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Parents May Request Teacher Qualifications


The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires school districts to notify parents/legal guardians of children attending Title I schools of their right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers and paraprofessionals who instruct their child.  All K – 8 schools in Yancey County are Title I schools. (more)

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College Application Week November 10-14


Mountain Heritage High School will once again participate in the statewide College Application Week cosponsored by College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) and the Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (CACRO) during November 10-14, 2014.As part of the CFNC-CACRAO college access initiative, Mountain Heritage will work with its seniors on Wednesday, (more)

Robinson Chosen Yancey Principal of the Year


At its regular monthly meeting on October 6, 2014, the Yancey County Board of Education recognized Cane River Middle School Principal Alton Robinson as the Yancey County Schools 2014 Principal of the Year. In announcing Mr. Robinson as POY, School Board Chair Mike Orr  (more)

Yancey Schools Receive Recognition for High Graduation Rate


On October 3rd State Superintendent Dr. June Atkinson presented Yancey County Schools with a Top Ten in the State Award for the high school graduation rate at a banquet in Raleigh.  It marks the first time in Yancey County Schools’ history that the graduation rate has been recognized for such an accomplishment.  The 2014 graduation rate at Mountain Heritage High School was at (more)

Yancey Schools Receive $600,000 Grant


Yancey County Schools received word last week that it will receive approximately $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to support on-going efforts to improve student achievement, address dropout prevention, and improve college access. (more)

Eighty-five Percent of YCS Third Graders Meet Reading Proficiency Standards


Eighty-five percent (84.7 percent or 155 students) of Yancey County Schools third grade students met the reading proficiency standards under North Carolina’s Read to Achieve program according to the Improve K-3 Literacy Accountability Measures Comprehensive Plan for Reading Achievement report.  In comparison, seventy-nine percent (79.2 percent or 91,919 students) of North Carolina (more)

School Health Advisory Council Set To Meet Nov. 25


The Yancey County School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) met this past week to evaluate last year’s activities and plan for future initiatives. Yancey County Schools’ SHAC is a state-mandated group that helps plan, update, implement, promote, and monitor student wellness policy as well as to address other health and nutrition issues within the school system. The council serves as (more)

Yancey Schools Awarded $1.3 Million for After School Programming


Yancey County Schools was recently notified that it had been awarded a four-year $1,360,000 grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. This funding will provide free afterschool programming at all eight district elementary and middle schools. The grant also (more)

Yancey Board of Education Meetings Set


The Yancey County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meetings for the 2014-15 school year as follows: (more)