Welcome to the 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 


Applications will be accepted during the annual enrollment period January - June. Interested families should apply during this time.

  • Children currently enrolled at Middle Fork are eligible for admission as well as students from the WSFCS who are currently enrolled in a low-performing school or did not meet expected growth in the prior school year based on one of the following indicators: grades, observations, diagnostic and formative assessments, state assessments, or other factors, including reading on grade level
  • Families with eligible children are asked to declare their intention to enroll through the completion of an application form that is available in the school office and time-stamped
  • Eligible students are accepted in the order in which the applications are received and by grade level and school capacity
  • Target enrollment for the first year is 315 pupils for grades K-5


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Data & Test Results

Core Commitments

learning togetherLearning Together

We commit to learning together through partnerships, collaboration and high-quality instructional programming.


developing the whole childDeveloping the Whole Child

We commit to developing the whole child including their social skills, emotional needs and cognitive abilities.


boosting academicsBoosting Academics

We commit to boosting academics through early literacy as well as an inclusive and integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum.


sustainabilityAmplifying Sustainability

We commit to amplifying sustainability by teaching sustainable living; civility, equity and equality; wellness; and, respect for the environment.

Academy News

Learning Together: Fall 2019 Semester Recap photos

Learning Together: Fall 2019 Semester Recap

Welcome, 2020! That means we are halfway through the 2019-20 academic year. The fall semester at the Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fo...

Identity Rocks painted by Academy students, faculty and staff. Photo submitted

Identity Rock Art Project: Exploring Identity and Building Community

Although we are different, when we come together, we make something beautiful.Last fall, Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork art teach...

Darron Daniels is the behavioral support coach and director of student affairs and emergency management at the Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork in Walkertown. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Darron Daniels leads mini-Mountaineers on a HIKE toward success at App State Academy at Middle Fork

BOONE, N.C. — At the Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork, students in grades K–5 earn Mountaineer tokens for exhibiting honesty, i...

Academy Calendar 2019-20

Download the printable Academy Calendar 2019-20

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