How Pocahontas County can help your family grow


Of primary importance to all growing families is the quality of education their children receive. In Pocahontas County you will have no worries – all of our schools prepare our children to contribute and compete in challenging global community they will soon enter. Each school offers cutting-edge technology, rigorous academics, advanced placement and college-credit courses, and a wide array of extra-curricular activities that will allow your children to grow into the top-notch talent for which Iowa is renowned. 

Pocahontas Area Community Schools is based in Pocahontas and serves the communities of Havelock, Palmer, Plover, Pocahontas, Rolfe, as well as Pomeroy and Jolley, which are located in Calhoun County. The high school is located in Pocahontas. Elementary and preschool classes are located in Pocahontas and Pomeroy. The middle school will move from Pomeroy to Pocahontas at the start of the 2012 school year. Pocahontas Catholic School also serves area elementary students.  

  • The district opened a state-of-the-art high school and middle school campus in Pocahontas in March of 2011.
  • Students connect with their instructors, classmates, and the world through one of Iowa’s first 1:1 computer initiatives, where a laptop computer is provided to each learner.
  • High school students have the opportunity to choose from over two dozen AP and college-credit courses, with many recent graduates entering post-secondary education with a year’s worth of classes completed. 
  • The school features the state’s second-best Vocational Technology department, which offers advanced engineering and design classes as well as trade certification programs.     
  • Students can compete in 10 sports, a full suite of band and vocal groups and competitions, drama, speech, art, cheerleading, FFA, FCS, entrepreneurship clubs, Character Counts and mentoring programs among many other extra-curricular offerings. Additionally, the mock trial program has produced 5 state championship teams, and was the 2001 National Champion. The drill team, called the Trendsetters, is consistently one of Iowa’s finest.
  • The Pocahontas elementary was recognized in 2008 by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon Award winning school.
  • The All Star-t preschool in Pocahontas has been in operation over 20 years. Serving students of all learning levels, the facility has been used as a model program throughout the state of Iowa.

 

To learn more about Pocahontas Area Community Schools, please visit their sites:

 

Newell-Fonda Community Schools is primarily based in Pocahontas and Buena Vista counties and serves the communities of Fonda, Newell, and Varina.  There are also portions of the district in Sac and Calhoun counties respectively.  

  • The district opened a new addition in the Fall of 2010 in order to house all PK-12 students in one facility. 
  • Since the Fall of 2008, students have been able to connect with their instructors, classmates, and the world through the Iowa’s first 1:1 computer initiative, where a laptop computer is provided to each 5-12 student.
  • High school students have the opportunity to choose from over 85 Dual-Credit courses, with many graduates entering post-secondary education with a year’s worth of classes completed. 
  • Students can compete in 10 sports, a full suite of band and vocal groups and competitions, drama, speech, art, cheerleading, FFA, FCLA, and various clubs.
  • In partnership with Rockwell Collins, the Newell-Fonda Schools was an original 3-D Virtual Reality School, allowing students the freedom to create in a 3-D learning environment
  • The Newell-Fonda CSD has seen a rise in enrollment in 2010 and 2011.
  • The Newell-Fonda CSD has numerous partners in education including daycare providers in Newell and Fonda as well as the Newell Children’s Center, only ¼ block from the school.