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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.


 

Press Releases

  • Press Releases and other Items of Special Interest
  • Inclement Weather and the School Calendar Warmer weather last week and the time change over the weekend are reminders that spring is just around the corner. While spring will certainly be a welcome change, the results of the harsh weather since Christmas must still be addressed on the Yancey County Schools calendar. NCGS 115c-84.2, the state law on school calendars, states that the closing date for students shall be no later than the Friday closest to June 11. This statute also states that public school calendars must have a maximum of 185 days OR a minimum of 1,025 instructional hours. In order to meet the requirements of this statute and provide the best possible education for the students of Yancey County, this current ...
    Posted Mar 6, 2015, 4:50 AM by Kay Ball
  • Two Great Events to be Held for Up Coming Kindergartners Yancey County Schools Kindergarten Registration Kick-off to be held April 16, 2015, from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Burnsville Town CenterEither before or after registering your child for Kindergarten on April 16th, come join us for a fun-filled afternoon at the Burnsville Town Center, 12:00 - 3:00. Activities scheduled are Police Department completing fingerprint kits; police car and firetruck; school bus safety activities, Buster the Bus, a school bus tour; face painting along with balloons, games with Yancey County Schools PE staff; Learning Centers, art activities, and much more. Vision screenings will also be on hand. Yancey County Schools Kindergarten Registration to be HeldApril 16, 2016 from 1:00 – 6:00 P ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2015, 9:26 AM by Kay Ball
  • Bald Creek Elementary Awarded $80,000 NC Title I Reward School Grant Last week, Yancey County Schools was informed that Bald Creek Elementary School has been awarded an $80,000 NC Title I Reward School Grant. Bald Creek Elementary has been named a NC Title I Reward School for the 2013-14 school year, a distinction given to the Top 10% of NC Title I Schools for sustained academic performance and/or student growth. Within that group of approximately 120 schools, the top 10% of the Reward Schools became eligible for the NC Title I Reward School Grants based on a school portfolio submitted to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s Federal Programs Office in October. Furthermore, the portfolio, along with an onsite interview from an NCDPI Federal Programs team ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2015, 11:59 AM by Kay Ball
  • CREDIT BY DEMONSTRATED MASTERY Curriculum Director Shane Cassida informed the Board at the January 5, 2015 meeting that the members of the Credit by Demonstrated Mastery District Team consisting of himself, Student Services Director Pete Peterson, MHHS Principal Kevin Huskins, Cane River Principal Alton Robinson, East Yancey Principal Angie Anglin, and Career and Technical Education Director Cynthia Deyton had developed and were requesting Board approval on the YCS Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) Plan.  Mr. Cassida continued that this plan would allow students to earn credit in a particular course without require “class seat time”.  Mr. Cassida shared in a PowerPoint presentation information detailing that for the 2014-15 school year, two courses – Microsoft Office (CTE) and Civics/Economics are offered for CDM.  Mr ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2015, 11:08 AM by SHANE CASSIDA
  • Bus Drivers Training Class Yancey County Schools will be hosting a School Bus Drivers Training Class on February 9th, 10th and 11th.  The class will be at Yancey Mayland Campus Room 122. Time: 8:30-3:00. For more information call Yancey County School Bus Garage at 828-682-2167
    Posted Jan 14, 2015, 10:54 AM by Kay Ball
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