Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. James Tolbert

     My name is James Tolbert. I am a native West Virginian who relocated with my wife and our five rescue dogs to North Carolina in June 2018. I presently teach English I, English I Honors, and AVID at Havelock High School. I also coach cross-country and serve as Assistant Varsity Coach in baseball. This is my thirteenth year as a high-school educator. I graduated from Concord University in Athens, WV in 1994 with a B.S.Ed. in Education/Language Arts 5-12. I completed my Master’s in Education/Social Studies in 2008. I am presently dual-certified in Social Studies and Language Arts. Prior to teaching, I worked for eleven years as a paramedic.

Phone: 304 731 3356 



  • Class Schedule

    FIRST BLOCK: 7:15- 9:15 English I Honors/AVID 9 

                         8:00 - 8:45 (synchronous)

    PLANNING: 9:20- 10:50 

    THIRD BLOCK: 10:55- 12:55 English I 3(A) 

                          11:00 - 11:45 (synchronous)

    FOURTH BLOCK: 1:00- 2:30 English I 4(A) 

                             1:10 - 1:55 (synchronous)

    WEDNESDAY: Asynchronous Learning

    OFFICE HOURS: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Wednesdays)*

    *Contact your teacher for additional help during this time.


    Each student’s nine-weeks grade will consist of an average of 21-24 separate grades (2-3 grades weekly), including warm-ups and any extra credit. Students will have one quiz weekly and at least one additional grade each week, usually in the form of a classwork exercise or short writing assignment. Students will also have three major exams or project grades. Assignments will be weighted accordingly: Classwork (50%); Quizzes (30%); Tests/Projects (20%). Students will also receive a participation grade (100 points), which is a general reflection of their level of preparedness and participation in classroom discussions and activities.