College and Career Readiness
Students at Buncombe County Early College enrolled in a college science course.

Dreams can never be too big. Here at Buncombe County Schools, we want to provide a space with answers and resources for you to learn how your student is being prepared to be College and Career Ready. Whatever your dreams are for your child, we are here to help you as you support them. Our focus is on educating the whole child.

We recognize that our parents are caring adults who are invested in their student’s education and we value our partnerships with our students' families. Guiding your child along their educational path and making big next-step decisions can be overwhelming. We share your desire for your child to be ready with the necessary skills for that next step in life.

Buncombe County Schools prepares students to take that next step whether it's on a job site, in a career-training program, enrolled at a local community college or a larger university setting. We are committed to developing college- and career-ready graduates who are prepared for enrollment, enlistment, ​​or employment in an ever-changing global society.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I start?
As much as our school counselors  would like to sit down one on one with every parent, not every parent is able to make an appointment time to come in. The College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) has some wonderful tools for parents to utilize from home or work that can help families and students learn how to Plan, Apply, and Pay for college.

What if my child wants to go to a college outside of NC?
The CollegeBoard For Parents & Guardians website has wonderful tools designed to help parents and guardians support their students. There are Parent Action Plans by grade level, College Planning Tips, and a section on how to start planning your finances for college.

There is a lot of information out there and it sometimes gets confusing. Are there any simple, step-by-step lists to follow? 
CFNC, CollegeBoard Big Future, and ACT all have wonderful parent pages filled with step-by-step guidelines and suggestions to help you navigate the world of college and career exploration and college and scholarship applications. 

Who do I contact at my child's school for more information?

To get to the school counseling or student services webpage at your child's school you can use the For More Information tab to the left, or click here.
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