The Northeast Regional School : A STEM Pioneer

The Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience, which opened in August 2012, is the state’s first model regional school. Serving students from Washington, Tyrrell, Pitt, Martin and Beaufort counties, the school is a joint endeavor of NC State University’s College of Agriculture, the State Board of Education, the five northeastern rural school districts, and NC New Schools and also enjoys strong support from the NC Department of Agriculture and the JOBS Commission.

Teachers integrate STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education concepts across all content areas as they create new learning environments aimed at giving all students — especially first-generation college-going students — opportunities for success. At the school, which will ultimately enroll up to 500 students in grades 7-13, students will be able to earn up to two years of college credit along with their high school diploma.