Community High School & Eagle Academy Student Services

Located in the heart of the beautiful Swannanoa Valley, Community High School is a public alternative 9-12 high school. CHS serves all six Buncombe County School districts. By offering a reduced-credit diploma, CHS empowers students to reach their academic goals with an alternative pathway to graduation.

The name “Community” says it best: Small class sizes, excellent teacher-student ratios, rich community partnerships, and flexible yet rigorous instruction create a nurturing learning environment that supports students’ needs and prepares them for both academic and personal success.

 If you would like to find out more about the school, what makes it alternative, what makes it different than the traditional high school, please reach out to your school counselor or social worker at your base school.

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Community High School and Eagle Academy Student Services Team:

Community High School Social Worker: Jon West

Work Cell: 828-777-0493


Community High School Counselor Last Name Alpha A-L: Mandy Carter

Work Cell: 828-


Community High School Counselor Last Name Alpha M-Z: Fran Brown-Petty

Work Cell: 828-768-3927


BCATS School Counselor: Katie Viar

Work Phone: 828-686-7734 


Eagle Academy School Social Worker: Stephanie Jones

Work Phone: 828-552-2257


Watauga Opportunities Pre-Employment Transitions Specialist: Athena Roesch-Colekman 

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