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Due to Inclement weather coming in this afternoon, Avery County Schools will dismiss at 1:30 for Newland Elementary and 2:00 pm for all other schools.

The Avery County Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held at Avery County High School.

  • We have been made aware of an email scam being sent to local businesses falsely claiming to be in partnership with Avery County High School asking for sponsorships. Please read our post on Facebook for more information and contact us before making any sponsorship deals to verify legitimacy.

  • Support Caring for the Coast aid efforts:
    Effective immediately, the Avery County Schools will begin collecting non-perishable items (water, canned food, etc.) to be sent to those impacted by Hurricane Florence on the coast of North Carolina.  Donations can be made at any of our schools or at the central office.  Individual schools will also be sponsoring various events to assist in this endeavor.  Donations will be accepted from now until October 12th.  Thank you in advance for helping us help those in need. (Click here to view a flyer in PDF)

  • Be sure to read the new Welcome Letter from The Superintendent

  • Please take a moment to read about an important upcoming event, the Avery State of the Child Forum.


Superintendent's Letter to Parents

2018-2019 School Year

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your family.  It is an honor and a privilege to serve the young people of Avery County.  We are committed to providing students and families the best educational experience possible.  You and your family are very important to our school district, and we encourage you to be an advocate for education and the Avery County Schools.  

I hope you take an active role in your child’s education by visiting their school and by taking part in the many opportunities you have to serve, such as becoming a volunteer or joining the PTA.  Please know you are always welcome in our schools.

If you have questions or concerns regarding your child or their education, please feel free to contact my office at 828-733-6006 or via email at bryantaylor@averyschools.net.  Our central office staff and I are always available to assist you.

Thank you again for allowing the Avery County Schools to serve you and your family.  


Bryan W. Taylor, Ed.D.