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. 

Latest News

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...

Melissa Boyd and Meleah Cox

Academy at Middle Fork Recognizes Two Retirements

First-grade teacher Melissa Boyd and Child and Family Support Team Nurse Meleah Cox are retiring at the end of this academic year. Melissa BoydBo...

Denisse Alvarez

Staff Spotlight: Denisse Alvarez

I actively work to build relationships with my students and their families. Open communication and strong relationships are crucial to impacting stude...

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