The Back to School Festival (B2SF) was created to lift the heavy financial burden that back-to-school shopping creates for local families. When families are unable to afford supplies the responsibility often falls on faculty and staff and can leave the child feeling insecure or inadequate. We can make a difference!
Blowing Rock School is an elementary school with kindergarten through eighth grade. The current enrollment is 405 with approximately 60 staff members. Our school is located on Morris Street in the heart of the village. Our students consistently do well academically as evidenced in the school's recognition for two consecutive years as A North Carolina School of Excellence. Students also excel in athletics and arts through participation in community recreation programs and arts organizations.
CCC&TI Small Business Center (SBC), part of its Business Services Team, offers free workshops presented by leaders in Watauga County. Free business coaching helps to develop and sustain business success. New is Mobile Mentoring that provides business coaching, on-site assessments and resources.
The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University delivers transformational educational experiences that prepare and inspire students to be ethical, innovative and engaged business leaders who positively impact our community, both locally and globally.
The mission of the Watauga County Schools is to educate for productive citizenship and lifelong learning. There are nine schools with a total enrollment of 4,650 students. Our school system is one of the very few statewide where every school has been recognized for high achievement under the NC ABC's Report Card. All eight K-8 schools are Schools of Excellence, and Watauga High School is a School of Distinction.