The Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork was established in July 2018 in partnership with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS).


The Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork creates pathways and opportunities for lifelong learning and positive community impact through innovative learning experiences for all students.  


The Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork is an interdependent school community emphasizing collaboration through innovative, literacy-focused teaching and learning practices. The Academy at Middle Fork promotes shared values of honesty, integrity, kindness, and excellence in an inclusive, equitable, and sustainable environment where all children flourish.

Core Commitments

Academy at Middle Fork teachers, students and administrators, as well as App State faculty, and community members work together to create an excellent and robust academic program.

  1. Learning Together: We commit to learning together through partnerships, collaboration and high-quality instructional programming.
  2. Developing the Whole Child: We commit to developing the whole child including their social skills, emotional needs and cognitive abilities.
  3. Boosting Academics: We commit to boosting academics through early literacy as well as an inclusive and integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum.
  4. Amplifying Sustainability: We commit to amplifying sustainability by teaching sustainable living; civility, equity and equality; wellness; and, respect for the environment.

Core Values

The Academy at Middle Fork's core values of Honesty, Integrity, Kindness, and Excellence (HIKE) guide our efforts towards sustaining a positive school culture and behavior support system.

Our mini-Mountaineers work individually and collaboratively to demonstrate these values.  Restorative meetings centered on community development and building relationships help us to resolve conflicts and continue to learn together. 

Quick Facts

Quick Facts

  • Located in Walkertown, NC
  • Serving Grades K-5
  • Able to enroll 300+ mini-Mountaineers
  • All Academy at Middle Fork teachers are licensed educators and many hold advanced degrees in education
  • The integrated curriculum and positive behavior support system fosters student success