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The attendance policy has changed!!!! Students in middle school must be present at least seventy-five percent (75%) of the school’s instructional day to be recorded present for that day. Students in high school must be present at least seventy-five percent (75%) of the class period to be recorded present for that class period.

Sugar Hill Clean-up!

Mountain Biking Club

Mountain Biking Club

Mountain Biking Club

Principal's Message

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. We serve students in grades 8-12, with the majority of our population being high school students (grades 9-12).  We are a small school, about 100 students. We are alternative to a tradition large school and believe in an individualized approach to education. 
 
The climate is orderly, safe, and conducive to teaching and learning. A unique aspect of the Alternative Education Center is our small class size (1:15 teacher pupil ratio in all classes). 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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New Attendance Information

Our attendance policy has changed.


Middle school students must be must be present at least seventy-five percent (75%) of the school’s instructional day to be recorded present for that day.

High school students must be present at least seventy-five
percent (75%) of the class period to be recorded present for that class period.


In addition, a high school student absent more than six (6) times in the same class period in a semester shall not receive credit for that class. However, the student must continue in the class
with appropriate behavior and must complete required work. Students who lose
credit for absences but who are passing the course(s) may make up the credit by
attending the after school enrichment sessions or the summer school enrichment classes.






If you have any questions about attendance, do not hesitate to ask any of our staff!

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.

Victory at the Cardboard Boat Regatta!

The AEC was victorious at the 2nd annual Cardboard Boat Regatta. Our students worked together and created amazing boats with only cardboard and duct tape. The boats were creative and colorful.

Soapbox Derby!!!!

The AEC participated in the first ever McDowell County soapbox derby race! HUGE congratulations to The Three Amigos (our middle school team) for earning "first runner up" status. This event showed the power of team work!

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