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  • Vision:

    SPES will create a safe and positive environment that promotes student success, global awareness and a lifelong love of learning.



    Our mission is to build trusting relationships through collaborative efforts that empower students to turn their potential into reality.


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District Newsroom

  • Award of Honor nomination due March 12

    The Alexander County Board of Education is accepting Award of Honor nominations through March 12, 2021. The Award of Honor recognizes those individuals who have made exceptional contributions to Alexander County Schools. The award represents the highest honor that the Board of Education can bestow. To nominate an individual, please complete the nomination form posted on the school system’s website at

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  • Kindergarten Registration Information

    Children who reach the age of 5 on or before August 31, 2021, are entitled to be screened for initial entry into the Alexander County School system for the 2021-2022 school year. Please attend the appropriate screening date for your child in the school district where you reside. For a list of dates click the heading.

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  • Join us Wednesday, February 17 at 10 AM for a LIVE performance from the Apple City Brass!

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  • Watch the School Board Meeting on our YouTube Channel at 6:00 PM

    Click the headline to view the school board meeting tonight at 6:00 PM or to watch previous meetings.

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  • Board approves changes to 2020-2021 calendar

    On Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Alexander County Board of Education approved the following changes to the 2020-2021 School Calendar. The following remote instruction days have been changed. The remote instruction day scheduled for Jan. 29, 2021, has been moved to Jan. 27, 2021. The remote instruction day scheduled for Feb. 19, 2021, has been moved to Feb. 17, 2021. The remote instruction day scheduled for March 11, 2021, has been moved to March 10, 2021. March 30, 2021, previously scheduled as an in-person instruction day for A day students will now be an in-person instruction day for B day students. The updated 2020-2021 Academic Calendar is located under the Community tab - Academic Calendar.

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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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  • Office Hours are from 7:30-4:30 

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  • Arrival:

    Students can enter the school building at 7:45 and the tardy bell rings at 8:20

    Dismissal - 3:25


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