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Located midway between the peaceful Blue Ridge Mountains and the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic, the Alamance-Burlington School System (ABSS) serves close to 23,000 students.

  • School District
  • Burlington, NC

Alamance-Burlington School System by the numbers

  • 1,900

    Dedicated Teachers

  • 22,850

    Engaged Learners

About Alamance-Burlington School System

  • About

    Located midway between the peaceful Blue Ridge Mountains and the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic, Alamance-Burlington School System (ABSS) is driven by a community-developed vision for public education in which all students are empowered and equipped with knowledge, skills and acumen necessary for personal and economic successfor themselves and our community.

     As a school system, we believe in learners and the power of learning to transform both individuals and communities. Serving approximately 22,850 students in 36 schools, we are the first educational choice for an overwhelming majority of families in our community. Offering a wide variety of learning opportunities, our goal is to ensure our graduates are preparedfor further education, work and citizenship. We offer a variety of specialty programs that includes language immersion, arts-integrated curriculum and student leadership models. We provide academic preparation for continued learning at the college or university level, including early college and International Baccalaureate study, as well as career-specific training and certification. We are committed to helping students find their paths.

    Our community is our strengthwhether classroom, school or the greater communitywe are uniquely positioned to produce positive outcomes for all of our students. 

  • For Teachers

    Alamance-Burlington School System (ABSS) teachers have the opportunity to participate in the district’s annual Teaching and Learning Symposium. The symposium focuses on designing personalized learning environments for every student. Through this strategic professional learning experience, school teams, led by the principal, come together to engage in professional learning aligned to the district’s Personalized Learning Model M.I.N.E. (Modern, Innovative, Nurturing, Education). The model is grounded in evidence-based instructional practices and designed to significantly improve student outcomes.

    Teachers also have the opportunity to apply to the Teacher Leadership Academy, a community partnership between the Alamance-Burlington School System, Impact Alamance, the Alamance County Chamber of Commerce, Elon University and Alamance Community College. Each of the partners has worked to ensure this professional development opportunity is robust and meaningful. Each year, approximately 50 candidates are chosen for the academy through a competitive selection process. The purpose of the Teacher Leadership Academy is to further the Alamance-Burlington School System’s strategic goals of recognizing and developing emerging teacher leaders. During this nine-month program, candidates spend full days visiting locations throughout Alamance County to learn about the key tenets of the ABSS strategic plan. The sessions demonstrate how local business and industry implement these strategies, and how the same strategies can be applied directly to classroom learning for improved student outcomes.

  • Salary, Compensation & Benefits

    We are actively recruiting teachers to join our team! Our roles may vary, but one thing is always the same—our shared passion to have a meaningful impact on the lives of our students in the community we serve. While our team members come from different backgrounds, we all came here for the same reasons, and if you ask around, it’s also why we stay.

    • Comprehensive benefits package
    • Competitive local supplement starting at 9.75%
    • Strong university and community college partnerships
    • Excellent community support for educators
    • Comprehensive beginning teacher support
  • Support for New Teachers

    Great teachers come from backgrounds that bring different experiences and knowledge into classrooms to benefit students. Recognizing that beginning educators often face tremendous challenges at the start of their careers, Alamance-Burlington School System (ABSS) has designed a Beginning Teacher Program to support educators new to our team. By coupling our Beginning Teacher Support Program with the ongoing support provided by school-based and learning community leadership, ABSS works to ensure that beginning educators will gain accelerated success and effectiveness, as well as greater self-confidence during the first years of their new career.

    Our goal is to recruit, retain and support new teachers to the Alamance-Burlington School System to become effective instructional leaders within their classroom and school community. In addition to providing district-level support, beginning teachers also receive individualized support from lead mentors and mentors at their schools.


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