Dare County Schools

A District in North Carolina Serving Students in 11 Schools

Mobile Dare County School Screenshot

Dare County Schools, ranked in the top 5 public school districts for academics in North Carolina, has a beautiful location right on the beach. With numerous academic accolades, new buildings and stunning beachfront views, Dare County Schools needed a website to highlight these unique attributes and keep its growing community informed. 

The district's new, custom website addresses this need with many great features, including:

  • Intuitive navigation
  • Hero videos
  • District and School-Specific News Areas
  • Social Media Integration
  • Calendars

 

 

 

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Intuitive Navigation 

Dare's navigation is simplified and easy to follow, with well-thought-out placement of key items such as Board of Education and department listings. Photos, headings and captions in the drop-down menu help to draw attention to desired pages — and add to the look and feel of the overall design. 

 

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Homepage Hero Video

The eye-catching hero video on the district homepage showcases a key moment for its students: graduation. Each individual school page also has its own hero video with videos of students from that school and drone footage of each campus.

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School Pages

Each of the individual school sites has its own branding and content. Shown here, Dare's First Flight High School page has a dark blue navigation bar and highlights school-specific pages such as Academics and Athletics. 

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Upcoming News & Events

Relevant upcoming events and important district-wide news is displayed in a sleek, modern design on the homepage. On the interior pages, each school in the district can share school-specific content on their individual sites with ease, thanks to the filters and tags in Finalsite Posts and Calendar Manager.

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Social Media Integration

Dare's clean and modern design includes a space for displaying the district's recent social media posts. Powered by Finalsite Feeds, the district can show activity across multiple channels and platforms. This ensures current and prospective families don't miss out on the latest updates and encourages them to find and follow the district on social media.

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Faculty & Staff Directory

When parents need to contact teachers or school administrators, they can find names, phone numbers and emails easily with this searchable faculty directory.  Each school site also has its own, smaller directory — filtered easily with Finalsite Directories. 

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Calendar

Also filterable is Dare County's Calendar page, which houses all important school and district-wide events. Visitors can click to view the calendar by month, week or day, depending on their preferences. 

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