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  1. Diverse and Inclusive Environment: Your child will be exposed to a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds, preparing them to engage with a more globally-connected world.

  2. Strong Community Connections: Our district schools are deeply rooted in the community, providing numerous opportunities for parents to be actively involved in their child's education and school events.

  3. Experienced Teachers: We boast a dedicated team of experienced and licensed teachers who are passionate about helping your child succeed academically and personally.

  4. Academic Excellence: Our district schools consistently achieve high academic standards, preparing students for future success in college and career paths. We offer STEM Labs, Project Lead the Way classes, a National Blue Ribbon-winning elementary school, and a STEM high school that ranks in the top 10 statewide.

  5. Wide Range of Extracurricular Activities: From sports teams to clubs and arts programs, our schools offer a variety of extracurricular activities that cater to your child's interests and talents.

  6. Advanced Placement and AIG Programs: For those seeking more rigorous academic challenges, our schools offer AP classes and Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) programs to ensure your child's educational needs are met.

  7. Whole-Child Education: We provide evidence-based character education that builds leadership skills and empathy. We teach children how to manage time effectively, work in diverse groups, and build healthy habits for lifelong success.

  8. Transportation and Nutritional Convenience: Our public schools provide convenient transportation options, ensuring that your child can access quality education without the hassle of long commutes. And as of 2023, breakfast and lunch are free for all of our students.

  9. Dual Language Spanish Immersion: Our Spanish Immersion programs foster bilingualism and biliteracy, enhance academic achievement, and open new pathways for advancement.

  10. College and Career Readiness: Our district schools prioritize preparing students for higher education and a career, with robust college counseling services and partnerships with local businesses. Buncombe County Early College students earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree from our community college partner, A-B Tech, while Buncombe County Center for Career Innovation integrates job training with classroom learning.

Visit our enrollment page to learn about school tours and get answers for any questions you may have.