• Welcome to CREC!


    Catawba Rosenwald Education Center serves as the alternative campus for Catawba County Schools for students in grades 7-12. In addition to our alternative program, Project ESTEEM, on our campus, we also house, Rosenwald School, a Public Separate School, which serves Exceptional Children who are enrolled by an IEP Team decision. All students on the campus of Catawba Rosenwald Education Center use our COBRAS Level System which helps students improve behaviorally, academically, and socially. The Middle School students are self-contained in a 6-8 grade combination, while High School students follow a modified-block schedule. All follow the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.


    Catawba Rosenwald Education Center's Mission is to Engage. Inspire. Empower.

    We are the COBRAS

    C - Cooperation

    O - Oral Communcation

    B - Being Respectful

    R - Responsible

    A - Attitude Positive

    S - Safety

    These are our campus wide expectations for all students.

    CREC Core Beliefs

    •  Positive relationships are essential to the learning process and must be established and nurtured for learning to take place.
    •  Schools must set an expectation for excellence in all areas of study through challenging and relevant curricula.
    •  Schools must continually evolve to meet the needs of an ever-changing, global society.
    •  All partners in education must embrace diversity and promote equity.
    •  All students and staff are entitled to and responsible for a safe and nurturing learning environment.
    •  All students can learn through differentiated and relevant instruction that embraces critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication.
    •  Schools and families must collaborate to educate the whole child – socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically. 
    •  Family, business, and community partnerships are essential for the success of all students.