Latest Newport Public Schools News

  • Sign Up For CODE RED

    With the potential for our area to be impacted by the effects Hurricane Joaquin the City of Newport would like to take this opportunity to inform or remind residents of their ability to enroll in the City’s Mass Notification System, Code Red. This tool is used for both Emergency and Non-Emergency situations and allows the City to contact residents with important messages.

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  • Boatbuilding Program Launch 17-foot Dory at Fort Adams

    Recently, twelve local students aged 14-16, had the chance to showcase what they learned during a 6-week Summer Boatbuilding Program, a collaborative effort put on by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) and the Newport Area Career & Technical Center (NACTC).

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  • As Volvo Fleet Sails Away, New Youth Boatbuilding Programs Sails into Newport

    The Volvo Ocean Race fleet has sailed away, leaving in its wake thousands of local youth with fresh exposure to the excitement of boating. A new boatbuilding program that launches this summer in Newport will give those young people who want to further their interest an opportunity to explore the marine trades as a potential career path.

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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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  • NACTC Culinary Winners!

    We are pleased to announce that our Culinary Arts team, entering their first ProStart® Competition, took the Silver Medal at the 4th Annual Rhode Island Prostart® Competition held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the RI Convention Center in Providence, RI.

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  •  Student broadcasters practice their skills in Advertising Design & New Media - photo by Jen Carter

    NACTC to Launch Aggressive Outreach Campaign: Local high school students have the right to choose

    This week, Newport Area Career and Technical Center (NACTC) kicks-off an informational campaign to parents, students and educators in Newport and surrounding districts of Portsmouth, Middletown, Tiverton, Little Compton, Jamestown and North Kingstown. The outreach effort is designed to inform the public about the different types of educational opportunities that are available to high school students and highlight the fact that all students in Newport and the surrounding districts have the right to attend NACTC at no additional cost to families.

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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.