South Central High School

    570 West Forlines Road

    Winterville NC 28590

    Phone(252) 321-3232

    Fax(252) 321-7909


    Date: September 10, 2020


    Dear Parent or Guardian:


    I hope the school year has started successfully for all of you.  As a parent/guardian of a student in South Central High School, I am writing this letter to let you know that South Central, has been designated as a Targeted Support & Improvement – Consistently Underperforming (TSI-CU) school by the North Carolina State Board of Education.  As stated in ESSA Section 1111(d)(2), North Carolina had to identify schools for targeted support and improvement. TSI-CU schools in North Carolina are those schools that have a subgroup that is consistently under-performing over an extended period of time. The intent of this opportunity is to improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, increase equity, and improve the quality of instruction. 


    As a TSI-CU school, South Central High School is required to develop a comprehensive plan that specifically addresses how the school will improve student achievement. The plan will also include how our district will support us and monitor the progress of our school.  The comprehensive plan will address the following areas:

    • Classroom Management

    • Standards-aligned Instruction

    • Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

    • Instructional Leadership

    • Recruitment & Retention of Effective Teachers

    • Support for Grade-to-Grade Transitions

    • Implementation of a Tiered Instructional System

    • Data-Driven Decision Making

    • Student Support Services

    • Family and Community Engagement


    We have set the following goals for South Central High School this year:


    • We will work to increase student proficiency on state tests by 10%

    • We will work to increase student growth on state tests by 10%
    • We will work to improve our cohort graduation rate by 5%
    • We will work to increase the number of members in our Academic Booster Parent Groups by 20%

    Our students need to experience higher achievement levels, but it will require hard work on the part of staff, students and families. Here are some strategies South Central High School will be implementing:


    • The use of assessment data to help determine areas of needed improvement with instruction.

    • We will use professional learning communities to share best instructional practices. 
    • We will work to strengthen our school community partnership.
    • We will utilize our PBIS(Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) program to decrease student code of conduct violations.


    Parent engagement is at the heart of our school improvement efforts. Here are some ways we can work together:

    • Make sure that both you and your student are aware of academic expectations set for your student this school year.  A list of learning objectives in student-friendly language is available from your student’s teacher(s). 

    • Call Janarde Cannon at (252) 321-3232 if you have questions or concerns about your student or to set up an appointment to meet with a school staff member who will be working with your student. 

    • Make sure that your student is prepared and attends school each day.

    • Monitor your student’s homework.

    • Monitor the progress your student is making and attend meetings with your student’s teacher(s).

    Keep track of our website and social media sites https://www.pitt.k12.nc.us/schs@SouthCentralHSFalcons  

    • Volunteer.

    • Join the South Central Academic Boosters


    Sounds like a lot but preparing our students so that they can succeed is not easy and is a group effort. Here are some resources available to help:



    We’re excited about this school year and are working to make it a success for your student. Already, we have:

    • A flex schedule in place to provide students with the opportunity to have extra time for remediation or enrichment with their teachers. 

    • We also have several PBIS events planned to help promote positive behavior in our school.

    • We also have devices and hotspots available for virtual students. 

    • We also have resources available to support parents with navigating online programs, Technology support, and information for college preparation.

    If you have questions about the content of this letter, please contact Janarde Cannon at cannonj@pitt.k12.nc.us or at (252)-321-3232



    Janarde Cannon


    South Central High School