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About Us

The Northeast Academy for Aerospace and Advanced Technologies (NEAAAT) is a public charter school in its tenth year of operation. NEAAAT is located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina but serves eight local counties. These counties include Pasquotank, Perquimans, Gates, Camden, Chowan, Hertford, Tyrell, and Currituck. NEAAAT serves students in fifth through twelfth grade. Students who attend NEAAAT are chosen by a lottery system after completing an application for admission. The student population represents that of the surrounding counties’ race and ethnicity. NEAAAT provides educational services to all students, including students with disabilities, English-language learners, and academically and intellectually gifted students. Free and reduced lunches are provided to economically disadvantaged students, who comprise 44% of NEAAAT students. NEAAAT is a Title I school.

NEAAAT's mission is to be an innovative regional public school that inspires and prepares all students with the STEM-related skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to meet future challenges in the global workforce and their communities. This is accomplished in several ways. First, NEAAAT offers instruction that is enhanced with authentic tasks and tools in the classroom. NEAAAT coaches use Project Based Learning activities to develop high-order thinking and work-related skills. At the middle school level, NEAAAT exposes students to three potential pathways: aviation science, computer science, and health science. In high school, students can complete courses in these pathways to earn certifications. In addition, all of NEAAAT's high school courses are honors-level courses. Students are able to take classes at Elizabeth City State University if they meet a minimum grade point average and have a teacher recommendation starting the spring semester of a student's freshman year. In eleventh grade, students can apply to and, if accepted, attend the College of the Albemarle as a dual-enrolled student. Finally, NEAAAT supports student growth through regional internship opportunities and the requirement of community service hours.

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