Restart is a school improvement model that provides schools with additional operational flexibilities. In Guilford County Schools (GCS) those flexibilities serve 3 major roles. The first is to provide Restart schools with an alternate calendar that allows more opportunities for student learning and staff development. The Second is to align school staffing plans to target student needs and the third is to provide the schools with greater financial flexibilities.
For more information on the Restart program you can read the following article by EDNC 2018 EDNC: Restart Program Gives some Low-Performing Schools Flexibility to Help Struggling Students or Visit the NC Department of Education information page NC DPI: Restart Schools
Frequently Asked Questions
The Restart designation stays in place for 5 years with the option to keep the designation indefinitely on a year-to-year basis if the school is continuing to make growth.
Yes, all Restart schools in GCS are still part of the local school district.
Dr. Sean McWherter
Director of Restart Programming
120 Franklin Blvd.
Greensboro, NC 27401