Alternative Education Center

Skip to main content
Mobile Menu
Graduation 6/11 at McDowell Tech in the auditorium. Graduation will start at 1:00 p.m. Dessert reception to follow graduation.

Prom 2016!

Prom 2016!

Principal's Message

Graduation, 6/11/2016 at 1:00 p.m., in the auditorium at McDowell Tech. There will be a dessert reception immediately following graduation. 

News & Announcements

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.


Graduation is June 11 at McDowell Tech. Community College at 1:00.

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!


Look under "About Us">>"Photo Albums" to see our school in action.

Show All »


Events Photo
Students! Hat Day Friday!
Date: 5/27/2016
Students! Hat Day Friday!
Date: 6/3/2016
MANNA Food Pantry
Date: 6/9/2016, 3:30 PM 5 PM
Students! Hat Day Friday!
Date: 6/10/2016
Students! Hat Day Friday!
Date: 6/17/2016