Welcome to Newton County Theme School

It’s a new school year here at Newton County Theme School and what better way to welcome back our students and staff then to unveil our brand-new webspace for the community! Our new webpage features the latest web and eLearning platform to provide students, parents, and teachers with the best tools for success.

Our webpage isn’t the only thing that got an upgrade over the summer. After a year of construction, the new building for Newton County Theme School is finally complete. The new school is designed to offer the best in modern learning facilities and will house 550 students and 50 staff.

Take a chance to explore our new webspace and come back regularly for news and updates!

Greetings from Dr. Brunson

A message from our principal, Dr. Brunson:

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Hello to our NCTS families and community!

In 2008, I started my administrative career as the assistant principal here at the Ficquett campus.  When NCTS opened at this campus in 2011, many of my staff members and I opened Fairview Elementary, where I began as assistant principal, followed by these recent 5 years as principal.  Returning to this campus in the role of NCTS principal is a big adventure!  

Many of the NCTS families and I have worked together and known each other during our lives in Covington, and some of you are my former classmates from when we attended school as students at East Newton, Sharp Middle, and Newton County High School!   

Completing my EdD from Liberty University in 2015 was one of the greatest moments of my career.  Joining NCTS as principal is also among those greatest moments.   

My leadership at NCTS will continue to have the same foundations as my work at Fairview, so I ask you to help NCTS always be a place where:


We help each other when we struggle.
We support each other in all our efforts.
We reflect on our work so that we may improve.
We take pride in our individual accomplishments without comparing ourselves to others.
We work hard now so that we will receive the benefits of our efforts later.
We do not give up.
We do good to all people.

My twenty-sixth year in education begins as my FIRST year with you!  I hope you'll share my optimism for a safe, successful, and satisfying new school year ahead!

Dr. Brunson

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