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Originally published: 2013-06-12 17:05:02
Last modified: 2013-06-12 17:05:02

ACS 2013 Blue Ridge Academy Graduation

On June 6, Avery County Schools’ Blue Ridge Academy hosted its first commencement graduation ceremony. Students, parents, school officials and community gathered at the YMCA Chapman Center to award students for completing high school graduation requirements.
The Blue Ridge Academy offers a nontraditional approach to education allowing students the flexibility needed to complete course requirements necessary for graduation. Blue Ridge Academy is located on the Avery Middle School campus and is lead by Principal Ricky Ward, Susan Gundersen and Dr. Kenneth Samuelson (teachers), Karen Tashner (counselor) and Grady C. Bailey (tutor). Students who attend the academy benefit from instruction offered in small group settings, mentoring and instruction for job skills training.