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
  • Notice of Special Meeting
    Posted Jun 30, 2016, 10:17 AM by Xan Robinson
  • Elementary Facilities Needs Discussion July 21st There will be an informational meeting regarding the elementary school facilities needs on Thursday, July 21st in the auditorium of Mountain Heritage High School. This meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and time will be allowed for a question/answer session. The two previous mid-month meetings allowed for public input, which by policy, prohibited school board members from answering questions from the public.  This informational meeting will allow for a true question and answer session. Members of the community will be able to ask school board members or the architect firm specific questions regarding the evaluation of our elementary schools and future plans.
    Posted Jun 28, 2016, 10:39 AM by Xan Robinson
  • 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
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