Good Afternoon PEP Families. This is Assistant Principal Jason Rollins. This Friday, March 24th is an Early Release Day. Students will be dismissed at 12:30. It isn't too late to order your PEP yearbook. The price is now $28.00 dollars. For more information on how to purchase a yearbook, please visit our website. Attention all high school parents and guardians. PEP Prom is on April 28th. You should have received information from your child's teacher about prom. If you did not, please reach out to your child's teacher now. Thank you! I hope you have a great rest of the day.
12 days ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Good Afternoon PEP Families! This is Assistant Principal Jason Rollins. This Friday, March 10th is an Optional Teacher Workday. There will be NO school for students. March 15th is the last day to purchase PEP yearbooks at the discounted price of 22.00 dollars. All Physical and Medical information that is needed in order to participate in Special Olympics are due by April 15. Please see your child's teacher for more information. Finally, we want to recognize our outstanding School Social Worker, Mrs. Morgan Fox! This is National School Social Worker week and we couldn't be more lucky to have Mrs. Fox at PEP! I hope you all have a great rest of the day!
25 days ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Buncombe County Schools is hosting an Educator Career Fair on Saturday, March 4, 2023, from 9 am - 12 pm. Location: 175 Bingham Road - Asheville, NC - Use entrance B. We are hiring Elementary, Intermediate, Middle, and High School Teachers for the 2023-24 school year and we want to meet you! Register at https://bit.ly/BCScareers. We look forward to seeing you soon!
about 1 month ago, BCS Communications
All Buncombe County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay for students tomorrow, January 13.
2 months ago, Buncombe County Schools
This is just a friendly reminder that Monday, January 16 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and that school will be closed in observance of that holiday. January 24 is a Designated Early Release Day. On January 25, school will be closed for a Designated Teacher Workday.
3 months ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Happy Holidays from all of us at Progressive Education Program. Please remember that school is closed from December 19-December 30, 2022! Students and staff return on Monday, January 2, 2023!
3 months ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
We're thankful for our students, teachers, families, and staff who make our schools shine every day! May you have a safe and restful Thanksgiving holiday. 🦃🍊🍁🍂❤️
4 months ago, Buncombe County Schools
Happy Thanksgiving with wood and leaves in the background.
Happy Thanksgiving from our PEP family! We are thankful for our students, peer tutors, faculty, staff, parents, and our community. We also want to give special thanks to the T.C. Roberson Baseball team for providing Thanksgiving Dinner to almost 30 PEP families! Remember, there is no school for the rest of this week. Students return to school on Monday, November 28! https://pep.buncombeschools.org/o/pep/article/918260
4 months ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
T.C. Roberson Baseball Team
Just a friendly reminder that next Tuesday, November 8 is an Optional Teacher Workday and next Friday, November 11 is Veterans Day.
5 months ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Congratulations to Ms. Kelly Holland, our Blended Arts Teacher, who has won a Buncombe County Schools Foundation Innovative Grant for her classroom to help with continued access to adapted materials for students in her class. These adapted materials will allow our students to physically access art materials! Thank you for all that you do for our students and our school. #PEP #BCS #GoRAMS #PROGRESSIVEEDUCATIONPROGRAM
5 months ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Ms. Holland
Congratulations to Ms. Katie Straub who has won a Buncombe County Schools Foundation Innovative Grant for her classroom to help with continued access to adapted technology for her students! Thank you for all that you do for our students and our school. #PEP #BCS #GoRAMS #PROGRESSIVEEDUCATIONPROGRAM
6 months ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Ms. Straub
Down Syndrome Awareness tees are available and just in time for October, which is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Please follow this link, Down Syndrome Awareness Month to purchase a groovy tee today! All proceeds will benefit the Progressive Education Program PTO. https://www.customink.com/fundraising/down-syndrome-awareness-month-9819?utm_campaign=desktop-post-launch-v3&utm_content=down-syndrome-awareness-month-9819&utm_medium=social&utm_source=copy-link
6 months ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Please support our school and show school spirit at the same time! Our PEP School Store opens on September 12 and runs through, September 26! Please help us spread the word to our families and community friends!

Shop the PEP 2022 Decorated Store!

Hurry, shops closes 09/26/2022.

7 months ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
We want to say THANK YOU to our teachers, staff, parents, and most importantly to our students for an amazing first week of school! Please remember, there is no school on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022. Check out these photos of Mr. Jacob Pace's class which celebrated the end of the first week of school.
7 months ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Mr. Pace's Class
Mr. Pace's Class
Mr. Pace's Class
Mr. Pace's Class
We are so excited to welcome our students back to school on Monday, August 29. Please remember to return all beginning of the year health related forms to your child's teacher or let your child's teacher know if you need a new packet. Please know that traffic will be heavy in and around our school and that our bus schedules may be impacted!
7 months ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Welcome Back
Free/Reduced Meal Applications for the new school year are available now! You may apply online >>> https://bit.ly/3QaVJHm This important program ensures all of our students have access to healthy lunches during the school day without accruing large cafeteria balances. This program is confidential and registration is easy! This year, children who qualify for this program will not be responsible for any of the cost of the lunch. This year, universal free lunch is no longer available at the majority of our schools as we continue with COVID recovery. Paper applications will be given out on the first day of school. Please take a few minutes to fill out a free and reduced meal application today, even if you aren’t sure if you will qualify. If you have questions or need assistance please call 828-255-5927. Please note that all schools will still serve breakfast to students at no cost next year!
8 months ago, BCS Communications
Free and Reduced Meals!
Attention, Parents: If you have already moved or have plans to move this summer and will switch schools, please plan on enrolling your child in their new school as soon as possible! This includes those remaining in Buncombe County Schools and those leaving the area. Our schools have begun sending out important information for the new school year, and if you aren’t enrolled in the correct school, you’ll miss these messages. Not sure which is or will be your community school? Click buncombeschools.org/findmyschool to connect with your new Buncombe County School. We look forward to welcoming your child to school!
8 months ago, BCS Communications
Attention Parents
Scheduling routine health check-ups and routine immunizations took a backseat during the pandemic. Now is the time to get back on track with routine care which includes being up-to-date on the vaccines. North Carolina's student immunization schedule includes vaccines such as polio and measles, mumps, rubella (MMR). Kindergarten, seventh, and twelfth graders require certain vaccines that can be found here>>> https://immunization.dph.ncdhhs.gov/schools/k-12.htm Make an appointment with your health care provider to get back on track today. Don’t have a health care provider? Buncombe County Health and Human Services can help. Visit buncombecounty.org/immunize for more information on their walk-in hours and appointment scheduling.
8 months ago, BCS Communications
Immunization Promo
On a sunny day in July, the students of Progressive Education Program’s (PEP) Summer Academy had a special visitor for a hands-on experience. Brad Saul is a Park Ranger here in Western North Carolina. He brought his knowledge of animals, along with fur and turtle shells to the visit. Students had the opportunity to see, feel, and explore the different kinds of animals that call our area home. “Having these animals on the Blue Ridge Parkway is paramount for our ecosystem,” said Mr. Saul. “I wanted to educate the staff and students about why it’s important to take care of these animals. It’s key that everyone knows about the conservation aspect, and why we need to preserve the species living here.” The students and staff enjoyed their visit with Mr. Saul. More learning awaits the students of the Summer Academy at PEP. #BCS #WeAreBCS #BCSadvantage #the828 #828isGreat #WNC #AVLtoday #Asheville #AVL #AshevilleMoms #PublicSchoolProud #NCPublicSchools #EveryoneIsWelcome
9 months ago, Breanna Hensley
Student rubbing fox fur from a Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger
Students rubbing fox fur from Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger
Students rubbing fox fur from Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger
Students rubbing fox fur from Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger
Happy Fourth of July from Buncombe County Schools! 💥 🇺🇸 #BCS #WeAreBCS #BCSadvantage #AVL #Asheville #828isgreat #the828 #WNC #publicschools #NCpublicschools #AVLtoday #AVLnews #Buncombe #BuncombeCounty
9 months ago, Buncombe County Schools
Happy Fourth of July from Buncombe County Schools!