8:45 Arrival & Carpool begins
9:10 A reminder bell rings
9:15 Instruction begins

3:45 Dismissal begins

Teresa Caswell, Principal
Benjamin Cline, Assistant Principal
Niko Schutte, Assistant Principal

11555 Green Level Church Road, Cary, NC 27519
(P) 919.544.2474
(F) 919.544.6545

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Alston Ridge Elementary School

Kingergarten Registration and Orientation: Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-2017 school year can be completed Monday-Thursday from 10 AM-2 PM in the main office. See our flyer for more information, and check out our Principal's phone-message to all families and the WCPSS Student Assignment website. Kindergarten Orientation will be May 4th, at 10 AM for last names A-L and at 1:30 PM for last names M-Z. If you were not able to attend, information from Orientation is available in the Orientation Presentation that was shared on May 4th.

Middle School Orientation: Mills Park Middle School will hold Rising 6th Grade Orientation on April 19 (Last names A-M) and April 20 (Last names N-Z). Other area middle schools will also be holding Orientations soon.

Single Subject Acceleration: Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) is the practice of assigning a student to a higher-grade level than is typical for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities. SSA allows students to show mastery of the content of a course without having taken the course. For example, a parent could nominate his/her child to skip a grade level of content in either Language Arts OR Mathematics.Nomination windows for SSA for 2016-17 will open by tracks. Track 1: 4/15-4/28, Track 2: 4/20-5/3, Tracks 3 & 4: 5/12-5/25. More information is available at through WCPSS AIG Acceleration.

2016-17 Track Change Request Period: The track-change request period for the 2016-2017 school year has closed. The ability of the school to honor track change requests is limited to the space available on the requested track. Few track change requests are anticipated year-to-year due to continuing growth.

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WCPSS Progress Reports: Wake County has released progress reports for all schools for the 2014-2015 school year. We are proud of our students' outstanding achievement! See detailed report for Alston Ridge here.

Alston Ridge Afterschool Programming: A variety of community-based programs will begin offering fee-based afterschool programming for Alston Ridge students. Programs include the Alston Ridge Band, TGA Tennis and Golf, and Young Rembrandts Drawing Program. Information about registration is available on the program website.

School Tours: School tours are available each month for families interested in learning more about Alston Ridge. If you plan to come and tour the school please call to let our main office staff know to expect you! Tours will begin at 12 PM on the following dates: Wednesdays--04/13, 05/18, 06/08.

School Progress Reports: The NC Board of Education has released letter grades for the performance of all public schools in North Carolina. In order to help families and community members understand the data used to grade schools, Wake County Public Schools has developed school progress reports.


Through a nurturing culture of acceptance and excellence, Alston Ridge Elementary School will provide a relevant and rigorous education to inspire environmentally aware, well-rounded 21st Century learners.


Alston Ridge provides a respectful environment that empowers teachers' and students' passion for lifelong learning utilizing a variety of experiences such as teamwork, modeling, hands-on-learning, using technology, leadership and individual growth through differentiated instruction.


At Alston Ridge Elementary School we believe: