VALLEY ACADEMY IS DAVIDSON COUNTY'S MOST INNOVATIVE PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Every student at Valley Academy chooses to be here. Our 200+ students from across Davidson County, NC must apply to attend Valley and are very diverse in ethnicity, family income, and academic ability. But they are bound by a commitment to achieve their STEM career and college goals. Learn more about our student body. 
In 2018, Valley Academy passed the rigorous requirements to be awarded a STEM School of Distinction accreditation by the NC Department of Public Instruction. Valley is also one of only two schools in Davidson County to achieve an overall “A” grade in 2017. Learn more about our academic success.
In every class, Valley students use modern team- and project-based learning approaches and solve problems using an engineering design process. Students also adopt professional workplace behaviors and regularly engage directly with business and community professionals.  Learn more about how Valley differs from regular high schools.

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RECENT NEWS & EVENTS

Valley Academy Named a Model STEM School

The North Carolina State Board of Education recognized Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy in early September as an NC STEM School of Distinction for its exemplary leadership and instruction in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. “Students in all schools will graduate into a world where STEM skills already are highly valued,” Johnson said.…

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Valley Students Place First in State Technical Competition

Two Valley Academy students competed and placed in the SkillsUSA North Carolina State Conference on April 18-20, 2018 in Greensboro in categories related to computer integrated machining. Hayden Hedrick received first place in CNC Technician. Dakota Snider received first in CNC Turning Specialist. Hedrick and Snider are also now employed in the industry. Hedrick is working…

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