Mount Airy High School is consistently in the top ten school systems in North Carolina with the lowest Drop-Out Rate and the highest Graduation Cohort Rate. We strive to give our students classes and opportunities that will enhance their chances of success after high school graduation.
We have added Mandarin Chinese to the curriculum. Mandarin Chinese is the number one spoken Business Language in the world. Our Chinese classes are taught by Ms. Li (Vicky) Yang, a full time staff member. This past summer we sent nine students and a teacher to China to observe their culture and education system. We are planning another trip for our students this Spring. In January we will have twelve visiting Chinese students at Mount Airy High School who will be observing our culture and our education system. We are fortunate to be able to offer these global opportunities to our students and staff.
We have created a partnership with Richard Childress Racing, Inc. and The Science House at North Carolina State University. This partnership allows our students to collaborate with RCR and The Science House to increase student interest in engineering careers. Our student interns will be working to solve real world problems that face the racing teams.
We are also partners with the North Carolina School of Science and Math. Our students are allowed to take advanced classes on campus that are taught by teachers from NCSSM. These classes are taught in a Learning Lab. We are able to stream the teacher into those classes so our students are actually receiving live instruction from the teacher. The teacher and students are able to interact as instruction is delivered.
Our juniors and seniors have the opportunity to take classes at Surry Community College. These classes are either college transfer classes or classes that result in a certification. Many of our seniors graduate with enough college credits to be considered sophomores when they enter their University of choice. We also have many seniors that have certifications that will allow them to go to work in meaningful and well paid jobs immediately after graduation.
Mount Airy High School is a small 1A high school. We have approximately 548 students in grades 9-12. We do not let our size limit the opportunities that we provide to our students. Our students are academically competitive with students from very large high schools . Last year our seniors were awarded over 1.5 million dollars in scholarships. It is no accident that we are seen as one of the top high schools in the state. The mission of the Mount Airy City Schools is to deliver a superior curriculum that establishes a foundation of knowledge and empowers students to choose their future and experience success. We will provide a safe, supportive, and stimulating learning environment that motivates and develops the confidence and persistence necessary for students to meet the challenges of education, work, and life. At Mount Airy High School we make this a reality
Go Granite Bears!
Sandy B. George
Mount Airy High School
1011 North South Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030