Northeast Kings Education Centre believes in developing a learning environment that nurtures academic, physical, social and emotional growth.
Northeast Kings Education Centre (NKEC or Northeast Kings), is a high school that opened in September 2001. It is located on Bains Road in Canning, Nova Scotia. The school replaced the high schools of Kings County Academy in Kentville, and Cornwallis District High School, in Canning.
Our School Culture
- We believe that each individual should be made aware of their responsibilities at Northeast Kings Education Centre.
- We believe that respect for diversity must be an integral part of a positive school climate.
- We believe that the school community should practice and promote equality of race, culture, religion, gender and human rights.
- We believe that communication between students, staff and parents or guardians is essential.
- We believe in a student body that is respectful in their attire but allows for individuality.
- We believe that the expectation should be for each student to grow to their full potential.
- We believe that education is a shared responsibility among family, staff and students.
- We believe that staff has the right to a safe work environment.
- We believe that our code of conduct must reflect the policies and procedures of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, our Mission Statement and that it must be used consistently.
- We believe that we must accommodate all learners through various teaching methods and instructional strategies.
- We believe that students should have a variety of learning opportunities and experiences.
- We believe that students must be given opportunities to use a variety of intelligences to demonstrate their learning.
- We believe that appropriate resources including teaching guides and textbooks must be readily available.
- We believe in providing various pathway options to students leading towards high school completion.
- We believe that students should be made fully aware of all post-graduation options.
- We believe that technology is a learning tool that should be appropriately integrated across the curriculum.
- We believe that technology needs to be current, maintained and equitably accessible.
- We believe that assessment should be varied, ongoing and reflect the needs of the individual.
- We believe that students and staff must be held accountable to all school policies and procedures.
- We believe in a commitment to learning, i.e., coming to school regularly and on time, fully prepared for classes, and ready to give their best effort.
- We believe in supporting policies that promote the health of others (i.e., a scent-free environment, allergy awareness, smoke-free, healthy and active lifestyle).
- We believe in always considering what is best for students when making decisions within our school, recognizing that philosophical and practical decisions impact on students learning.