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Blowing Rock Elementary-Middle School:
A K-8 facility with over 500 students enrolled. Class sizes range from 20 to 36 students. Several outstanding programs are part of the student’s life at Blowing Rock School. These unique programs include a Book Dedication Program, a Character Education program, and a Student to Student Project, which encourages students to care for students worldwide and their well-being. Blowing Rock School is a North Carolina Honor School of Excellence. More information for parents, teachers, and students can be found at: www.watauga.k12.nc.us/br/

Watauga High School:
Home to almost 1500 students, Watauga High School was recognized as a North Carolina School of Distinction for 2004-2005. WHS has a wide variety of extracurricular activities, including community service clubs and several sporting teams. There is also an excellent honors program, recognizing gifted young people and allowing them the opportunity to reach their full potentials. The average SAT scores for Watauga High are about 90 points over the state SAT average. Plans for a larger, better equipped, and safer WHS are underway. For details and general information, please visit: www.watauga.k12.nc.us/whs/

Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute (CCC&TI):
The Watauga campus of CCC&TI has about 1500 students enrolled, half of which are part-time students. Many different programs are offered including Associate’s degrees in various fields, a Continuing Education program, an Adult High School program, and a duel-enrollment program for students at Watauga High School to get a jump-start on their college careers. CCC&TI also offers financial aid and scholarship programs. The main campus is located in Caldwell County, NC. For more information, go to: www.caldwell.cc.nc.us/

Appalachian State University (ASU):
ASU has almost 15,000 students enrolled, the majority of which are undergraduate students. The beautiful campus is located in Boone on 340 acres. ASU awards Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees. The university offers many special programs, including and honors program, a residential interdisciplinary program, and a sustainable development interdisciplinary program. There are more than 100 majors offered throughout each of the different schools and colleges. Financial aid is available through loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study programs. ASU boasts a relatively small university class-size, about 50% of classes having 20-39 students, and 36% having under 20 students. ASU was recognized as School of the Year by Time Magazine in 2001. For more about admissions or general information, visit: www.appstate.edu

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