Principal's Message

      Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year and our family at Alleghany High School.   Alleghany High School is a New Tech School and home of the Alleghany Mountaineers!  Our family has teamed with the New Tech Network to bring project and problem based instruction to Alleghany High School.  Alleghany High School is the first school in Virginia to take a total school approach to project and problem based learning.  The staff, students, and community have been working over the past school few years on redesigning the high school to make sure our students are the standard that everyone follows and want to emulate.  Our goal is to make sure our students are prepared for the world, love coming to Alleghany High School, and continue learning their entire lives.  I look forward to a wonderful, fantastic, amazing, and super school year.  I expect Alleghany High School to be considered the best high school in the world. To be the best high school our staff, students, and the community will work together as a professional learning community to continue to improve skills, instruction, character, communication, teamwork, and pride for our family! I expect our staff and students to utilize current and future cutting edge technology as tools to help our school reach global success. I want us to promote, advertise, yell, scream, holler, and praise the successes and great things our school family accomplishes throughout the school year.  My goal is that when people hear Alleghany High School Mountaineers they immediately think of our students as being tremendous workers, thinkers, and achievers.  I want it to resonate with everyone that our high school family is a guide for the entire world!

    Every school year is a journey with various twists and turns along the way. It is my responsibility, as the instructional leader, to focus on individual and school success. The reality is Alleghany High School is more than just a group of students, staff, and the community; we are family pulling and pushing each other to succeed today, tomorrow, and all days ahead! Throughout my many years of education, two things I know for certain: 1. It truly does take a village to raise a child. 2. It takes the teamwork of the entire community to make our school successful and a guiding force to lifelong learning! I am very happy and pleased to have the opportunity to interact with the students, staff, and community to make Alleghany High School the greatest school in the world.

    Alleghany County Public Schools and Alleghany High School have always been about Teaching, Learning, and Caring (T.L.C.). I have been invested in Alleghany High School since my freshman year back in 1984.  The success of the faculty, students, parents, and community are extremely important to my everyday life and existence. I am going to do everything within my power to get everyone to strive to be the best!

    I encourage you to support the school through our many booster clubs and advisory panels. The AHS Parent Advisory Council and Parent-Teacher-Student Organization meet the last Monday of each month. We will discuss strategic planning as well as immediate issues that will assist in making our school excellent. (Dates listed below).   The Mountaineer Athletic Club, Band Boosters, and Choir Boosters meet periodically throughout the year supporting extracurricular programs. Check the school’s website and local paper for dates.   I also encourage the entire community to attend our Project Based “What the Tech is going on at Alleghany High School Extravaganza” on November 13, 2018!

Parent Advisory Meeting:
@500pm in the AHS Library
31 AUG 18
24 SEP 18
​29 OCT 18
​26 NOV 18
​28 JAN 19
​25 MAR 19
​29 APR 19

AHS Administrators

Thomas Dobbs  Assistant Principal
Kelly Huff Assistant Principal
Karen Staunton Assistant Principal & Athletic Director
Dwayne Ross Principal