Asheboro City Schools is the perfect size community school system—large enough to offer students and staff many opportunities, yet small enough to know each other well. We have approximately 4,600 students at five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. We also have a five-star pre-K program and an alternative learning center for students who need a special setting to learn.
Asheboro City Schools is the perfect size community school system—large enough to offer students and staff many opportunities, yet small enough to know each other well. We have approximately 4,600 students at five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. We are also home to a five-star, nationally-accredited Early Childhood Development Center. Our Board of Education believes in community schools and embraces the philosophy of small learning communities with a personal touch. As our five elementary schools feed into our two middle schools, each student becomes a Blue Comet with a great sense of school pride and enthusiasm. We are grateful for tremendous community support and are fortunate to have a community that sets high expectations for our schools and students.
Teaching in Asheboro City Schools (ACS) is unique for a variety of reasons. Our highly-qualified educators say they love serving with their colleagues because they have become their second family. We focus on supporting teachers through professional development and effective induction. The Beginning Teacher Support program includes mentoring and training for novice teachers and the Tuition Assistance Program supports veteran teachers who want to continue their personal and professional growth. We encourage and support candidates for National Board Certification and strive to empower others through our lead mentor program. Strong, effective, professional relationships are evident as emerging teachers and veteran educators work collaboratively in small school settings.
For close to a decade, ACS has offered the Teacher Leadership Academy to develop teacher leadership skills. The goals of the Teacher Leadership Academy include:
Last year’s cohort had an opportunity to study at Ocracoke Island through a partnership between ACS and the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT). ACS also partners with the Asheboro-Randolph Chamber of Commerce for programs such as the Summer Teacher Internship program and Principal for a Day. Our Chamber of Commerce is also key in securing local discounts for teachers through the Heart Our Teachers program.
Asheboro City Schools offers a local supplement of 6.5% bachelor degree teachers and 7.5% master's degree teachers.
Asheboro High School students have a number of early childhood development courses available at the high school’s main campus. In many cases, students enrolled in early childhood development programs also have the opportunity to job-shadow in elementary classrooms throughout the district. Additionally, we have a very strong partnership with Randolph Community College where students can explore many career options.
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