Tours/Parent Nights/Open House Dates

TOURS (please read carefully)

If your child is a current 8th grader in one of our 7 district Buncombe County Middle Schools, please check with your middle school for the date and time of his/her tour.

If you live in one of the 6 Buncombe County Districts but do NOT attend one of our 7 district middle schools your current 8th grader may choose from one of the following dates.  You will need to arrive a few minutes early and check-in at the front office.  You will be put into a tour group with our local middle schools students.  Tours last approximately 1 hour:

Friday, February 2nd at 8:30am
Monday, February 5th at 9:45am
Tuesday, February 6th at 9:45am
Thursday, February 8th at 9:45am
Monday, February 19th at 8:30am
Monday, February 26th at 8:30am
Wednesday, February 28th at 8:30am
Tuesday, March 13th at 9:30am
Wednesday, March 14th at 9:30am
Thursday, March 15th at 9:30am

PARENT NIGHTS AT LOCAL MIDDLE SCHOOLS
The following dates will be formal presentations AT our 7 district middle schools.  All presentations start at 6pm.

Location: Date:
AC Reynolds Middle February 5th
Valley Springs Middle February 8th
Enka Middle February 13th
Owen Middle February 21st
Erwin Middle March 1st
Cane Creek Middle March 8th
N Buncombe Middle March 26th

 
OPEN HOUSE DATES
The following dates will be an informal (drop-in) open house for interested parents/students to see our school and meet our teachers. 

Tuesday, March 27th and Thursday, March 29th
6pm-7pm
 

What makes this school different? 
The focus on science, technology, engineering and math; the involvement and support of local business and industry to drive economic development; and the presence of college and university connections; makes this school different from our traditional schools. 
 
Who is eligible to attend? 
Students from any of our six attendance districts in Buncombe County Schools can apply. Each year, a maximum of 100 ninth grade students will be selected to attend through an application and lottery process based on selection criteria.  Those who are not selected will be placed on a waiting list.
 
Why is the new school centered on STEM? 
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics help prepare students for a variety of careers. STEM education prepares all students with flexible and adaptable competence in math, science and technology as well as the ability to design and communication solutions to real world problems.
 
How do I know if this school is a good fit for my child? 
Students who would like a personalized learning experience with extensive hands-on learning will be excited by this new school. The focus on science, technology, engineering, and math will help prepare students for a challenging world. Students will acquire skills through this school that will serve them well in college, careers and life.
 
FAQ text taken from North East Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience out of the Farm Bureau NC Summer 2013 Magazine. The NWRS of Biotech and Agriscience is part of the New Schools Network
 
 
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