Students back at Martin Co. biotechnology, agriscience school

(Sarah Stalls photo)

JAMESVILLE, Martin County - School is still a few weeks away for many public schools but it started back Tuesday for students at the Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience in Jamesville.

Below is a press release about the first day.


School is back in session for a group of students at the Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience. The first day of the school calendar was Tuesday, August 1.

"It is hard to believe we are beginning our sixth year of operation here NERSBA," explained Hal Davis, Principal. "We are off to an excellent start. Tuesday marked our first day for the new freshman class. Since we have students from a five-county area, it is important for them to have time to get to know one another. That is why today has been geared towards meeting the faculty and one another."

Staff members carefully built a week of activities to orient the students to their new surroundings. Opening day also gave the staff time to equip each student with their laptop computers, a necessity for success in this non-traditional setting.

Freshmen will become more attuned to a regular schedule as the week progresses. "Our goal is to have the freshman class a little more comfortable each day," according to Davis.

The Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology at Agriscience is an early college high school program serving Beaufort, Martin, Pitt, Tyrrell and Washington Counties. The campus is located in the Martin County town of Jamesville.

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