Skip To Main Content

Default Menu Image

Mobile Utility

Mobile Main Nav

Header Top

Header Bottom


Schools Navigation

Landing Nav


Curriculum & Instruction

All students enrolled in Jackson County Public Schools will be provided engaging and supportive opportunities for learning. We believe all students can grow and achieve. Jackson County Public Schools follows the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. For more information on North Carolina standards, visit the NC Department of Public Instruction's Academic Standards page.


Jackson County Public Schools serves elementary-aged students at six of our schools. We use instruction based on the science of reading for reading and writing in our classrooms. In mathematics, we focus on building understanding of major concepts in foundational math skills and proficiency in computational skills and problem-solving.

JCPS Literacy Intervention Plan

Middle & Secondary

Jackson County Public Schools serves middle school students at each of our K-8 schools. High school students are served at one of our four high schools including one comprehensive high school, two early-colleges, and an alternative school. Standards-based instruction and a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) are the focus of core instruction and district initiatives.

Multilingual Learners (ML)

Jackson County Public Schools supports multilingual learners through a variety of means. Our ML program serves students at all schools who qualify for support based on home language surveys and English language proficiency assessments. State and federal guidelines are used to build and measure the success of our ML program. The North Carolina State School Board policy uses WIDA’s performance definitions to measure English language proficiency.

North Carolina ML Information

Also, see the Title III section of Federal Programs.

For more information, contact your school or:
Laura Dills
(828) 586-2311 ext. 1950

Media Center


Jackson County Public Schools teaches the NC Standard Course of Study as adopted and facilitated through the NC Department of Public Instruction.  You can find the Standard Course of Study that all NC public schools are expected to teach at 

Materials in libraries and media centers are reviewed by School Media Coordinators who are licensed by the state of NC and who possess a master's degree in Library Science. School Media Coordinators review and vet all resources placed in school media centers. A record of all books and materials is maintained in the Follett media directory online which may be found at




Angie Dills

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction
(828) 586-2311 ext. 1954

Email Angie Dills

Laura Dills

Executive Director of Federal Programs & Elementary Ed.
(828) 586-2311 ext. 1950

Email Laura Dills

Brent Speckhardt

Director of Professional Development & Teacher Growth
(828) 586-2311 ext. 1971

Email Brent Speckhardt