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 will provide a unique educational choice for our community and for those families in counties adjacent to ours who share a passion for providing our children a rigorous curriculum designed to teach our children 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 and challenging student-centered learning environment while providing and integrating a solid foundation in the core subject areas with an agricultural focus and related industries.
Open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is NOW OPEN!
We are accepting applications; acceptance is based on a weighted lottery if we receive more applications than available 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.
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.