The mission of the Watauga County Schools' Extended Learning Centers is to promote the academic mission of Watauga County Schools while providing the working parents of our community a sanctuary of safety as well as intellectual, social, emotional, and physical well-being for their children. It is the staff's intent to inspire each child to his or her highest potential while providing a fun and positive atmosphere.
There are 3 pre-scheduled Parent/Registration Meeting dates before the school year begins - See dates listed below:
- Wednesday, August 14, 2019: 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
- Thursday, August 15, 2019: 4:30 (During Open House)
- Monday, August 19, 2019: 8:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M.
Hours of Operation
The Extended Learning Center after school program offers supervised educational, recreational, and enrichment activities 2:30-6:00 p.m. for Watauga County Schools students in grades K-5 at each elementary school. We open at 12:00 on scheduled early release days, but do not operate on holidays, teacher work days, or when schools are closed or dismissed early due to inclement weather. A holiday/work day/snow day program is available at Hardin Park for most of these situations. Each after school site is licensed as a school-age child care program by the NC Division of Child Development.