McDowell County Schools will be closed for students today, March 7th. It will be an optional workday for teachers. Staff may report on a two hour delay.
The TEACHH Autism Workshop will be cancelled. The workshop will be rescheduled at a later date.
Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year, Marie Warlick!
Ms. Warlick started working at the AEC in 2006-2007. She teaches Eng. I, II, III, and creative writing. She enjoys reading, playing football, riding bikes, hiking, camping, and watching NFL football on TV while drinking a cold, glass bottled Cheerwine and eating popcorn. Her favorite movies include all Harry Potter movies, The Help, and Fried Green Tomatoes, but none of the movies are as good as the book versions. Her motto is, “Different doesn’t mean bad or wrong; it just means DIFFERENT.”
ALC instructor Chris Coney first thought of starting the club when a friend who leads Trips for Kids WNC approached him about the bike donation."
The nonprofit recently donated five bikes to the school’s new Mountain Bike Club, which aims to help kids learn more about the great outdoors and explore a new form of exercise.
Full article in the McDowell News.
GEAR UP in McDowell County Schools is a program that helps students Gain Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Progams. During the 2013-2014 school year GEAR UP will serve 7th, 8th, and 12th grade students.
Please remember school starts at 8:15. If you arrive after 8:15 you will be marked tardy and three tardies equals and unexcused absence.
Donations of tissues, cleaning wipes, and hand sanitizer is always appreciated!
The first day of school is Monday, August 26. Welcome back!!!!!!
Providing small class sizes and caring hearts, we seek to guide students through the ashes of life's difficulties and watch as they soar above circumstances. Students come from a variety of backgrounds but all with the same shared goal, "To make wise life decisions and attain a quality education complete with meeting our fullest academic potential."
In Phoenix Acdademy, students feel like they matter and staff strives to treat them as the adult citizens of our society they soon will become.
Students enter LEAP as 9th graders via an application and interview process. High emphasis is placed on the students' committment to catch up academically and enter a high school environment. After a successful year in the LEAP Academy students will be promoted to the 10th grade. The staff of LEAP focuses its attention on meeting the requirements for high school graduation and the transition into a high school environment.
Students enter our school for a variety of reasons, one of which is the atmosphere a small school affords. Here, students have the chance to turn life around academically and behaviorally as we endeavor to foster their abilities and maximize their potential. Our mission is to graduate competent young adults who are ready to enter the workforce or a 2 year college program. We challenge our students to succeed through wise choices and forward thinking!