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.
8th grade classes will be visiting Early College or Early College Staff will be visiting 8th graders to share information about our program and about applying. We will also be hosting Family Information Nights at all district middle schools for students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) to get more information about Early College.
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.
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.