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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.


    Positive Attitude

    Acting Responsibly 

    Wise Choices


    Be ReSpectful

    Be  Positive

    Be  REsponsible

    And  . . Show Kindness


District News

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

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

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  • Elementary Early Dismissal After School Enrichment Opportunity Survey

    Attention Elementary Parents: Please complete the attached survey regarding the Elementary Early Dismissal After School Enrichment Opportunity. Click the link below for the survey.…/1FAIpQLSdGYf8wThHR1AvhUH…/viewform

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  • Nineteen Retirees Recognized at Ceremony and Reception

    Alexander County administration and school board members recognized nineteen school system employees as they retired from the school system with a ceremony and reception on Thursday, May 31, 2018. The ceremony was held at Alexander Central High School cafeteria and included comments by Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Hefner. School Chairman Scott Bowman and school board members, Sallie Hartis and Brigette Rhyne, presented each retiree with a plaque and a dark pink rose which represents gratitude. The retirees served the school system with a combined total of 473 years of service. Ten of the nineteen retirees served twenty-five or more years. ACS retirees pictured left to right: Jewel Warren, Amy Johnson, Kathy Elder, Sherry Williams, Donna Bowman, Angela King, Phyllis A. Fox, and Jill Peek. Not pictured Dianne P. Chapman, Teresa Jennings, Donna Waugh, Susan C. Dyson, Sandra Wright, Xenopheon “Todd” Fox, Connie Simmons, Carolyn Hart, Sandra Marlowe, Audie Sprinkle, and Sharon Wessollek. Click the title for more photos.

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  • Open Letter to ACS Students

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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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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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  • Office Hours are from 7:30-4:30

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  • Arrivals

    7:30-8:00 student drop off time for car riders(do not bring students earlier than 7:30)

    7:30-7:55 breakfast is served

    8:00- all students  need to be in their classrooms by 8:00 to avoid being tardy


    3:10-dismissal time for car riders

    3:13-dismissal time for bus riders

    **Students arriving between 7:30 and 7:45 will go to the cafeteria regardless of whether they eat breakfast or not.

    Students will start being dismissed from the cafeteria at 7:45 


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