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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
  • Memorial Day Holiday Historically, Yancey County students have been in school on Memorial Day.  For decades YCS has implemented the Memorial Day holiday during the week of “Spring Break,” to help students and staff benefit from a full week off in the spring.  Recent questions from the public have been asked about observing Memorial Day as we do for other days in the school calendar such as Veterans Day and Martin Luther King Day.  Superintendent Dr. Tony Tipton and the School Board have heard from various groups and parents regarding this topic.  In response, the Board has instructed Superintendent Tipton to observe the Memorial Day Holiday on the designated day. “In the past, Memorial Day has typically fallen within the last two weeks ...
    Posted Jun 17, 2015, 7:26 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Yancey County NC Pre K Committee To Meet The co-chairs of the local Yancey County NC Pre K Committee (local board chair of the Smart Start agency, Ms. Judy Stevens, and the Yancey County Schools’ Superintendent, Dr. Tony Tipton) will be holding a meeting with the committee and other interested stakeholders in order to discuss the status of the 2015-2016 NC Pre-K Plan and Contract for the county.  The meeting will be held Thursday, June 11, 2015, at 3:00 pm at the Yancey County Schools Central Office.
    Posted Jun 4, 2015, 10:46 AM by Kay Ball
  • Burnsville Elementary Grounds Maintenance May 27, 2015N O T I C ERegarding: Request for Quote  Burnsville Elementary School Grounds MaintenanceDeadline for Quote: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 – 3:00 p.m.Minimum Requirements: Full Liability & Workman’s Comp Insurance                   Labor & Equipment                     Pesticide LicenseContract Time Frame: July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016May 27, 2015Request for Service QuoteThe Yancey County Board of Education is seeking quotes for Ground Maintenance at Burnsville Elementary School.  Contract term will run July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.Qualified bidders must provide / maintain the following:o Provide ways and means to complete full scope of worko Maintain full General Liability and Workman’s Compensation Insurance          during the full course of the contract ...
    Posted May 27, 2015, 8:35 AM by Xan Robinson
  • State Funded Driver Education Ending After June 30, 2015, North Carolina will no longer fund Driver Education for public, private, home or charter schools, yet, Driver Education will still remain a requirement for anyone under age eighteen to get a permit or license. Funded since 1977 with funds from the Highway Trust Fund, NC Legislatures have opted to make Driver Education funding a non-recurring expense as of June 30, 2015.  Three dollars of the Highway Trust Fund came from each license plate sold in North Carolina.  The fee was levied in 1977 to pay for driver education and this amount will remain a part of license plate fees, however, it will not be funding teen driver education.  Driver Education has been a right-of ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2015, 6:05 AM by Xan Robinson
  • 2015-16 KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION When school begins this August, all incoming Kindergartners across the state who enroll in a North Carolina Public School will be given the new Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA).  The KEA is designed to give teachers a better understanding of the developmental status of each student’s early childhood school readiness. In 2011, the NC General Assembly passed the Excellent Public Schools Act, and as part of that legislation the Read to Achieve Program was initiated.  This program, in its second year of implementation, sets third grade reading standards for all students as well as assigns individual schools A-F grades on the NC School Report Cards that were released in February of this year. The state law requires that all ...
    Posted Apr 2, 2015, 8:23 AM by Xan Robinson
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