Projects & Partnerships



Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), is an elementary through postsecondary college readiness system that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. The AVID system accelerates student learning, uses research based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional development, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change. Watch the must-see video, ACS AVID: Shouting Our Story.


The UNC Asheville Department of Education has been granted continuing national accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  NCATE accreditation authority had been transferred to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs.

Professional Development for Teachers


North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI)

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction implements the State's public school laws and State Board of Education's policies governing pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public education.



A working plan for improving, strengthening, and re-conceptualizing the numerous collaborative efforts that already exist between the university and area school systems. Learn more about USTEP.