A group of fifth grade graduates of the Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork in Walkertown display the HIKE (honesty, integrity, kindness and excellence) awards they received at the academy’s graduation ceremony held Thursday, June 6. Photo by Troy Tuttle

48 of App State’s youngest Mountaineers graduate from the Academy at Middle Fork
Jun 20, 2019

On Thursday, June 6, the Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork celebrated the 48 graduates of its fifth grade class in a stand...

Academy at Middle Fork. Photo by Troy Tuttle

ASU lab school sees improvements after completing first year
Jun 11, 2019

An elementary school located in Forsyth County with more than 270 students and 18 classroom teachers finished its first year as a new laboratory schoo...

UNC laboratory schools are changing the formula for education in N.C.

UNC laboratory schools are changing the formula for education in N.C.
Jun 11, 2019

Poet Adrian Rice, in a thick Irish brogue, paints a scene in the imaginations of the third-graders who sit before him in Walkertown.  “A b...

By engaging in Appalachian’s Picture Yourself as a Geologist (PYES) outreach program, students at the Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork learn about careers in geoscience. The students pictured here are wearing safety gear used by geologists. Photo submitted

Picture Yourself as an Earth Scientist
May 31, 2019

Students, faculty and staff in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences are giving regional K–...

Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork Students Visit Campus to Learn About College Life

Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork Students Visit Campus to Learn About College Life
May 15, 2019

More than 100 fourth and fifth-grade students, or mini-Mountaineers, from the Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork, located in Walkerto...

The Academy at Middle Fork leadership Team. Pictured from left: Dr. Amie Snow ‘06 ‘14, Director of Curriculum and Instruction; Tasha Hall-Powell ‘01 ‘09, Academy Principal; Verschello M. Nelson, Academy Assistant Principal; and Dr. Robin Groce, RCOE Assistant Dean for the Academy. Photo by Rebekah Saylors

2019 Reich College of Education Award Recipients Named: Academy Leadership Team Selected for Community of Practice Award
May 13, 2019

Eight faculty and staff members of Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education (RCOE), along with the Appalachian Academy at Midd...

Boy Scout Ryan Porter with the eight picnic tables he and his troop members helped fund, build and install. Porter said Academy at Middle Fork teachers are now using the tables to have outdoor lessons in reading and writing. Photo submitted

Aspiring Eagle Scout enhances Academy at Middle Fork grounds
Apr 29, 2019

By Jan ToddBOONE, N.C. — Thanks to an aspiring Eagle Scout, the students, faculty and staff at Appalachian State University Academy at Mid...

Pictured, from left to right, are Verschello Nelson, assistant principal of the Academy at Middle Fork; Dr. Amie Snow, director of curriculum and instruction; Ryan Porter; and Tasha Hall-Powell, the academy’s principal. Photo submitted

Eagle Scout Project Brings Picnic Tables and Much More to Middle Fork
Apr 29, 2019

By Kim UnderwoodWinston-Salem/Forsyth County SchoolsAPRIL 25, 2019 – Thanks to Ryan Porter, Middle Fork elementary now has spiffy new picnic tables ...

Dean of Reich College of Education Melba Spooner and App State Chancellor Sheri Everts visit Academy at Middle Fork students. Students get the chance to connect with faculty, staff, and students of many majors at App State.

Academy at Middle Fork, App State’s lab school, helps elementary schoolers and App State students
Apr 11, 2019

By Emily Broyles, News Reporter, The AppalachianAcademy at Middle Fork, the App State state-mandated lab school, is nearing the end of its first ...

Derrick Barnes signs a copy of his book “Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut” for Middle Fork Academy kindergarten students Bradley Stafford (center) and Marlon Nelums on Wednesday. Barnes is a winner of the John Newbery Medal and the Caldecott Medal, among other honors.

Author visits Middle Fork Academy, talks to kids about new book
Mar 22, 2019

By Michael Bragg Winston-Salem JournalAward-winning children’s author Derrick Barnes stopped by the Appalachian State University Academy at Middle F...