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  • Hardee recognized for hall of fame induction

    Alexander Central High School Baseball Coach Pete Hardee has been recognized by his peers for one of the most prestigious honors a coach can receive. Coach Hardee was inducted in the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame during the 2018 Coaches Convention held in Greensboro Friday, Dec. 7. Hardee joined the ACHS coaching staff in 2015 and has led Varsity Cougar Baseball for the past three seasons. Last spring, Hardee picked up his 400th career win in a Cougar victory ... to read more click the heading.

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  • Ten educators recognized for National Board Certification

    Alexander County School Board members and administration recognized 10 certified staff members who completed National Board Certification during the February school board meeting. Three staff members from Alexander County Schools obtained certification for the first time. They include Amber Huffman (Alexander Central High School), Kerri Wimberly (Alexander Central High School), and Christina (Crissy) Williams (Bethlehem Elementary School). Seven staff members were also honored that have renewed their national certification. They include Elizabeth Duncan (Alexander Central High School), Jeanette Badertscher (Bethlehem Elementary School), Erin Lewis (Ellendale Elementary School), Laura Sprinkle (Ellendale Elementary School), Jenna Buff (Sugar Loaf Elementary School), Cindy Greene (Sugar Loaf Elementary School), and Kim Lowman (West Alexander Middle School). To read more click the heading.

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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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  • Celebrate Love the Bus Week!

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  • Payne wins Spelling Bee; Pope is Second

    Eighteen students representing Alexander County’s elementary and middle schools took the stage at Alexander Central Auditorium Tuesday, Feb. 5, to compete for the top honor of Spelling Bee Champion. A fourth-grade student at Bethlehem Elementary School, Carter Payne, emerged as the 2019 Alexander County Spelling Bee Champion for the second time in a row. Noah Pope, an eighth-grade student from West Alexander Middle School, placed second in the countywide event. To read more and link to the photos, click the heading above.

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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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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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