YCS Announcements

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
  • Facilities Needs Special School Board Meeting Held On Monday, June 20, 2016, the Yancey County Board of Education met in the Mountain Heritage High School Auditorium to hear the second report of the Facilities Needs Assessment from Architect Mike Cox and Associate Amy Dowty of Architectural Design Studios.Attached is the Powerpoint document as presented by Mr. Cox and Ms. Dowty as well as the four-page pamphlet handout provided by Architectural Design Studios.There will be a public meeting held in mid-July regarding the future plans for our elementary schools.  This meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Mountain Heritage High School.  The date for this meeting will be announced at a later time.
    Posted Jun 21, 2016, 5:14 AM by Xan Robinson
  • School Board Recognizes Volunteer, Support Person & Teacher of the Year 2016
    Posted Jun 7, 2016, 11:09 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Local Principal Completes Leadership Program Michele Laws, principal of Micaville Elementary, recently completed the Distinguished Leadership Program (DLP), a year-long leadership development program for practicing school principals designed and provided by the North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principal’s Association in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The Distinguished Leadership in Practice Program (DLP) uses a non-traditional professional development model that is aligned to the performance evaluation standards adopted by the State Board of Education for North Carolina’s school leaders. This unique cohort-based program is designed to limit principals’ time away from their schools by allowing them to attend face-to-face sessions once every other month while accessing on-line assignments, materials and coaching in between face ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2016, 4:48 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Summer Resource Guide for Kids and Families The end of the 2015-2016 school year is quickly approaching, leaving our students with time to participate in many free or low cost enrichment opportunities. For more information of activities available for your child, the attached document contains and extensive listing for the entire summer. Thanks to the all the community sponsors for making these opportunities available for our students to have a safe, fun filled summer.
    Posted May 24, 2016, 5:40 AM by Kay Ball
  • Special School Board Meeting & Preliminary Data from Facility Needs Assessment The Yancey County Board of Education held a special meeting on Monday, May 16, 2016, to hear a preliminary report of the Facilities Needs Assessment from Architectural Design Studio (ADS) Architect Mike Cox and design staff member Amy Dowty. The meeting was recessed and relocated to the upper meeting room of the public library to accommodate several members of the public who attended the meeting to hear the preliminary data and add input. A February 29th joint meeting of the Yancey County Commissioners and Board of Education resulted in a contract between Yancey County Schools and ADS to complete a Facilities Needs Assessment of the six elementary schools. Particular attention was given to the five oldest elementary schools in the ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2016, 8:21 AM by Xan Robinson
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