High School Curriculum Overview

Upon completion of their 8th grade year, all Buncombe County Schools students develop a four-year educational plan to fulfill the requirements for graduation from high school. Each student must select one of the following courses of study to follow:
  • Career Prep
  • College Tech Prep
  • College/University Prep
  • Occupational
In addition, it is highly encouraged that students select one of the following career pathways:
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources Technology
  • Biological and Chemical Technologies
  • Business Technologies
  • Commercial and Artistic Production Technologies
  • Construction Technologies
  • Engineering Technologies
  • Health Sciences
  • Industrial Technologies
  • Public Service Technologies
  • Transportation Systems Technologies

This high school curriculum is offered through a variety of instructional settings:
  • Comprehensive high schools in each district
  • Career Education Center
  • Virtual High School courses
  • Buncombe Community-East
  • Distance Learning
  • Afternoon College
  • Huskins courses
  • Buncombe County Early College
Buncombe County High Schools offer a wide range of electives to our students, including cultural arts, career and technical education, foreign languages, health and physical education and ROTC. These electives allow students to explore a variety of educational opportunities and enrich their overall education.
Buncombe County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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