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  • Message for PreK - 2nd Grade Parents and Students

    This is a reminder for parents of PreK through second-grade students that we are excited to have all of your children back in our buildings beginning on Monday. The new schedule will be as follows: Students in grades PreK through 2 will attend school in person on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Wednesdays will continue to be remote learning day for all students in the school system. As we make this transition, I encourage everyone to be diligent with the 3 Ws… Wear your mask, Wait 6 feet apart, and Wash your hands frequently. Our commitment to these protocols in school and out in the community will play a role in the success of this new schedule. Please do your part to stay well! #StopTheSpread

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  • Message from the Child Nutrition Department

    USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that waivers are in place to offer free meals to all children (18 years old and younger) through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Please encourage your child to participate in our school meal program. Our child nutrition employees are following strict sanitation guidelines in preparing and distributing meals. Students will only need money in their account for extras they may want to purchase. Click the heading to read more...

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  • FFA Proficiency Awards

    Pictured are Austin Sink and Avery Cook. Austin Sink placed third in Diversified Horticulture. He is a Junior at ACHS and serves as an FFA Chapter officer. Avery Cook placed first in the state in Landscape Management. Avery’s proficiency award will be judged against others at the national level in October. Avery is a Junior and a chapter FFA officer. To read more, click the heading.

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  • New video conversation with Superintendent Dr. Hefner and Ms. LeeAnne Whisnant

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  • Board votes to phase in return to in-person instruction

    The Alexander County Board of Education members voted to allow elementary students to return to in-person instruction in phases beginning with PreK – 2nd-grade students returning Oct. 26 to a four-day per week in-person schedule. Wednesdays will continue to be a remote day for students and allow for deep cleaning in the schools. The second phase will include third – 5th grades and will be determined by the board at the next school board meeting. The anticipated date to bring third – 5th-grade students back to school is Nov. 16. The Virtual Academy online application can be found on the Return to Learn website The deadline for Virtual Academy applications is Friday, Oct. 16 by 3 PM.

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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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  • The summer hours for AEC will be Monday- Thursday from 7:00- 5:00.  This will continue through July 25th.

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AEC Mission, Vision, and Beliefs

  • Vision:

    To create a supportive learning environment in which every student graduates with a high school diploma and is college and career ready to further promote growth in our community.


    To create a student-centered, non-traditional learning environment that launches lifelong achievement.


    To achieve our Vision and Mission, we believe:  


    • Accepting, nurturing, and safe learning environment maximizes success.
    • Ownership and empowerment builds student capacity.
    • Collaborative and challenging instruction enhances engaged and authentic learning.
    • Multi-faceted support is necessary.
    • Professional collaboration is student-centered.
    • Family and stakeholder involvement matter.
    • Connection to extra-curricular activities sustains community history and tradition.


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