Fifth graders at App State’s Academy at Middle Fork, located in Walkertown, paired up with students in the App State Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program (SDAP) for a pen pal project during the spring semester. The pen pals met in person when the academy’s mini-Mountaineers visited App State in March. Photo submitted

App State’s Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program celebrates a decade of transforming lives
May 2, 2022

Fifth graders at App State’s Academy at Middle Fork — a public lab school in Walkertown serving grades K–5 — paired up with students...

Marisol Martinez

Staff Spotlight: Marisol Martinez
Apr 19, 2022

My favorite part about working at the Academy is seeing the students come into school every morning — I love seeing their happy faces when they ente...

Bernadette Sexton

Staff Spotlight: Bernadette Sexton
Mar 23, 2022

My favorite part about working at the Academy is when students say that they don't want to leave school — they want to stay longer. I love knowing t...

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Advisory Board Meeting Announcement - March 3, 2022
Feb 15, 2022

The Middle Fork Advisory Board of Appalachian State University will meet virtually.The meeting will be held according to the following sched...

Amarien Hines

N.C.'s 7th lab school opens in Elkin this fall
Feb 15, 2022

SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — Education is taking new shape in North Carolina through laboratory schools. The state’s seventh lab school will open in ...

Elif Erginer

Staff Spotlight: Elif Erginer
Feb 7, 2022

With a strong sense of justice and equality, I aim to create a climate of compassion and intentional equity at the Academy. I bring empathy and positi...

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Beyond the Classroom: Student Groups at the Academy
Jan 20, 2022

Similar to the students on the campus at Appalachian State University, the mini-Mountaineers at the Academy at Middle Fork have opportunities to engag...

Jessica Hill

Staff Spotlight: Jessica Hill
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I chose to work at the Academy because I believe in what the school stands for and is trying to achieve. I started out volunteering, then became a sub...

Sarah Macrow

Staff Spotlight: Sarah Macrow
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I feel that it is up to all of us — whether you are a classroom teacher or not — to teach our youth because everything has a teaching moment! Bein...

Desteney Greene

Greene Receives the Educator of Excellence Award
Dec 6, 2021

Desteney Greene, an exceptional children (EC) teacher at Appalachian State University’s Academy at Middle Fork, received the Educator of Excellence ...