New Tech School Success is Assessed

(Editor’s note: This is the second part in a series of stories on Anson New Tech High School in North Carolina. It is a demonstration school for the type of program Henry County Schools expect to implement in the fall at Magna Vista High School.)

Graduation rates, certain test scores, attendance, school safety and short-term and long-term suspension rates are some of the things that set Anson New Tech High School apart.

Henry County school officials recently toured Anson New Tech in Wadesboro, N.C., about 55 miles east of Charlotte. In the fall, the Henry County School Division plans to open a New Tech school-within-a-school in what has been the media center at Magna Vista High School.

Anson New Tech’s first graduating class (in 2011) had a 100 percent graduation rate for that year. That means that 100 percent of the seniors who started the 2010-11 year graduated that year. Also, 100 percent of the Anson New Tech Class of 2011 was accepted into a two-year technical school, two-year community college, four-year university or the armed forces. All that is according to the school’s website.