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Appalachian State University

Helping Students Realize Their Dreams

Established in 2019, College Advising Corps at Appalachian State University places recent college graduates in high schools where they serve as AmeriCorps-sponsored college advisers. The program, which serves high schools throughout western North Carolina, works to increase the number of first-generation students and students from rural areas who enter and complete postsecondary education, whether that be trade school, military service, community college, or a four-year university. Currently, 20 advisers serve in 23 under-resourced high schools.

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Serving as an adviser has allowed me to develop into the professional I am today. Alex Rangel, Adviser, Alexander Central High School

High schools served

  • Alexander Central High School
  • Alleghany High School
  • Andrews High School
  • Ashe County High School
  • Ashe Early College
  • Avery County High School
  • Brevard High School
  • Burns High School
  • Franklin High School
  • Freedom High School
  • Hayesville High School
  • Hiwassee Dam High School
  • Madison High School
  • McDowell High School
  • Mitchell High School
  • Mountain Heritage High School
  • Robbinsville High School
  • R-S Central High School
  • Smoky Mountain High School
  • Swain County High School
  • Watauga High School
  • Wilkes Central High School
  • Williams Academy