NCAIS: Adding Value for Independent Schools Across North Carolina

The North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS) is the recognized and respected membership organization for independent schools across the state. Schools join NCAIS to benefit from the outstanding professional learning opportunities we offer, to access a collaborative network of colleagues, to have a voice in our state legislature, and to utilize a variety of services and resources that enhance learning and save time and money.

Professional Learning

Ongoing professional growth is essential to remaining relevant and sustainable in an ever-changing educational landscape. NCAIS professional learning provides a variety of high quality offerings that are affordable and convenient.

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Resources and Services

Knowing where to go when you have a question, need advice, or just want to avoid “recreating the wheel” is important and NCAIS can help you find answers that will save you time and money. 

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Legislative Information

NCAIS keeps a watchful eye on activities in the North Carolina legislature that have the potential to impact independent education in our state.  We also provide oversight at the federal level in conjunction with Council for the Advancement of Private Education (CAPE) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

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Advocacy

NCAIS provides outreach and resources to articulate the value of independent education, in the larger sense, to the communities we serve, and a smaller sense to prospective families.

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Sponsors & Exhibitors

Corporate sponsors play a significant role in the life of NCAIS. We offer a variety of opportunities to make connections with school decision makers as well as several options by which sponsors can maintain an ongoing presence on our website.  Our sponsors are valuable members of the greater NCAIS community and are recognized throughout the year for their contributions to the Association.   

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In the Spotlight

 

 

2014 Annual Educators Conference

Mark your calendar for October 24, 2014 and plan to join us for our annual conference.  This year's conference is entitled "REACH" and will feature keynote speakers Scott Barry Kaufman, author of Ungifted, Mark MillironCo-Founder and Chief Learning Officer of  Civitas Learning, and featured speaker Molly Barker, founder and president of Girls on the Run. 

ONLINE PROGRAM

Join the Conversation: #NCAIS14

 

Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities,

The Perfect Blend, December 2, Cary Academy

 

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Did You Know...

The average SAT scores of 2013 NCAIS graduates are considerably higher than the national average for independent school graduates (SAT Comparison).


Sponsor Spotlight

MISBO, founded in 1976 and restructured in 1998 as Mid-South Independent School Business Officers, is a non-profit, professional association of over 300 independent schools in the Southeast Region of the United States.  MISBO provides its members opportunities for collective purchasing, information sharing and professional development.  Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, MISBO serves all aspects of the business operations of independent schools.  For more information please visit www.misbo.com.

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The North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS) is the recognized and respected membership organization for independent schools across the state. Schools join NCAIS to benefit from the outstanding professional learning opportunities we offer, to access to a collaborative network of colleagues, to have a voice in our state legislature, and to obtain access to a variety of services and resources that enhance learning and save time and money.

NCAIS News and Views

Please join us in congrulating Andy Clifton from Forsyth Country Day School in named one of NAIS' Teachers of the Future.  In 2010, Triad Business Weekly named him its “Green Advocate of the Year” for his development of the school’s program. Last year, the National Association of Independent Schools named him one of 30 national “Teachers of the Future.”

Please take a moments to read about the 2014 Annual Educators Conference Exhibitors

Lawrence Academy is hosting a Continuing Excellence Presentation for professional educators featuring John Rosemond.  Click HERE for details.

Canterbury School's rising Third Graders have a video message from their teacher!

The Piedmont School is HAPPY!  Click HERE to see their toe-tapping video.

Greensboro Montessori School’s middle school students make the news when they quizzed GOP candidates for the 6th Congressional District seat. Click HERE to read the full article.

The Duke School makes the New York Times for their successful indexed tuition program. Click HERE to read more! 

Durham Academy tops the view list on YouTube with their creative school closing announcement! Click HERE to check it out!

Patrick Fiel, PVF Security Consulting, recently shared the information about a current pilot program in North Carolina and he is willing to do a pilot program at an NCAIS school. Please contact Laura Blackburn, Director of Professional Development, if you are interested in more information.



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Adding Value for Independent
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