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  • Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning

    The Speak Up Project for Digital Learning, facilitated by Project Tomorrow®, gives education stakeholders the opportunity to share their viewpoints about key educational issues, particularly concerning digital learning and the use of technology to support future ready schools. By participating today, you are ensuring your voice is heard not only by your school and district but at the state and national level as findings are summarized and shared with national and state policymakers every year. Speak Up is both a national research project and a free service to all schools and districts. Participating schools and districts can access their local data online, free-of-charge in February 2018. To learn more, visit the About Speak Up page. Get started now!

    Survey Open Until January 19, 2018

District News

  • Brown and Warner capture top spots in 2018 Middle School Geography Bee

    The Alexander County Middle School Geography Bee was held Thursday, January 11, 2018, at the Alexander County Board of Education office. Michael Brown, West Alexander Middle School student, was the winner of the county competition. Adan Warner, West Alexander Middle School student, was the second place winner.

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  • Kindergarten Screening Dates Announced

    Click the link to see the screening dates for the 2018-2019 school year.

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  • Watch Our Board Meeting Live at 6:00 PM

    Watch the Alexander County Board of Education Meeting Live at 6:00 PM. Click here.

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  • Taylorsville Hometown Development Council Presents Checks

    On December 19, Alexander County Schools administrators accepted checks from the Taylorsville Hometown Development Council totaling $21,600. The money is given for the Needy Children's funds at the schools, and includes a $2,300 check for ACHS Junior ROTC and $250 to each of the middle school band programs. Pictured above, left to right: front row - Jennifer Hefner (Superintendent), Patsy Little (Taylorsville Apple Festival, Inc. bookkeeper), Jill Peek (Bethlehem Elementary School Principal), and Crystal Hoke (Ellendale Elementary Principal); second row - Angie Charles (SSC), Robyn Helton (Head Start), Andy Palmer (Stony Point Elementary Principal), Mary Brown (Wittenburg Elementary Principal), Janel Lingle (Taylorsville Elementary Principal), Rene Stilwell (Hiddenite Elementary School), Lisa Harrington (EAMS), Doug Rhoney (ACHS); back row - Alexander Central High School NJROTC Cadets Gannon Millsaps and Jordan Bennett, Dr. Jason Evans (AEC), Cary Cash (Sugar Loaf Elementary), and Dr. Chad Maynor (WAMS).

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  • The Alexander County School System is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you have questions or concerns regarding the accessibility of the website or if you are unable to access a page or document on the website, you may contact the Communications Department via email at or by phone at 828-632-7001.

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Early Dismissal Information

  • All Schools
    Early Dismissal Dates
    October 27, 2017
    December 20, 2017
    January 19, 2018
    March 29, 2018
    June 8, 2018

    The early dismissal of students at the high school and middle schools will be 12:30 PM.
    Elementary school students early dismissal will be 12:45 PM.

    Elementary Only
    Early Dismissal Dates
    September 14, 2017
    October 6, 2017
    November 30, 2017
    January 12, 2018
    February 8, 2018
    February 23, 2018
    March 9, 2018
    April 19, 2018
    May 4, 2018
    May 18, 2018

    Elementary early dismissal will be 12:45 PM.

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Emergency Alert

  • When possible, school safety alerts appear as a pop-up on your screen as you open the district website.  
    If your child's school has an alert, you can go to the School Safety Department page on the district website for information regarding those codes.  
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