By now you probably know that there’s a new school in our district, Montford North Star Academy. Currently only serving sixth graders, it has moved into the old Isaac Dickson building. Montford North Star Academy offers many of the same programs as Asheville Middle like IRL, laptops, and more. That’s not it though, one of the best features about this new school is its focus on S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). For example, they offer multiple electives that puts emphasis on S.T.E.A.M, like medical detectives (a class in which students use clues to diagnose diseases) and design and modeling (an elective in which they learn the process of design). They are working on adding more hands on electives as well, Overall, North Star is a wonderful place to learn and grow, and we hope it will continue to get even better to support the education of students here at Asheville City Schools! Welcome to the Cougar Family!
Story by Erin Chen