Residential Campuses

School Planning professionals serve as Capital Project Coordinators for DPI's five residential campuses across North Carolina.

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The North Carolina School for the Deaf is a day and residential program for students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH), situated in the beautiful foothills of North Carolina. NCSD holds dual accreditations from the Council of Educational Administrators for Schools for the Deaf (CEASD) and Advanced Education. Boasting a rich history, honoring tradition and culture, NCSD is moving ever-forward to improve educational attainment and postsecondary outcomes for its 21st-century learners, ensuring they are able to compete and succeed in a global marketplace.

The Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf (ENCSD) provides specialized instruction for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind students.  ENCSD was founded in 1964 and serves the 54 eastern-most counties in North Carolina.  Licensed teachers provide instruction in low student to teacher ratio classrooms.  Students follow the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and participate in the North Carolina Accountability System.  ENCSD High School students prepare for the real world of work through career awareness training and intensive testing to help them identify appropriate careers.  Students work on and off campus to learn successful job skills with on the job training.  Many students graduate ready to enter the workforce, but the college prep and tech prep tracks are available along with the Occupational Course of study.  Some ENCSD students take classes in the local Wilson County Schools and at Wilson Technical Community College.

Governor Morehead School (GMS) is the flagship school in North Carolina that serves the special needs of visually impaired students, in a unique residential setting. The innovativeness of the Governor Morehead School extends back to its roots.  When the school was established in 1845, it was the eighth school for the blind in the United States.  Equally impressive is that North Carolina was the first state to serve the African-American blind and deaf population, beginning just four years after the Civil War. The school moved to the current location on Ashe Avenue in Raleigh in 1923 and was renamed in 1964, in honor of former Governor John Motley Morehead.  African-American students attended school at the Garner Road campus until an exchange of students began in 1967, with full integration being achieved in 1977.

Located in the mountains of western North Carolina, Cullowhee is approximately sixty miles southwest of Asheville near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. NCCAT’s main campus is situated on thirty-six acres of natural mountainside beauty and includes a conference building and two residence halls. The conference center holds meeting rooms, an amphitheater, dining facilities, a technology lab, a library, an extensive art collection, and a health and wellness center.

Located on the coast of North Carolina, NCCAT’s eastern campus is situated prominently along the shoreline of Pamlico Sound. What once served as headquarters for the U.S. Coast Guard, this fully renovated campus is one of North Carolina’s coastal landmarks and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. NCCAT’s Ocracoke campus includes a conference center, residence halls, dining facilities, and an outdoor classroom.