Water break forces early dismissal for Polk high schools

Students at Polk County High School and Polk County Early College will be dismissed Monday at 11:30 a.m. due to a water line break in the Town of Columbus.

Polk County racks up hardware at Science Olympiad regional

Of the numerous counties in the western section of the state represented at Saturday's Asheville Regional Science Olympiad at UNC Asheville, only one qualified two teams for April's state tournament in Raleigh. That would be Polk County.

Polk County’s Hall selected to attend Governor’s School

Polk County High School junior Kendall Hall has been selected to attend the 2017 session of North Carolina Governor's School in Winston-Salem

Polk County High students selected for regional art show

Four students at Polk County High School have been selected for Showcase of Excellence, a juried art show and exhibition at Tryon Fine Arts Center. Their work will be featured during the Evening of Excellence reception on April 23 at 4 p.m.

Polk County teams continue model bridge building dominance

Perhaps the best honor for Polk County at Friday's regional model bridge building competition came well before the final winners were announced

Polk County FFA students celebrate National FFA Week

Members of the Polk County High School FFA Chapter participated in National FFA Week at the end of February

Mission physician shares educational path with PCHS chemistry students

Polk County High School students in Leslie Rhinehart’s AP Chemistry class recently had the opportunity to speak with a resident doctor from Mission Health

Local grants help Polk County Cadets obtain new uniforms

A pair of grants from area organizations will keep Polk County High School's marching band looking as good as they sound for many years

Acid and bases lab tests skills of PCHS Honors Chemistry students

Honors Chemistry students at Polk County High School recently conducted a lab that tested the students' lab skills for both accuracy and precision. The lab was the summative activity to acid and bases

PCHS engineering students build, take robots for a drive

Students in the Engineering 101 Honors class at Polk County High School are utilizing the last weeks of the semester to introduce themselves to TetirxMax, new robotic kits obtained through a Facebook Community Action Grant received by teacher Leslie Rhinehart