High Country Academy is the premier local tutoring service in Watauga, Avery, and Ashe counties of North Carolina. 



Are you looking for a diagnostic assessment that provides detailed information about your child's academic standing in reading or math? We can help!



Private tutoring is available for students in grades K-12. We focus on math, reading, writing, Spanish, French, SAT/ACT/GRE prep, and more!

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Looking to boost your SAT, ACT, or GRE score?  Let us help! SAT, ACT, and GRE prep instruction is offered year round via online and face-to-face options.   Check out our test prep packages!

5 Major Steps

Do you have a high school student who is starting to think about college and careers?  Sign them up for our 5 Major Steps workshop on August 1st and 2nd from 6:00-8:30 p.m.

The 5 Major Steps workshop is divided into five sessions:

  • Personality Assessment
  • Career Assessment
  • Understanding the Job Market
  • Financial Considerations
  • Mapping Your Path

Students will leave with an action plan equipping them to make the most of their high school years and maximize their college investment.  




SAT Prep Course

Fall 2017

Do you have a high school student who will be taking the SAT at WHS on October 7th?  This course is for them!  Set them up for success by enrolling them in our SAT Prep Course.

The 16-hour course includes 12 classroom hours, 1 practice test, a workbook, and unlimited access to our online platform for one year.  The course will be taught by our test expert who has extensive experience helping students raise their scores.


Saturday, September 9th
Saturday, September 16th
Saturday, September 23rd*
Saturday, September 30th

*All classes will meet from 10:00-2:30 except for the practice test on Saturday, September 23rd which will be from 8:00-12:00.  A 30-minute lunch break will be provided during classroom/instructional days.


$350 per student


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**One-on-one SAT and ACT prep is available year-round.  Contact us for additional details.

Our tutors can help your child prepare for an upcoming test, complete their homework, or any other last minute academic need. 


À la carte tutoring does not require a one-month commitment like regular tutoring.

One-time sessions are $50 per hour.  

To schedule a one-time session, click below and complete the form.