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Welcome to Yancey County Schools




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
  • Yancey Schools Awarded $1.3 Million for After School Programming Yancey County Schools was recently notified that it had been awarded a four-year $1,360,000 grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. This funding will provide free afterschool programming at all eight district elementary and middle schools. The grant also allows for free summer programs. The 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grant will build upon the experience gained in a previous four-year afterschool grant that ran at Burnsville, Micaville, and South Toe, East Yancey and Cane River schools. Bald Creek, Bee Log, and Clearmont Elementary schools are additional sites for this new four-year cycle.The purpose of 21st CCLC program is to provide students with academic enrichment opportunities along with activities designed to ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2014, 11:34 AM by Kay Ball
  • Parent Portal System for Yancey County Schools This year Yancey County Schools, will be opening the NC HOME BASE/PowerSchool Parent Portal. This state-wide student information system was first implemented in the 2013-14 school year for teachers and administrators. The second phase of implementation now opens up both the parent and student portals for use this year. Access to the Parent Portal will allow parents to gain helpful information on their child’s attendance, current grades, and other valuable resources. The portal is a “single sign-on” meaning that families with multiple children in Yancey County Schools can link all students to the one username and password set up by the parent(s). The system will go live on September 5th for all Yancey County ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2014, 11:14 AM by Kay Ball
  • 2014 Summer Resource Guide for Kids We hope you find this Summer Resource Guide helpful as you plan summer activities for your children. We hope this helps you keep them active and engaged while they are enjoying a summer break.
    Posted Jun 5, 2014, 6:20 AM by Kay Ball
  • PRESS RELEASE from YCS April Board Meeting MHHS Dropout Rate is Lowest in School History Mountain Heritage High School Principal Kevin Huskins reported at the regular meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education on April 7th that the Mountain Heritage High School dropout rate has just been announced for the March 2013-March 2014 timeframe and is the lowest in the school’s history. The previous dropout rate of just over 3% from March 2012-March 2013 improved to 1.6% for this past year. Across North Carolina the state average dropout rate dropped from 3.01% last year to 2.45% this year. Superintendent Tony Tipton stated, “While Yancey County Schools will continue to improve on that number, it is still great news and this ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2014, 10:42 AM by Kay Ball
  • Inclement Weather Adding 15 Minutes to School Day Yancey County Schools are committed daily to each child's education and safety. However, sometimes road conditions force us to delay or cancel school across the county. Because we run buses across the county with only one high school and two middle schools, we cannot develop snow districts where some students go to school and others do not. When we have roads that are not safe in limited parts of the county we can decide to have school, but with no buses on icy roads. This is not an option when large areas of roads across the county are not safe, as was the case last Friday, March 7th. Most of the county had clear or spotty roads; however, the ...
    Posted Mar 10, 2014, 9:50 AM by Xan Robinson
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