Academic Coach Program

Asheville City Schools Foundation’s volunteer academic coaches assist students with a wide variety of tasks that support their educational success, including organizational skills, navigation of the educational system, relationship building, preparing for exams, homework help, literacy and math skills and other tools necessary to excel at school. Academic coaches commit to working with a student during the school day, one hour per week for one school year. ACSF provides training and ongoing support.

Student Support Coordinator for ACSF Terri Wells shares, “Our academic coaches provide a mentoring relationship to students, while also assisting them with their academic needs. Many of our coaches choose to continue their supportive role throughout their students’ school years. I commend and appreciate their dedication and caring.”

If you are interested in providing a supportive role to an Asheville City Schools student, contact Terri Wells—who recruits, screens and trains volunteers—by e-mailing or calling 350-6135. Additional information may be found at

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