Principal's Message

      Welcome to the 2019-2020 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 is also on of the school division chosen to be part of the Virginia is learners cohorts (  to help shape Education in Virginia and the Nations. We want to make our students  are successful along with being the the example for others to follow to future success.  The profile of a Virginia Graduate wants to make sure all students in Virginia have the Five C's (critical thinking, creative thinking, communication, collaboration and citizenship skills), and Alleghany High School is going to be a leader with our Great Students, Staff, Parents, and Community.  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  and Problem Based, Student Driven, Show Case, and Excellence at the Alleghany High School Extravaganza” on November 12, 2019!

Parent Advisory Meeting:
@500pm in the AHS Library

26 AUG 19 - 5:00pm

31 AUG 19 - AHS  Parent Advisory representative for PAC Due

30 SEP 19  - 5:00pm

28 OCT 19  - 5:00pm

25 NOV 19  - 5:00pm

27 JAN 20  - 5:00pm

24 FEB 20  - 5:00pm

30 MAR 20  - 5:00pm

27 APR 20  - 5:00pm  

Superintendent’s Parent Advisory (PAC):

     09 SEP 19 - Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Comm (PAC) 6:30pm

08 OCT 19 - Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Comm (PAC) 6:30pm

 04 NOV 19 - Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Comm (PAC) 6:30pm

10 FEB 20 - Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Comm (PAC) 6:30pm

    10  MAR 20 - Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Comm (PAC) 6:30pm  06 APR 20 - Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Comm (PAC) 6:30pm

AHS Mountaineer


Jared Brown   Assistant Principal & Activities Director 
Lucas Conner Assistant Principal
Karen Staunton Assistant Principal 
Dwayne Ross Principal