Open House Information

Students who are not currently enrolled in a Buncombe County School are welcome to join any Open House night noted below. Please keep in mind that applicants must be in their 8th grade year and must reside in one of the six Buncombe County School Districts (not the Asheville City School District).

Open Houses for Prospective Families

Times: 6-7:30pm

Dates: February 15th, February 29th and March 21st

School Tours for prospective families of current 8th grade students will occur beginning at 8:45am on the days listed below. Please sign in at the main office upon arrival. Dates are as follows:

Week 1 - February 1st

Week 2 - February 6th, 7th, and 8th

Week 3 - February 12th, 13th, and 14th

Week 4 - February 20th, 21st, and 22nd

Week 5 - February 29th

Week 6 - March 4th and 7th

Week 7 - March 15th

Applications are due by midnight Friday, March 29th

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