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Strong Schools NC - Public Health Toolkit

Recognizing the growing harms to children who are out of school and relying solely on remote instruction, including negative impacts on academic and mental health and food insecurity, the StrongSchools Toolkit, the NCDHHS-required COVID-19 guidance for all NC public school units, including traditional public schools and charter schools, was updated on August 10, 2021.
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Macon Virtual Academy Application Period is now OPEN

Macon Virtual Academy Application Period is now OPEN The Application Period is now open for the K-8th grade Macon Virtual Academy starting Fall 2021. Applications are due April 23rd and can be found HERE along with information about the format, expectations, and frequently asked questions for this exciting new learning opportunity.
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Mission Statement

Provide an education that leads to productive citizenship and lifelong learning
Located in the scenic southwestern part of the state, Macon County is one of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina. Our county is home to approximately 32,395 full-time residents, and our public schools serve almost 4,400 students. There are eleven schools in the Macon County Schools system.  There are four elementary schools, one intermediate, one middle, and one high school located within an eight-mile radius of Franklin, the county seat.  There are two k-12 schools, one in Nantahala and one in Highlands. Union Academy is a 7-12 school and we have one early college high school. All eleven schools are accredited by the North Carolina State Board of Education.