The Catamount School is a 6-8 public school located on the campus of Smoky Mountain High School and operated by Western Carolina University.
Dr. Tammy Barron serves as our EC Coordinator and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on EC services for North Carolina students is available at ec.ncpublicschools.gov
The Catamount School participates in state required assessments for 6th, 7th, and
8th grade. All students will take the appropriate End of Grade (EOG) exam and, if
enrolled, the Math 1 End of Course (EOC) exam. Bob Dinsdale serves as the Test Coordinator
and can be reached at email@example.com
Testing and Assessment Policy
The Catamount School is a public school open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Jackson County
residents who meet certain criteria as explained in our admission policy. The Catamount
School will begin enrollment for the upcoming school year in March.
Links for families regarding homelessness:
Following state legislation, the Catamount School has an Advisory Board made up of the Dean of the College of Education of Allied Professions (CEAP), the Jackson County Public Schools Superintendent, and others. The duties of the Advisory Board are as follows:
For further information on the Advisory Board, please contact the office of the Dean of CEAP at 828-227-3303
Job Postings for the Catamount School and WCU can be found here.
Counselors are available for Catamount School students. Counseling services are coordinated through Dr. Phyliss Robertson. Dr. Robertson is also our Homeless Liaison. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Wittekind is our school nurse and is available on Tuesday and Thursdays, or as needed. She can be reached at email@example.com