Polk County Schools is a public school system in Western North Carolina serving approximately 2,600 students from prekindergarten through grade 12. Our seven schools, which include one virtual early college, one high school, one middle school and four elementary schools, are located in a small, mostly rural county in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
High school students may take Advanced-Placement English, science, history and math courses as well as earn additional college credits through numerous iSchool courses offered in conjunction with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. They may also participate in sports, clubs, music and drama. Polk County Schools opened its Virtual Early College in the fall of 2007 and, as a result, students can earn up to two years of college credits. Every school in the system has a fully equipped and staffed computer lab and media center.