Latest Newport Public Schools News

  • NACTC Student Earns Award for Aspirations in Computing

    Newport Area Career and Technical Center student Jennifer Rivera was recently presented with the Award for Aspirations in Computing by the National Center for Women and Information Technology.

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  • NACTC Shadow Day Proves Popular

    Yesterday a group of excited middle school students boarded a bus headed to the Newport Area Career and Technical Center campus to participate in Student Shadow Day. The group included 8th graders from Tiverton, Portsmouth and Thompson middle schools who are interested in enrolling in NACTC programming as freshman.

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  • Healthcare/ Medical Career Fair

    Thursday, March 26th a group of 44 Rogers/NACTC students took a trip to New England Tech’s brand new East Greenwich campus for the RI School Based Coordinator Network’s Health Career Expo.

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NACTC students at work

The Newport Area Career and Technical Center (NACTC) provides its students with a unique experience through hands-on learning projects, student-run businesses and industry partnerships. In just four years, NACTC students have the opportunity to obtain employable skills, work experience, industry credentials and a diploma- positioning them for success in both college and career.


  • Free and open to students from Middletown, Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton and Newport
  • Transportation is provided from your district at no additional cost
  • Graduate with job skills, industry credentials and a diploma
  • Acquire the hands-on experience that employers are looking for
  • Build real-world experience through job shadow, internship and student-run business
  • Participate in national competitions and win thousands of dollars in scholarship prizes
  • Develop a professional network through industry partnerships
 NACTC Alumni:
  • Attend Boston College, Boston University, Harvard University, Brown University, Johnson & Wales, Parson’s School of Design, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Culinary Institute of America, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rhode Island and more
  • Own many prosperous Aquidneck Island businesses
  • Have successful careers with competitive salaries
  • Have gained full-time employment through program internship and apprenticeship opportunities


 See for yourself - check out the NACTC video.