REMINDER: The last day of school, Monday 6/10/24, will be an early dismissal day. Thanks for a great year!
10 days ago, Buncombe County Schools
Congratulations, Class of 2024! Get a sneak preview of the graduation photo gallery. More pictures coming soon!
11 days ago, Buncombe County Schools
PEP graduate holding diploma
PEP graduate with decorated cap
PEP graduate with mother
PEP graduate poses outside with family
PEP graduate poses outside
REMINDER: Wednesday 5/15 is an early dismissal day.
about 1 month ago, Buncombe County Schools
REMINDER: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 is an early dismissal day.
about 1 month ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
PEP Logo
We had an amazing day celebrating the achievements of our Special Olympics athletes! See more photos in the "news" section.
about 1 month ago, BCS Communications
student in wheelchair throwing tennis balls
student running track with help from other students
student in a tunnel
Student lighting the olympic flame
REMINDER: Tuesday 4/23 is an early dismissal day.
about 2 months ago, Ken Ulmer - BCS Communications
REMINDER: Friday 3/29/24 is an early dismissal day for students. Have a safe and peaceful Spring Break!
3 months ago, Buncombe County Schools
Safe Science: See what you should know about the 4/8 eclipse at
3 months ago, Ken Ulmer - BCS Communications
Student using safe solar viewers to look into the sky during a partial solar eclipse
Our students had a blast at the Southern Conference Education Days at Harrah's Cherokee Center - Asheville! Students enjoyed a morning of high-energy basketball fun, and found inspiration in talented college athletes, musicians, and performers! Special thanks to the Regional Sports Commission, Harrah's, and the Southern Conference for making these rewarding days possible! Check the BCS Facebook for more photos!
3 months ago, BCS Communications
Students cheering at the SOCON game.
Students cheering at the SOCON game.
Teacher cheering at the SOCON game.
Student cheering at the SOCON.
How much screen time is enough? All BCS families are invited to a special screening of SCREENAGERS, March 28 at 6pm in the NBMS theater. Admission is free.
3 months ago, Buncombe County Schools
Tuesday, March 5, is an Optional Teacher Workday due to the North Carolina Primary Elections occurring and using parts of the school.
3 months ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
We hope everyone is having a great Holiday weekend! This is just a friendly reminder that our retake picture day will be this Thursday, January 18. Parents, please see your email for additional information. Staff, please plan on taking your picture on Thursday for our yearbook!
5 months ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
The last day for students and staff will be Tuesday, December 19! Holiday Break will be from December 20-January 2, 2024! January 2 is an Optional Teacher Workday for teachers. Students return on January 3, 2024!
6 months ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Please use the link below to read the 2023 North Carolina School Report Cards. "The NC School Report Cards website contains snapshots of information about our schools, including the school performance grade, students’ academic growth, how prepared our students are when they enter a school, and a number of other measures as well," said NC Superintendent Catherine Truitt. "These resources are readily available for you and allow transparency into aspects like spending as well as school performance. Although this information is important to know, we know it doesn’t tell the complete story. It doesn’t show the hard work our educators pour in each day for their students and schools and it doesn’t show the spirit of the school itself. No data will be able to show the dedication of our educators nor will it show the extracurricular opportunities, the athletic programs, the apprenticeship, or career preparatory classes - all of which have a profound impact on students and growth."
6 months ago, BCS Communications
Good afternoon, BCS Staff, Families, and Community: As the school year continues, we are working hard to ensure all of our students have the resources they need- and you can help! Thanks to a partnership with Purposity, we have identified the most urgent student needs and uploaded them to the Purposity website - a program that allows our community to meet these needs with just a few clicks. 🖍Items include everything from new shoes to school supplies. What do you need to do? Simply sign up at, follow our page, and meet a need with just a few clicks today. You can also download the Purposity App for your smartphone.
7 months ago, BCS Communications
The Buncombe County Board of Education will meet in regular session on November 2, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. in the Minitorium at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville. **Public Comment will be accepted in person. Members of the public wishing to speak will need to come to Entrance “B”. Doors will open at 4:45 p.m. and speakers must arrive no later than 5:15 p.m. to complete entrance screening procedures and sign in to speak. All speakers will have precisely three minutes to speak and must adhere to guidelines set forth in BCS Policy #2310 – Public Participation, including all reasonable rules established by the Superintendent. **Following monthly Public Comments, the Board will hear public comments specifically related to the required board policies addressing the State’s Parents Bill of Rights statutes. These policies are linked in the meeting agenda. ** Individuals wishing to speak during this time should sign up on the designated sheet before the meeting begins. These comments will adhere to the same public comment guidelines set forth in BCS Policy #2310. Additionally, parents may email comments to be shared with the Board of Education to Given the desire of BCS to provide the most information possible to the public, the public may view the live broadcast via YouTube on the BCS Communications Department YouTube Account at:
8 months ago, BCS Communications
Good Afternoon PEP Families, This week is our SPIRIT Week. Monday is Flannel Day/Cowboy and Cowgirl Day. We hope to see everyone participating! Go to our website or Facebook Page to see details for each day. This Friday is our PEP Homecoming! We can't wait to crown our new homecoming queen. The game starts at 7PM. Tuesday, October 31 is an Early Release Day. All PEP students will dismiss at 12:30. Wednesday, November 1 is picture day! You should be receiving information from your child's teacher soon! I hope you have a great week ahead!
8 months ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Monday and Tuesday, October 2 and 3 are Teacher Workdays. We look forward to seeing students back into our buildings on Wednesday, October 4!
9 months ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
We are excited for the first day of school. Below are some important first day of school reminders: -Our school day is from 8-2:30. Traffic around our buildings will be heavy. If you plan on bringing your student to school, please plan for extra time and make sure you park in a parking space. Please do not block the bus lanes! -Please allow for extra time with our bus schedule during the first week. Bus route times will not be exact. Please be ready 15 minutes before the scheduled bus stop time. Please reach out to your bus driver/transportation assistant for exact times. -This year, all students will receive free breakfast and lunch! Your student, if able, can purchase extra food items during lunch. Please place money on your students lunchroom account if this is something that you are interested in. -Please return the beginning of year PEP Packet as soon as possible. Please note that students are not able to participate in therapy pool with these forms being returned. See your teacher or nurse for more information. -PEP picture day will be on November 11.
10 months ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal
Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year! We are so excited for the opportunity to serve your child once again at PEP! Teachers return to school on Monday, August 21! Please expect your child's teacher to reach out to you sometime on the 21st to introduce themselves and to give you more information about the upcoming school year. If you do not hear from them, please reach out to the school at 828-654-1780. Also, please remember that our Meet The Teacher is on Friday, August 25 from 9-11! This is a drop in event. We can't wait to see you!
10 months ago, Jason Rollins, Assistant Principal