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Principal's Message

Welcome to fall! The end of the first nine weeks is almost upon us. We have many exciting events taking place in the month of October: the homecoming parade, picture day, safety day, a field trip to UNCA, and seniors will be ordering their CAP and GOWN for graduation!!!!!!  Stay tuned to our website for up-to-date announcements.  

News & Announcements

Picture Day!!!!

On 10/19 Lifetouch will be on campus to take our students pictures. In addition on 10/19, seniors will have an opportunity to get their senior photos taken. Please see Ms. Widmann if you have any questions.

UNCA field trip

Seniors will be taking a field trip to UNCA on 10/15. We will depart from McDowell High School at 8:00 a.m. and we will return at 3:00 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please return your permission slip.

The AEC Vision

At the Alternative Education Center, we envision a partnership between home, school, and the community where each is an active participant in the academic and emotional growth of students. The climate is orderly, safe, and conducive to teaching and learning. The atmosphere fosters respect along with a spirit of understanding, tolerance, and friendship. The environment allows each individual to develop physically, mentally, morally, and socially.

We believe there are no limits to learning. We have high expectations and truly believe that the dignity and worth of the individual demands quality and equity.

We envision learners who can come to see education as increasing their own choices, building bridges to new opportunities, and improving the quality of their lives. With the help of parents and a concerned public, we are proud to accept the responsibility of helping all of our students recognize their potential.

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Events Photo
Students! Hat Day Friday!
Date: 10/9/2015
Senior UNCA field trip- Meet at McDowell High School
Date: 10/15/2015, 7 AM 8 PM
Location: UNCA
MANNA Food Pantry
Date: 10/15/2015, 3:30 PM 5 PM
Students! Hat Day Friday!
Date: 10/16/2015
Student Pictures
Date: 10/19/2015