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VIDEO: Virtual Academy Visits Zip N Slip
VIDEO: Virtual Academy Visits Zip N Slip
Posted on 02/23/2022
Even though Buncombe County Schools Virtual Academy (BCSVA) students only have classes together online, they still have opportunities for a famous school tradition – field trips!By Tim Reaves
BCS Communications Department

Even though Buncombe County Schools Virtual Academy (BCSVA) students only have classes together online, they still have opportunities for a famous school tradition – field trips!

BCSVA elementary students met in Mars Hill on Feb. 17 for hours of fun at Zip N Slip Snow Tubing Park. They raced each other down the park’s six tubing runs, roasted marshmallows over an open fire, and learned about the artificial snowmaking process from owner Andy Cameron.

Second and third grade teacher Kim Ransom, who organized the trip, said it was a great opportunity for the kids to get together in person.

“These trips and activities really strengthen our identity as a community of learners,” she said. “It’s good to see the kids making friends and just having fun,”

BCSVA is a versatile educational program designed to respond to the needs of students and families who are looking for opportunities beyond traditional school schedules. Full-time enrollment in the BCSVA is free for families residing in Buncombe County. Visit BCSVA’s FAQ to find answers to some of the most common questions about Virtual Academy.


Buncombe County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Buncombe County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and federal regulations to not discriminate in such a manner. This requirement extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. The Title IX Coordinator's contact information is: Shanon Martin, shanon.martin@bcsemail.org, 828-255-5918, 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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