Student Services

NESC Summer School 2017 – Offered through Devils Lake High School to NESC Member School Districts.  See more information here!

SCRUBS Camp for 5th Graders – March 29, 2018

  • The R-COOL-Health Scrubs Camp is an exciting program supported by the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences focused on rural students in grades 5-12. The overall purpose of the program is to increase awareness, interest, and understanding of health careers available in rural North Dakota through creative and interactive activities.  The NESC SCRUBS Camp is specifically for students in 5th Grade.  The camp is held at Lake Region State College (LRSC) and the Lake Area Career and Technology Center in Devils Lake.  Each year, approximately 300 students from the NESC region attend the camp, which is one of 8-10 camps funded each year in ND through the grant from the CRH.  Students are able to attend at least seven sessions on various health-care related topics from professionals who volunteer their time for this special event.  Key connections for the camp are the NESC, LRSC, Altru Clinic, Mercy Hospital DL, Forward DL, Valley Med Flight, Devils Lake Public Schools Counseling Department and Bell Pharmacy.

Marketplace for Kids – March 2018


NESC 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC):  The NESC eligible member schools jointly apply for a 21st CCLC Grant which is under the direction of Julie Schuler.   Schools in the NESC 21st CCLC Grant include:  Devils Lake – Central Middle School, Minnie H Elementary, Prairie View Elementary, and Sweetwater Elementary, Fort Totten – Tate Topa Elementary and Middle School, Leeds Public School, New Rockford – Sheyenne Public School, Minnewaukan Public School, Rolette Public School, and Warwick Public School.   For more information, visit https://www.nd.gov/dpi/SchoolStaff/SSI/21CCLC/ or email Julie.schuler@dlschools.org


NESC Regional FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Tournament will be held on January 17, 2018 at Central Middle School in Devils Lake.   This will be a qualifying tournament for the February ND FLL Tournament.

Learn more about FLL!

Register your team with FLL: http://www.firstinspires.org/node/3461

For more information contact: jennifer.carlson@nescnd.org


Interactive Television (ITV):  The NESC works with member schools to offer various classes that can be offered through ITV when that same class is not available in all schools.  For more information contact: jennifer.carlson@nescnd.org


Project Lead The Way (PLTW):  PLTW is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs used in middle and high schools across the United States. PLTW exists to prepare students for the global economy through a hands-on, project-based program that engages students on multiple levels, exposes them to areas of studies they typically do not pursue, and provides them with a foundation and proven path to college and career success. PLTW courses are aligned with Common Core State Standards for Math and English Language Arts, Next Generation Science Standards, and other national and state standards.  Courses include the Foundation Courses: Introduction to Engineering Design & Principles of Engineering; Specialization Courses: Aerospace Engineering, Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, & Digital Electronics; and Capstone Course: Engineering Design & Development.

For more information visit: https://www.pltw.org/  or contact: christa.brodina@dlschools.org


NESC Writers’ Conference is held in the fall of odd numbered years (starting in 2016).  Together with LRSC English Department faculty member, Teresa Tande, the NESC hosts this event where a published author hosts a one-day workshop with students from the NESC region.  Students attending are selected by their English teacher and/or school principal and have a deep interest in writing.  In the past, students have created collections of writings that are published into a magazine called Writers’ Ink.    For more information contact: jennifer.carlson@nescnd.org


You’re Hired! is a project that allows students to use STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) along with 21st century skills to solve real, present-day problems. Students will work as a team (company) to find a solution and present their proposals to a boardroom.  The NESC partners with the North Dakota State College of Science (Wahpeton, ND) to facilitate You’re Hired! events for middle school and high school students in member schools, as well as a regional tournament in the Spring of each year.

For more information about You’re Hired! click here.


Technology Learning Cooperative:  A consortium of 23 schools that shares in the rotation of high tech equipment which is used in various 7-12 classrooms to enhance existing curriculum.  Visit the information online here.   For more information contact: jennifer.carlson@nescnd.org


College and Career Readiness: The NESC offers a menu of college and career readiness services to students of member schools including direct instruction of the Roads to Success curriculum, RUReadyND tools, and Virtual Job Shadow resource, as well as hosting of college/career presentations by various local and national speakers.  Additionally, the NESC partners with community and educational entities to hold a regional Career Fair and a Transitional Career Fair annually.