You Need to Know

Financial Aid Night- November 16, 2017- PHS auditorium

posted Sep 20, 2017, 9:29 AM by Robert L Patton High School

PHS will host a Financial Aid Night on November 16, 2017 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in the PHS auditorium.  Information will be presented about completing the FAFSA form which is critical in applying for most financial aid opportunities at any post-secondary institution.  Additional information about scholarship and grant opportunities will also be discussed.  All families are welcome but junior and senior students who are bound for a two or four year college and their families will find this presentation most helpful.

Vocal Lens Photo Contest

posted Sep 20, 2017, 6:37 AM by Robert L Patton High School

Please see the information below to win the Vocal Lens Photo Contest sponsored by ​Carolinas​ ​HealthCare​ ​System​ ​Blue​ ​Ridge​ ​Arts​ ​in​ ​Medicine.

Governor's School 2018

posted Sep 20, 2017, 6:32 AM by Robert L Patton High School   [ updated Sep 20, 2017, 9:27 AM ]

Any 10th or 11th grade student interested in applying for the 2018 NC Governor’s School Program should sign up with Ms. Debnam in the Guidance Dept. by October 2, 2017. Governor’s School is a six-week residential summer program for academically and/or artistically high achieving students.  Interested students may see Ms. Debnam if you have any questions or you may go to the Governor’s School website at for more information.  

PSAT- Wednesday, October 11, 2017

posted Sep 11, 2017, 4:40 PM by Robert L Patton High School

The PSAT will be given this year on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Patton High School.   The PSAT is a preparatory test for the SAT College Board Exam but it is not a mandatory exam.  Any interested 9th or 10th grade student who has completed Math II or who is currently enrolled in Math II 1st or 2nd semester this year may sign up to take this test. Also, any 11th grade four-year college bound student should consider signing up to take this test.  PSAT scores earned in your 11th grade year may qualify you for a National Merit Scholarship.  The cost of the exam for all students is $15.00.  Any student interested in taking this exam should see Ms. Cansler in the Guidance Office to sign up no later than 3:00pm on September 20th.  You should bring your $15.00 in at the same time you see Ms. Cansler.  

PHS Tardy Policy

posted Aug 25, 2017, 6:47 AM by Robert L Patton High School   [ updated Sep 15, 2017, 8:14 AM ]


Students will be counted tardy if they are not inside the classroom when the tardy bell sounds. Accumulation of Tardies is done on a period by period basis. A student may be late (tardy) to each class one time and will technically have 4 accumulated tardies, but disciplinary action begins with the 2nd tardy to the same class. The actions specified below are for tardies to any single class or to advisement. Students who are not in 1st period or who arrive at school after 8:10 AM must receive a tardy note from the office and be admitted to class.

1st Tardy- Warning from the classroom teacher

2nd Tardy- Teacher notifies parents of consequences of additional tardies.

3rd Tardy- 30 minute detention with teacher.

4th Tardy- Administrative Referral – 1 Lunch Detention

5th Tardy- Administrative Referral – 1 day of “Period” ISS for the period where the tardiness occurred.

6th Tardy- Administrative Referral – Required parent conference at school. 2 days of “Period” ISS.

7th Tardy- 1-3 FULL days ISS, loss of parking privileges for 10 days if the student drives to school and they are late for their first class of the day.

Supplemental/Parent Paid Insurance

posted Jul 27, 2017, 7:38 AM by Robert L Patton High School

On our website under PHS Documents (and attached) parents may find information documents (with tiers and costs) and an enrollment flyer on parent paid student insurance that is offered each year. The enrollment flyer is available in English and Spanish. If parents are interested in purchasing this insurance for their child (it is on a voluntary basis), they will need to sign up online. No money or checks should be sent to the school. All signups, payments, etc.are completed on the insurance website.  

Universal Free Breakfast

posted Mar 14, 2017, 5:26 AM by Robert L Patton High School

Beginning Tuesday, March 14th, ALL schools will be Universal (Free) Breakfast.  All students regardless of meal status, will be allowed to eat breakfast for free.  

Virtual Job Shadow for GEAR UP Students

posted Feb 17, 2017, 11:22 AM by Robert L Patton High School   [ updated Aug 1, 2017, 8:17 AM ]

Virtual Job Shadow                                              

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Not sure what you want to do after high school?? Let Virtual Job Shadow help you figure that out!

Virtual Job Shadow is an online career planning and career exploration resource that provides all the tools and resources for charting your career path by choice, not chance. It's highly engaging, fun, and works on any computer, tablet, or smartphone, making job shadowing a unique digital experience! Features include: Job Shadow Videos, College & University Search, Career Search, Job and Internship Search, Resume Builder, and more!

Student login Information Username: PowerSchool ID Password: jobshadow                                                     


Virtual Job Shadow

What is it?

Virtual Job Shadow is an online career planning and career exploration resource that provides all the tools and resources for charting your career path by choice, not chance. It's highly engaging, fun, and works on any computer, tablet, or smartphone, making job shadowing a unique digital experience! Features include: Digital Job Shadow Videos, Post Secondary School Search, Career Search, Job and Internship Search, Resume Builder, and Interactive Teacher Tools and Lessons.

Why are we providing this resource?

Virtual Job Shadow can assist GEAR UP in reaching several performance indicators.

  • Students will apply to at least 4 colleges that match their GPA and SAT/ACT level.

  • Students will report an increased knowledge of how to apply to college.

  • More students will aspire to at least a 2- or 4- year degree.

  • Families will report increased knowledge of how to support students in choosing an appropriate college.

Who is eligible for this service?

All GEAR UP students are eligible to use Virtual Job Shadow. Each student has a unique username (Powerschool ID #) and same password (jobshadow). If you have any issues with a student logging in, please contact:

Mandie Pennell (828)244-9481 -

What are ways this can be implemented at GEAR UP schools?

The possibilities for using Virtual Job Shadow are endless because it is accessible 24/7 from anywhere for students. A few suggestions include:

  • Supplemental curriculum to career education or GEAR UP 101

  • Media centers in school libraries

  • Parent night activity

  • Any class that wants to connect content to careers

When can students begin to access this program?

Students can begin accessing the program today.

What support is available when using Virtual Job Shadow?

Jonathan Carpenter is the program expert at Appalachian State. He is available for additional training through webinars or visits to counties and can answer questions through email at

What do administrators have to say?

" allows students to explore career options through the eyes of industry experts without leaving their classrooms or homes. Whether they are in 6th grade just learning about various careers or in high school truly investigating and researching careers, this tool helps them see the day-to-day lives of actual company employees and highlights not only their daily tasks, but what type of skills they use and their pathways to achieving their careers. The tools puts a personal touch and actually allows students to understand the careers better.

Students can also watch the videos at home with their parents/guardians and have key conversations around topics such as: Would I like a career like this? What type of post-secondary school would I like to attend? Do I need to earn an industry credential in high school? What types of classes do I need to take in high school to prepare me for this career?”

- Crystal Cheek   Director of Career Technical Education, Buncombe County Schools, Asheville NC

GEAR UP Students **Free Tutoring for all 9th & 10th graders**

posted Feb 17, 2017, 11:20 AM by Robert L Patton High School   [ updated Aug 1, 2017, 8:15 AM ]

GEAR UP Students! (Current 9th & 10th Graders for 2017-2018)

Need help with your homework? Want to take a practice quiz to help you study or prepare for testing? Try Online Tutoring and Homework Help/appstatetutorcomappstate.bmp


Username: Your PowerSchool ID

Password: gearup

Did you know that all BCPS 9th & 10th graders have FREE access to tutors online?  The Appalachian State GEAR UP program offers you 24/7 tutoring assistance in algebra, English, biology, and over 40 other subjects including honors classes!  You can also upload a paper and within 24 hours, receive a critique of your paper with suggestions on how to improve it! All you have to do is log in to: and use your Powerschool ID as your username and ‘gearup’ as your password. Get live help from an online tutor today!


Registration Powerpoints/Information for Parents

posted Mar 9, 2016, 11:01 AM by Robert L Patton High School

Please click on the links below for registration information. 

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