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Policies Governing Mountain Youth School

Cherokee County Schools has specific policies in place to govern Mountain Youth School as an alternative school as recognized by the state of North Carolina. This means that in certain instances, delivery of classroom instruction, homework policies, and graduation requirements may differ from the overall policies of the traditional high schools in Cherokee County.

The three major policies governing alternative schools are provided as PDF documents available for download below. Most policies of interest are located in the 3000 and 4000 series. However, all Cherokee County Schools policies apply to Mountain Youth School students. For a detailed listing of all policies, please visit the CCS Policy page.

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction recognizes the need for alternative learning programs across the state. For details, visit the NC DPI webpage on Alternative Learning.

Mountain Youth School provides its students to 21st Century technology, including desktop computers and iPads. All students are required to adhere to the county technology policy and must have a signed Internet use agreement before they can use technology. For more about iPads, click here.

Mountain Youth School has zero tolerance policies for violence, bullying, weapons, drugs (including tobacco and alcohol), and truancy. These are strictly enforced by our school administration, faculty, and school resource officers.

For more information, please call the school at (828) 837-6775.