About Your Teacher

Phone: (828) 632-7063 Ext. 2117


Degrees and Certifications:

Industrial Chemistry BS WCU MAEd Secondary Education ECU

Mrs. Leslie Barger

Hello! I'm Mrs. Barger

I have been teaching at ACHS since 2001. I have a BS in Industrial Chemistry and MAEd in Secondary Science Education. I have always liked science and enjoy teaching science. My goal is for my students to see the importance of science in their daily lives. I hope that science becomes useful and meaningful to all of my students. 

Everything that we do is on Canvas. Please ask your son/daughter to show you how to access this site (directions below). It is very important that we have good communication especially if your student has to be absent. During the first week of school we will be focusing on the technology we need to use and doing some online assignments. All of this information will be on Canvas. We will work this out together and be patient with one another as we learn. Please see the class supply list below.

Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for your support and commitment to excellence!

Contact Info:  lbarger@alexander.k12.nc.us     

                      (828) 632-7063 Ext. 2117

                      C Building Room 117


                                 Fall Semester                                                           

                      1st Block             Planning                                     

                      2nd Block            Chemistry                                   

                      3rd Block             Honors Chemistry                       

                      4th Block             Honors Chemistry 


                                Spring Semester

                      1st Block             Honors Chemistry

                      2nd Block            Honors Chemistry

                      3rd Block             Planning

                                  4th Block               Chemistry







  • Supply List

    3-Ring Binder or other type of notebook

    Loose Leaf Paper (for 3-ring binder only)


    Calculator (must be scientific or graphing)

    Online access for Canvas, Schoolnet, etc.

    Chromebook (charged and ready to use)

    Flash drive for online learning (if needed...for example, if you have no Internet access and need to save files, etc.)

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  • Using Canvas

    Please follow the attached directions and make sure you have access to my class in Canvas. Your weekly assignments will be on Canvas. Please let me know if you have any difficulties and I will be glad to assist you in any way I can. 

    Directions for Canvas