Exciting News!!

Announcing “Math Accelerate” Free Tutoring program for Middle School Students!

Does your middle school child need some extra help with math (basic skills, graphing, linear equations, formulas, integers, and more)??

Higher Academia is offering just what your child needs!  Class is limited to the first 15 students to apply so do not wait as the class will fill quickly!  Math Accelerate starts June 21st and continues Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00am-12pm; 10 sessions ending July 28th ; (there is a break the week of July 4th) This class is FREE and funded by a grant from WNC Bridge Foundation, with snacks provided by Thermal Belt Outreach.

Location: Polk Early College, 1545 NC-108, Columbus, NC 28722.  Contact Program Director Sonya Twitty to register, at higheracademia@yahoo.com or call (828) 585-7803

Polk County Schools Ranked Second in North Carolina

According to a report published in the Tryon Daily Bulletin on October 24, Polk County Schools have received the second highest ranking among the state’s public school districts. Only Chapel Hill-Carrboro ranked higher. The complete article can be found at https://www.tryondailybulletin.com/2021/10/24/polk-county-schools-ranked-among-states-top-districts/#:~:text=Polk%20County%20Schools%20remains%20one%20of%20the%20top,all%20districts%20and%20schools%20across%20the%20United%20States.


Polk County Community Learning Center is OPEN!

The Polk County Community Learning Center officially opened for 2021-22 school year tutoring on October 5th. Our volunteers are currently serving fifteen to twenty middle school and high school students each week. For more information or to register for tutoring, please click the “Contact Us / Register” tab on our home page.



Work Days at the Town and Country Hotel in Spindale NC

Grab some friends and come help us create a beautiful learning space for kids in transitional housing! We will be working August 3-5 beginning at 8 AM, cleaning up and clearing out the space that will be our Student Support Center at the Town and Country Hotel, 166 Reservation Drive, Spindale NC.  This event is BYOB (Bring Your Own Boots….and gloves….and work clothes)!



Unfortunately we have had to cancel the  Theater, Radio, Studio Summer Camp and fundraiser. We apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience this might cause.