Roxboro Community School, a 2011-2012 Honor School of Excellence, offers a rigorous college-preparatory course of study that includes honors and advanced placement courses in several subjects. Students must successfully complete 21 credit hours in order to graduate. We believe in providing a nurturing environment for our students, therefore class sizes are small.
In addition to their academic work, RCS students are required to perform a number of community service volunteer hours. Students are encouraged to achieve their own levels of excellence as both pupils and citizens.
Roxboro Community School is committed to being the best example for technology use in an educational setting by enhancing the learning environment and teaching students to become critical thinkers. We are dedicated to using technology to educate our students in a real-world atmosphere. This includes laptops assigned to all students and staff; wireless networking; technology-driven classrooms, and hands-on learning with the latest, state-of-the-art technology.
In conjunction with our traditional course offerings, RCS offers classes through the North Carolina Virtual Public School, and upper-classmen may take college-level courses at Piedmont Community College.
RCS students have the opportunity to build leadership skills through several extracurricular activities and clubs, including Junior Beta Club, Senior Beta Club, Youth Legislative Assembly, Student Council, Students Against Destructive Decisions, FFA, Future Business Leaders of America, Interact, and the People to People Ambassador Program.
The arts play a major role in the lives of RCS students, with opportunities for participation in competitive and concert band, visual arts, theater arts, film, journalism and dance. The RCS Marching Band took top honors in 2012 competitions. The theater arts classes stage productions of shows such as Grease, Willy Wonka – and this year, The Wizard of Oz – at the Kirby Civic Auditorium in Uptown Roxboro.
Student-athletes at RCS compete in lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, basketball, golf, tennis and baseball.
Chartered in 2006, RCS is a tuition-free North Carolina public school committed to producing well-rounded citizens who are prepared for success in the 21st Century. The school is housed in a renovated cotton mill, and the site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
RCS is comprised of two schools, serving students in grades six through 12. The middle school is situated on the ground floor of the building, and the high school is located on the second floor.
Potential students and parents are encouraged to stop by for a tour and information about becoming a member of the RCS Family.