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Yancey County Schools is nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina providing education to approximately 
2,400 students through six elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, and a K-8 alternative program.

MISSION STATEMENT                                                  
The Yancey County Schools strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment to empower all students to achieve their full potential as life-long learners and global citizens.


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  • Press Releases and other Items of Special Interest
  • Changes to School Delay & Closure Notification Process In an attempt to streamline our emergency notification process and make our system as efficient as possible, we will be notifying and using the following media outlets and communication means when making school delay and closure calls.        WLOS – Channel 13 in Asheville        WKYK Radio        WWNC Radio        The Asheville Citizen Times – which posts on their website        The Yancey County Schools website        The Yancey County 911 Office which pages out over their system – if you have a home scanner        The YCS weather line at 682-7322 And of course, our Blackboard Connect 5 Communication System which is capable of phone calls, texts and emails. If you do not want to receive informational calls from Yancey County Schools, please dial 828.682.6101 ...
    Posted Nov 18, 2016, 11:48 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Special School Board Meeting Update  The Yancey County Board of Education held a special meeting on November 14, 2016, to review and discuss qualifications packets received from architects from across the state interested in designing the new West Elementary School. Of the four architect packet of qualifications received, the school board unanimously selected Architectural Design Studios, LLC, as the architect for the new school. “We are very excited to work with Amy Dowty and Mike Cox of ADS,” stated Superintendent Tony Tipton. “This firm is very familiar with our system, our needs, and the pride and heritage of our county. They know what is important to us as a school system – but also as a mountain community.” Superintendent Tipton and the School Board look forward ...
    Posted Nov 18, 2016, 8:29 AM by Xan Robinson
  • November School Board Meeting Update School Board Recognizes Bill Whiteside Outgoing Board Member Bill Whiteside was recognized at the November 7th regular meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education for his eight years of service to Yancey County Schools. hiteside was first seated on the Board in 2008 and won a second term in 2012, serving his second term as Vice-Chair.   Pictured are Superintendent Dr. Tony Tipton, Bill Whiteside and School Board Chair Mike Orr.  Graduation Rate Top 10 in the State Mountain Heritage High School Principal Kevin Huskins and Assistant Principal Erik Buchanan recently traveled to Durham to be recognized on behalf of Yancey County Schools for earning a Top 10 in the State for a Graduation Rate of 91.8%.   Pictured ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2016, 11:55 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Special School Board Meeting
    Posted Nov 9, 2016, 8:27 AM by Xan Robinson
  • School Bus Safety on New Highway With the completion of the highway from Jacks Creek Road to Micaville, the Yancey County Board Of Education would like to remind motorists of the rules for passing stopped school buses on different types of roads and highways. Superintendent Dr. Tony Tipton stated, “With the cones removed and the new road and all lanes open for traffic, we felt it was a good time to remind folks to be on the look out for stopped school buses.” The North Carolina law regarding stopping for buses is contained in General Statute 20-217. A person passing a stopped bus can be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor and fined $500. Anyone striking or killing someone while passing a bus will be ...
    Posted Nov 3, 2016, 4:51 AM by Xan Robinson
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