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.