We now live in a metropolitan area, but my 3 oldest children were all very happy at ACHS, Some math teachers are nationally trained, and the AP Calculus teacher is a tester for Texas Instruments. I was surprised to find such high caliber teachers in a very rural community. This school has an excellent ROTC, band, and state award winning yearbook, and BETA club. This school has an involved student body that supports the athletics and a top notch tennis coach. It offers a really good wildlife biology course and many career oriented programs (nursing etc). We now live in an area with a much higher rated school with a much larger budget, but we feel the quality of the ROTC, and math department and band program is superior at ACHS, We were also pleased with the administration. We really loved ACHS.
I have a daughter at the Ashe County High School, even though we live in a remote area, our school system continue to grow with excellent. The whole school system continues to improve every year with academics, sports, the quality of teacher hired. I appreciate all the hard work Mr. Bradley McNeil and his staff put into our school system. I strongly believe that when my child leaves for college she will be able to suceed. Thanks to all the hard work of each person in the school system.