Buncombe County Early College
The brand new BCEC Debate Team participated in two debate tournaments this fall: first at Bob Jones University in October, and most recently at the Cougar Classic at Asheville High School on November 22.
Grant Hipps and Ashley Lilly placed in the top ten of Public Forum teams out of 42 participating teams from four states at the Cougar Classic Tournament.
In results recently released by The College Board, Buncombe County Schools’ (BCS) 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. The SAT composite score is comprised of three testing areas: Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing. For BCS, the individual testing results were: 520 for Critical Reading, 531 for Mathematics, and 492 in Writing.
On Friday 10/3 sixteen of Tim Arnold's year fives went to Johnston Elementary School to work with Lisa Reagan's third grade class on a project. Fifth year's created a pamphlet focusing on ways to be active and engaged citizens in my civics class. Then they helped Lisa's third grade class design one focusing on how to be an active and engaged citizen in your classroom, school, and community. The project went very well with 16 pamphlets completed and many new friends made.
Buncombe County Schools' Graduation Initiative will again be offering the Twilight School program for high school students to earn new credits or recover credits in the evening. Any student who has failed a course and needs to repeat it or any student who needs a new course to get back on track for graduation may apply.
BCS Middle and High School students will have the opportunity to earn credit for high school courses. It is an opportunity for an individual student who has an exceptional mastery of course content and who wishes to earn credit and move on into something more meaningful or challenging.
This opportunity is part of the district’s Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES) agreement and will provide students with a tool for learning at home using the most current, universally accepted platforms in the marketplace today.