Virtual Open House Dates

Virtual Open Houses will be via Zoom at 6pm as follows:

Cane Creek 2/11
Enka 2/16
Reynolds 2/18
Owen 3/2
Valley Springs 3/4
North Buncombe 3/9
Erwin 3/11

Students who are not currently enrolled in a Buncombe County School are welcome to join any district parent Zoom session noted above. Please keep in mind that applicants must be in his/her 8th grade year and must reside in one of the six Buncombe County School Districts (not the Asheville City School District).

Open House Nights have ended for the 2021-2022 school year.  Please see the link below to access the google slides from parent nights.
Parent Night Slides

* In-person tours can be requested by contacting the school now through the month of  March. We will do our best to accommodate during this time but will only be able to give tours outside the hours of in-person learning due to COVID.

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