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Back to School Welcome Letter:
August 2021
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!

We are looking forward to a great year and hope all our NDA families are having a wonderful summer.

Below you will find a variety of useful information and links to navigate as needed. Please contact the office if you have any questions at 828.271.4521.

Senior Meningitis Vaccination
Beginning July 1, 2020, all students entering 12th grade are required to have a meningitis vaccine booster dose before the first day of school. Talk to your Health Care provider or contact the Buncombe County Health and Human Services immunization clinic at 828-250-5096 to schedule an appointment. Our school nurse can be reached at if you have any questions.

Free/Reduced Online Applications
Our Free/Reduced Meal Application has been updated for the new school year. Please visit the link to apply! This application must be completed if you would like to be considered for the state's Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT). This program helps families purchase food for children whose access to free or reduced-priced meals at school has been impacted by COVID-19. Additionally, North Carolina is expanding the P-EBT program to provide benefits to eligible children under 6 years old who are in households receiving Food and Nutrition Services (FNS). To be considered for this important program, please apply today!
Students may pick up a hard copy of their schedule beginning Wednesday, 7/28. PowerSchool will open August 9th. Schedule change requests can be made beginning August 2nd for the following reasons: 1. enrolled in a course already taken, 2. a prerequisite is needed, or 3. a course is needed for graduation. All other requests will be considered if possible but not guaranteed as the master schedule is built around course selections made during Spring registration. Use the Calendly link to schedule a time to discuss a schedule change request here

Yearbooks (2020-2021) can be picked up on campus any day Monday - Friday from 7:30-3pm.

Parking Passes can be purchased on campus any day Monday - Friday form 7:30-3pm.  See more information here:

School Supplies
Once students receive their schedules you can access teacher webpages to locate school supply needs for specific courses on teacher pages. These will be updated as needed once teachers return to school on Monday, August 16th.

Our PTSO will be sending out BIG GIVE information for the upcoming year to families soon! Please take a minute to follow the directions and link your rewards cards to support NDA students throughout the year as you make purchases at AMAZON, Publix, and Ingles. Be sure to re-link and/or confirm that your shopping cards are linked to NDA! It's an easy way to make much needed donations to our school.
>> Ingles: // School Code: 31198
>> Amazon Smile:
>> Publix: 
Interested in joining PTSO? See information here: 

We are excited to announce and WELCOME several new faculty members who will be joining our team this school year:

Mrs. Noelle Curry will be joining Mrs. Yeager in providing counseling services. Mrs. Curry brings a vast array of experience in college and career planning, and social and emotional adolescent growth working most recently at the high school level in Florida. Mrs. Yeager will serve Juniors and Seniors while Mrs. Curry will be our Freshman and Sophomore counselor. Ms. Jensen is completing her Administrator internship in Buncombe County.

Mr. Zachary Wooten will be teaching high school Math and PLTW courses, specifically POE. Mr. Wooten has been teaching in Buncombe County nearly 10 years in both the Computer Science and Mathematics curriculums. His background in engineering began at Clemson University as he then completed his degree in Mathematics at UNC- Asheville. Ms. Malloy is now an Assistant Principal in Buncombe County.

Mr. Craig Orange will be teaching PLTW courses, specifically IED. Mr. Orange will also supervise our Senior Internships. He brings an extensive background in Civil Engineering as he worked as a civil designer, project manager, and business owner before becoming a teacher in Buncombe County just a short time ago. Mr. Bachmeyer is now teaching oversees in Indonesia.

Mrs. Alysia Ross is our new Spanish Teacher. Mrs. Ross’ background is at both the high school and college levels for nearly 15 years. While a student in college, Mrs. Ross studied abroad in Mexico and served in the Peace Corp in Ecuador, South America before earning her master’s degree. Senora Hawkins has taken time away from teaching to stay home and care for her young family.

Ms. Danielle Parker is returning to NDA after working with NC State University’s Science House this past year. She will be leading our STEM initiatives and teaching Science courses, specifically Earth and Environmental Science, and in the future college level courses.

We will keep everyone posted of any updates and additional information.  Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Go Chargers!