Pocosin Innovative Charter
The mission of Pocosin Innovative Charter is to provide a high quality education preparing today’s
students for tomorrow’s world with a solid foundation to become respectful and productive citizens
focusing on regional agriculture and related industries.
PIC provides a unique educational choice for our community and for those families in counties adjacent to ours. We share a passion for providing our children with a rigorous curriculum designed to teach them life skills specific to our local history and culture, and to prepare them for life near home or far.
The educational focus of PIC is a thoughtful and purposeful standards-based program designed to provide the students with a creative, challenging, and student-centered learning environment while providing and integrating a solid foundation in the core subject areas with an agricultural focus and related industries.
Attention PIC Families:
In a State Board Meeting, all North Carolina Schools are directed to close for at least two weeks beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. Please know that we are prepared, as we have been planning for this event for the past two weeks. We also know this will be a hardship for many families as you plan.
We have enacted our plan for continuity in education. Please have students complete their work packets that were sent home on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Students will be allowed to pick up a LUNCH from 12:00-1:00 at Trump’s Restaurant in Plymouth during this school closure.
We will be taking direction from State Leaders related to the duration of closure, management of staff, continuing educational services, and changes to the yearly calendar and testing windows. This is truly an unprecedented crisis, so please continue to be flexible as we receive new information and direction daily, if not hourly.
In effort to ensure that our students have access to at least 5 days of lessons, we will operate on the following schedule:
On Monday, March 16, 2020, staff will report to school by 8:00 a.m. for staff meetings and other updates. Parents and students are allowed to come to the school from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. to pick up their materials and/or any personal items they may need from the school. PIC will close to families and all PIC staff at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice.
Parents and students may continue to reach your teachers via ClassDOJO throughout this school closure. We will continue to keep you informed as we learn of any changes via ClassDOJO and our school webpage. Please be SAFE and follow all guidelines enacted during this time throughout our state.
Open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is now closed!
We are still accepting applications for open seats; Please visit our Admissions page and click "APPLY" to access the application.
Pocosin Innovative Charter is FREE to any North Carolina resident, grades K-8.
**PIC is growing!!**
Pocosin Innovative Charter is seeking elective teachers, K-8 teachers, and bus drivers to support our wonderful students.
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At Pocosin Innovative Charter, we offer a balanced educational program that will use prescriptive, core curriculum to teach at every grade level with a full integration of agricultural curriculum that serves as over-arching theme. We integrate science in all content areas and help develop skills that are integral to our region's commerce and longevity.
Pocosin Innovative Charter encourages the use of different and innovative teaching methods. Teachers determine each student's individual learning style in order to develop the necessary relationships and modalities of teaching to benefit the learner. Teachers develop hands-on, project-based units that encourage in-depth thinking and analysis, and engage the learner in innovative ways to help them master grade-level content by enriching the core curriculum with projects that are directly tied to the students' community.
Our curriculum plans include a focus on agricultural sciences such as Smithsonian STC/ STCMS kits, Texas A&M Extension Junior Master Gardener curriculum, and 4-H program, where appropriate.
Our teachers are given access to resources, including support from the community, to use in the classroom. This includes subject matter experts, field excursions to farms, the paper mill, marinas, and museums. Our teachers are encouraged to bring as many units as possible to projects for the students including farming, commerce, marketing, veterinary care and more. These projects are tied to grade level standards and assessed using both formative and summative reports and portfolios.