Newton is committed to education. Newton School District has two K-3rd schools and two 4-6th schools,public middle and high school as well as Basics and Beyond, an alternative high school. Newton Christian School has students from kindergarden to eighth grade. These schools provide a wide range of quality education opportunities, and are an integral part of all facets of the community.
Jasper County Career Academy, constructed in 2009 - provides high school students from Newton and the surrounding areas the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit for courses taken through programs offered at Des Moines Area Community College on the Newton Campus. This gives them a head start on their college and career.
Community passed $19 million bond issue for school improvements and a one-cent sales tax local option tax for school infrastructure.
DMACC's Newton campus serves Jasper and Marion Counties and the surrounding area with a variety of offerings including certificate and degree programs as well as state of the art job retraining facilities. A true public-private partnership, the Newton campus facility provides not only our most popular undergraduate degree programs, but technical and job retraining programs to prepare the regional workforce for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
The Newton campus even offers college credit to local high school students, and CEUs for professional continuing education. The campus has developed partnerships with Buena Vista, Iowa State, Iowa Workforce Development's Promise Jobs Program, and the Newton Development Corporation to serve as a resource and provide training for our residents. Classes are held in our 105,000 square ft. facility, complete with state of the art computer labs.
The Newton campus also houses a full-service conference center with a 350-seat auditorium, as well as large and small conference rooms. Weddings, receptions, company holiday parties or community events are just a few of the activities that are held in the conference center.
Buena Vista University's satellite campus in Newton provides local students and residents with the opportunity to take their education to a higher level. The undergraduate degree completion program accepts students with 60 or more credit hours, or an associate degree, and puts them on-track to complete their bachelor degree without having to relocate.
BVU’s Newton campus offers a diverse menu of over 20 different programs, providing affordable opportunities for residents of Newton and the surrounding communities. In addition to the many bachelor degree options, specialized endorsements are offered for local educators and customized professional development programs are available for businesses and organizations in the area.
Classes are designed to be accessible to people working full or part-time. Face-to-face and web-collaborate classes meet twice a week in the evening. In addition, most degrees are available completely online, offering the ultimate in flexibility for the busy adult. Buena Vista offers year-round registration with classes starting every 8 weeks.
Located on the DMACC campus, BVU Newton is an important educational asset to the Newton community.