AHS Activities

Activities at Avery County High School

Student engagement in extra curricular activities helps to develop social and leadership skills while enriching the school experience.
Below you will find a list and description of activities available at Avery County High School.




To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.

ACHIEVEMENT - Recognizing and honoring high academic achievement
CHARACTER - Preparing young people for life and empowering them to be successful
LEADERSHIP - Developing the leaders of tomorrow
SERVICE - Demonstrating our motto: Let Us Lead by Serving Others

Contact: Penny Ward


Drama Club

The ACHS Drama Club puts on a performance each fall and spring. All students are welcome to try out for a part or help behind the scenes.

Coleman Bailey
RM 110

FFA (Future Farmers of America)

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve!

Gretchen Blackburn
RM 400

Dewayne Krege
RM 402


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Environmental Club

Contact: Eddie Clark


FCA / UIC (Fellowship of Christian Athletes - United in Christ)

Avery FCA/UIC strives see the word transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of students.  We are a Christian-based, student led club.  
We meet each Tuesday in the mini-theater during lunch.

Tina Hughes
RM 200

Nick Daniels
RM 403


Key Club

Contact: Eddie Clark

Link Crew

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Contact: Coleman Bailey

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Mountain Alliance (Avery)

College Tour Trip with Mountain Alliance

Mountain Alliance provides transformative experiences and support to all Avery and Watauga teenagers, regardless of means or background. Through volunteer service, challenging outdoor adventure, cultural outings, after school academic support and mentorship, we strive to unlock the leadership potential present in every teen. 

Mountain Alliance has 4 Core Programs

Adventure activities challenge and empower students to identify and value their personal strengths, and the strengths of others. Adventure activities are designed to shape the confidence of the individual and provide youth with an opportunity to challenge themselves in a supportive and safe environment. Students will learn to overcome obstacles, embrace adversity, and cultivate leadership skills.

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Service - Through service outings students gain a sense of perspective, understanding and concern for those around them, and a new appreciation for the betterment of the community while gaining insight into social and environmental issues. Students will learn to see the impact their actions and decisions have upon themselves and others - a crucial awareness in developing the character of tomorrow’s leaders.

Cultural - Cultural experiences and outings enrich the lives of students through experience and hands on learning. 

School's Out - Need a place to relax after school?  Drop by the "School's Out" program in either the Avery High or Watauga High Library. Open Monday through Thursday until 6pm. No need to register, just come by anytime before 6. This is a great place to do homework, work on projects, get some help with school work, find a tutor, play ping pong, or just chill. We provide free snacks, free school supplies, and assistance with school work available every day. 

  • School's Out is free to any high school aged student in Avery County. 

  • Open Monday - Thursday, from when school ends until 6pm. Program is hosted in the Avery High Media Center. 

  • Students can come by at any point and for any length of time until 6pm. 

  • Academic support. School's Out is a great place to work on homework or projects or get some help with school work. We can also help coordinate a tutor in many cases. 

  • Relax: Nothing you want to work on? Feel free to relax, play ping pong, etc. 

  • Free snacks, free school supplies.


    Brittany Starbuck
    RM 333



Contact: SMG Jason Coleman

JROTC Rifle Team

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Contact: SMG Jason Coleman




Student Council

Student Council is a group of students representing each grade elected by their peers to assist in planning school policy, organizing and leading school events and activities, and advocating for issues and interests that directly concern students.  
Student council meets every Friday in Room 219 
Student Body President - Carrie Ulery
Student Body Vice-President - Cassie Bailey

Shelby Barrier Cody Laws
RM 113 RM 219
shelbybarrier@averyschools.net codylaws@averyschools.net

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Sheriff Explorers

Contact Tim Winters SRO

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Spanish Club

Meredith Perez
RM 202

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Teacher Cadet

Students interested in becoming educators can get experience working in elementary, middle and high school classrooms through the teacher cadet program.

Missy Lyons
RM 118

Skills USA

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SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.

Mark Parlier
RM 410

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Upward Bound

Contact Kim Grater

Young Life

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