Wilkes County Schools - Empowering youth to lead and succeed in the global community.

State Health Plan Open Enrollment

The annual State Health Plan (SHP) open enrollment dates will be October 15th - November 18th, 2015. Your 2016 SHP options are :
  • Enhanced 80/20 Plan
  • Consumer-Directed Health Plan (CDHP)
  • Traditional 70/30 Plan
Click on the "Read More" link below for more information and important websites or click here to begin the open enrollment process, such as completing the wellness activities.

Revised Student Academic Calendar

The recent change in date for the NC Primary election has led us to make minor adjustments to our 2015-2016 school calendar. Ten schools in the Wilkes district are used for voting precincts.

The calendar changes include ending the 3rd grading period on Friday, March 11th. This will make Monday, March 14th an optional teacher workday and Tuesday, March 15th a required teacher workday. Click here or on the image to the left to view the revised version of the school calendar.

Returning Student Enrollment

This year, Wilkes County Schools is pleased to offer an online process for updating our students' important information for the upcoming school year. This process will replace the blue demographic page and other forms that parents/guardians have been asked to complete for students each year. Schools will be sending home a letter and/or email about the process for updating your son or daughter's information through the online portal this year. Click here to learn more and to get started.

Grants and Funding for Special Projects

The WCS Grants and Funding for Special Projects page is now available! Please be sure to check out this new page, which provides information about current opportunities for outside funding. Additional information, as well as links to begin the application process, will be available on this site. Visit often to stay up-to-date on all the offerings available to fund your special projects and programs.

Scholarship and Financial Aid Information

The WCS Scholarship & Financial Aid Information page for high school seniors (and their parents) is now available. Please be sure to take a look at this new page, which provides downloadable scholarship applications and links to other helpful websites as you try to find money for post-secondary study.

WCS STEM Investigations

Wilkes County Schools received a grant from the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation for the implementation of STEM Investigations in the four middle schools. STEM Investigations is a project based curriculum designed to challenge and engage the natural curiosity of students. The program is a three tiered framework which encompasses integration of STEM concepts, use of individual and collaborative classroom technology, and project-based learning that promotes critical thinking skills. To learn more, please view the STEM Investigations video by clicking on the image below.

STEM Investigations Video

Check out our Mobile App!

The Wilkes County Schools' mobile app is available as a free download from iTunes or Google Play. Check it out on your iOS or Android devices!

Spotlight on Education in Wilkes County Schools
Monthly Newsletter

  Click here or on the image above to view the November 2015 edition of the Spotlight on Education Newsletter.

Click here to view an archive of newsletters from the 2015-2016 school year.


Wilkes County Schools' School Performance Grades

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released the School Performance Grades on September 2, 2015. The General Assembly mandated school performance letter grades (A-F) be assigned to every school in the district. These grades are based on a 15-point grading scale.  The NC School Report Card will be released on October 15, 2015.


WCS Staff Flu Clinics Scheduled

Wilkes County Schools will once again be hosting onsite flu shot clinics this fall. The clinics will take place on six different dates and will include ten different locations. Click here or on the image above for dates, times, locations, and additional information.