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NC Superintendent Tours Discovery Academy
NC Superintendent Tours Discovery Academy
Posted on 04/27/2018
Led by two students, North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson toured the Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. Discovery Academy.

By: Benjamin Rickert, Communications Department

Led by two students, North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson toured the Martin L. Nesbitt, Jr. Discovery Academy, the first STEM school in Western North Carolina. Seniors Isabel Novak and Megan Lemmons served as the tour guides and proudly showed Johnson the inner workings of their academy. 

The group observed classrooms in action, engaged students in discussion, and involved a question and answer time with BCS administrators, including Superintendent Dr. Tony Baldwin, Associate Superintendent Ms. Susanne Swanger, and the Board of Education's Madam Chair, Ms. Ann B. Franklin. Mr. Johnson was also interviewed by Asheville's WLOS news.

Johnson said he was most impressed by the collaboration and critical thinking skills that Nesbitt student are gaining, as well as “the opportunity to work on college level courses, and have that credit go with them.”

Next fall, Novak will attend Georgia Tech and Lemmons will attend UNC Chapel Hill.


    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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