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.