Join Now!! The purpose of the Battle of the Books program is to encourage reading by all students at the middle school level. Students, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints by prominent authors in the area of young adult literature. The game format creates interest and excitement in reading. Through the fun and excitement of the competition, students improve reading skills, mature in their choices of reading materials, and acquire a broader knowledge base. Even during the height of the competition, students and coaches should remember that the goal is to READ, not necessarily to win!
In results recently released by The College Board, Buncombe County Schools’ Class of 2014 boasted an SAT composite score of 1543, which is 60 points higher than the North Carolina average and 46 points higher than the National average.
Regular meetings of the Buncombe County Board of Education are videotaped and archived on the BCS District website, usually available to watch the following day. They will also be shown during the following month on Education Cable Channel 188 on Charter Cable.