Academy at Middle Fork

Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork provides a balanced education for children, teachers, principals, and families through the implementation of research-based practices, state of the art literacy instruction, and exemplary classroom instruction and administration.

About the Academy

The Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University has partnered with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools to establish the Academy at Middle Fork.

Serving Grades K-5

Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork will offer services for grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade starting in the Fall of 2018.

  • Our goal is for the Academy to become a model, demonstration school, and resource for children, families, professionals, and partners
  • The Academy will foster relationships and partnerships with surrounding community organizations and educational institutions
  • The Academy will continue to partner with WSFCS under existing (and potentially new) partnerships and MOU agreements
  • WSFCS will run a PreKindergarten program within the school building and under the administration of WSFCS 

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Employment Information

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All applicants must apply through Appalachian State Universtiy Office of Human Resources job portal. 

  • The Academy will serve K-5 and will employ multiple teaching and support positions
  • Teachers must hold or be eligible to hold NC Teaching License
  • Current WSFCS teachers as well as others interested in committing to meeting the needs of diverse learners within an innovative, progressive model of teaching and learning may apply
  • Based on the NC statute, current WSFCS teachers who are offered employment with the Academy will be granted a renewable leave of absence from their current teaching position and retain the ability to return to the school system  
  • Personnel employed at the Academy maintain their state health and retirement benefits
  • Salaries match state and local salary schedule 
  • Applicants should be highly motivated and interested in professional development opportunities/requirements