goals, and build strong working relationships among educators through mentorship.
The district’s 24 public schools offer students challenging lessons taught by licensed professionals with years of experience in the field and classroom. Half of our certified employees have obtained a master’s degree or higher. Teachers engage students with rigorous and innovative teaching and learning opportunities, including a STEM initiative, which includes robotics programs in grades K-12, science kits for grades 1-8, CyberPatriot teams at all three high schools and summer STEM camps that introduce students to STEM-focused careers such as computer programming, forensics, robotics, engineering and chemistry; technology resources and tools; service projects; clubs; athletics and the arts.
The district’s excellent high schools make it easy for students to successfully transition into college or careers. SAT scores consistently meet or exceed state and national averages, and all three schools offer Advanced Placement courses, enabling students to start earning college credits in high school. Sandhills Community College also allows high school students to take courses prior to graduation exempt of tuition fees to earn college credit or career licenses and certification.
Moore County Schools offers teacher salaries that are competitive with the region, with a supplement scale above and beyond the state salary schedule of between seven and eight percent. Health insurance is provided at reasonable rates. Additionally, the district offers a free life insurance policy of $10,000 and an array of optional flexible benefits.
Moore County Schools is in the early stages of partnering with Sandhills Community College to develop a teacher training program, allowing students to seamlessly transition to earn an associate’s degree that will lead naturally to a four-year teacher education program.
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