Welcome to the Academy at Middle Fork

Academy at Middle Fork logoThe Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork is a free, public lab school serving grades K-5.

Located in Walkertown, North Carolina, the Academy at Middle Fork is a partnership of Appalachian State University and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS). Any elementary-aged student who lives in Forsyth County, North Carolina is eligible to attend the Academy at Middle Fork. WS/FCS also operates a Pre-Kindergarten program within the school building.



Why the Academy at Middle Fork is the right school for your child

The Academy at Middle Fork provides a balanced education and so much more! 

"We don’t call them just students, we call them scholars. And so, by saying that they are scholars, that pushes them to say, “I am great, I am capable of learning, I can do this.” — Monique Johnson, Fifth Grade Teacher

Academy at Middle Fork students and teachers learn together through an integrated curriculum with flexible instruction. Curiosity is encouraged and student success is prioritized, and shared ownership of behavioral expectations results in a calm, happy environment. 

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Darron Daniels

Staff Spotlight: Darron Daniels

Learning together means that students, teachers and staff members have the opportunity to explore, collaborate and solve problems daily. This all...

A Lit Year In Review

A Lit Year In Review

One of the Academy at Middle Fork's key commitments is boosting academics through early literacy and engagement. For the 2021-22 academic year, studen...

Suzanne Smith and Kori Trainor

Smith and Trainor Participate in Inaugural Cohort of Educators with Rethink Education

In April, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) announced the initial cohort of educators who have earned their Rethink Educatio...