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SCHOOLS (A-E) BY COUNTY

ALAMANCE

Clover Garden
Clover Garden School will foster community, generate enthusiasm, challenge students academically, and produce successful citizens.

County: Alamance
Grade Span: K-12
Year Approved: 2001
Year Open: 2001

School Administrator: Walter Finnigan
School Administrator Phone: 336.264.9447

Address: 2454 Altamahaw-Union Ridge Rd
 Burlington, NC 27217
 336.264.9447 (phone)
 336.586.9477 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Deanna Townsend-Smith / Darrell Johnson / Robin Kendall
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3263 / 919.807.3916 / 919.807.3457

River Mill Academy
Allow serious students the opportunity to become confident, well-rounded individuals, prepared for a successful future while providing a safe and positive environment.

County: Alamance
Grade Span: K-12
Year Approved: 1998
Year Open: 1998

School Administrator: Jeff Dishmon
School Administrator Phone: 336.229.0909

Address: PO Box 1450 1242 South Main St
 Graham, NC 27253
 336.229.0909 (phone)
 336.229.9975 (fax)

DPI Consultant: www.rivermill-academy.org
DPI Consultant Phone: Deanna Townsend-Smith / Darrell Johnson / Robin Kendall
Consultant Visits: 919.807.3263 / 919.807.3916 / 919.807.3457

The Hawbridge School
A welcoming and innovative small school, The Hawbridge School is located in a restored mill beside the Haw River, where students participate in river stewardship projects, environmental science research, and canoeing classes. An excellent faculty, a focus on science and art, and a connected community are the school's essential qualities.

County: Alamance
Grade Span: 6-12
Year Approved: 1998
Year Open: 1998

School Administrator: Robert Kreiner
School Administrator Phone: 336.376.1122

Address: PO Box 162
 Saxapahaw, NC 27340
 336.376.1122 (phone)
 336.376.6996 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Deanna Townsend-Smith / Darrell Johnson / Robin Kendall
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3263 / 919.807.3916 / 919.807.3457

AVERY

Grandfather Academy
Provide special educational opportunities for students who have been estranged by emotional, sexual or other abuse.

County: Avery
Grade Span: K-12
Year Approved: 1997
Year Open: 1997

School Administrator: Laura Stone
School Administrator Phone: 828.897.4581

Address: PO Box 98
 Banner Elk, NC 28604
 828.897.4581 (phone)
 828.898.3849 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Cande Honeycutt / Shannon Sellers
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3493 / 919.807.3634

Marjorie Williams Academy (formerly Crossnore Academy)
Crossnore Academy offers a stable, emotionally supportive, educational environment for children who are academically delayed. Our goal is to empower the child to achieve his or her real academic and social potential.

County: Avery
Grade Span: K-12
Year Approved: 1999
Year Open: 1999

School Administrator: Cyndi Austin
School Administrator Phone: 828.733.5241

Address: PO Box 309
 Crossnore, NC 28616-0249
 828.733.5241 (phone)
 828.737.7915 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Cande Honeycutt / Shannon Sellers
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3493 / 919.807.3634

BEAUFORT

Washington Montessori
Washington Montessori is committed to the development of the whole child, enabling him to draw upon all his gifts and reach his greatest potential. We encourage personal responsibility both socially and academically. Each child is allowed freedom of choice and is offered guidance in setting individual goals. Our mission is to inspire academic excellence; to nurture curiosity, creativity, and imagination, and to do so within an environment rich with warmth, kindness and respect.

County: Beaufort
Grade Span: K-8
Year Approved: 2000
Year Open: 2000

School Administrator: Austin Smigel
School Administrator Phone: 252.946.1977

Address: 2330 Old Bath Hwy
 Washington, NC 27889
 252.946.1977 (phone)
 252.946.5938 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Lisa Swinson
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3495

BERTIE

Heritage Collegiate Leadership Academy
Heritage Collegiate Leadership Academy of Bertie County is committed to the cultivation of powerful, versatile, and motivated learners empowered to become college-educated leaders whose contributions to the world inspire greatness in themselves and others through virtue, wisdom, courage and intellectual rigor.

County: Bertie
Grade Span: K-3
Year Approved: 2013
Year Open: 2014

School Administrator: Kashi Nelson
School Administrator Phone: 252.325.3933

Address: 118-B County Farm Rd
 Windsor, NC 27983
 252.325.3933 (phone)

DPI Consultant: Kebbler Williams / Shannon Sellers
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3598 / 919.807.3634

BLADEN

Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy
The mission of Paul Brown Academy is to serve it’s students through a commitment to excellence in an education that serves today, tomorrow, and the future by providing an academically rich program that encompasses all skill sets for life: reading, communication, critical and creative thinking, problem solving, work ethic, integrity, physical wellness, and leadership.

County: Bladen
Grade Span: 6-10
Year Approved: 2012
Year Open: 2013

School Administrator: Carl Lloyd
School Administrator Phone: 910.862.4868

Address: 1360 Martin Luther King Dr
 Elizabethtown, NC 28337
 910.862.4868 (phone)

DPI Consultant: Lisa Swinson
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3495

BRUNSWICK

Charter Day
The Mission of Charter Day School is to teach children the rules and techniques for effective expression and communication in the arts and sciences so that they are able to communicate, by these arts and sciences, our understandings of the universe and our role in it. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality educational experience in a safe, clean, spirited, and morally strong environment.

County: Brunswick
Grade Span: K-8
Year Approved: 2000
Year Open: 2000

School Administrator: Lisa Edwards
School Administrator Phone: 910.655.1215

Address: 7055 Bacon's Way
 Leland, NC 28451
 910.655.1215 (phone)
 910.655.1549 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Lisa Swinson
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3495

South Brunswick Charter School
The mission of South Brunswick Charter School is, for the next generation, to: *teach the rules and techniques for effective expression and communication in the arts and sciences,*communicate an understanding of the universe and our role in it, and *instill a love of learning and discovery, justifying a life-long dedication to health, truth, and virtue. Students will be prepared to become globally competitive citizens in any endeavor they choose.

County: Brunswick
Grade Span: K-2
Year Approved: 2013
Year Open: 2014

School Administrator: Michelle Mena
School Administrator Phone: 910.641.4042

Address: 4128 Vanessa Dr
 Southport, NC 28461
 910.641.4042 (phone)

DPI Consultant: Kebbler Williams / Shannon Sellers
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3598 / 919.807.3634

BUNCOMBE

ArtSpace Charter
At ArtSpace Charter School students learn core content subjects (math, language arts, science and social studies) through the arts (dance, drama, music and visual art). Academic skills and concepts are applied and experienced in artistic contexts. Arts Integration allows students to explore their acquired knowledge and skills, while providing teachers the opportunity to authentically assess student learning. The school offers a complete education through integrated curricula based on the visual and performing arts, utilizing an experiential approach. We believe in a family oriented, cooperative approach to education that encourages parental involvement and community relationships to nurture responsive citizenship.

County: Buncombe
Grade Span: K-8
Year Approved: 2000
Year Open: 2001

School Administrator: Lori Cozzi
School Administrator Phone: 828.298.2787

Address: 2030 US Hwy 70
 Swannanoa, NC 28778-8211
 828.298.2787 (phone)
 828.298.6221 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Kebbler Williams
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3598

Evergreen Community Charter
Evergreen Community Charter School is a learning community committed to the pursuit of excellence in the holistic education of mind, body, and spirit. We prepare students for successful lifelong learning, environmental responsibility, and service. We value the voice of every member of our community. Evergreen offers an academically challenging, developmentally appropriate, experiential, holistic, child-centered education. We strive to nurture a life-long passion for learning as we challenge our community to discover their individual gifts, to honor their inner worth, to strive for excellence, to pursue respectful and ethical relationships with themselves and others, and to find their own path of service. Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound (ELOB) emphasizes hands-on, project-based instruction to encourage high academic achievement and personal growth. We embrace the Positive Discipline model of character development and classroom management which, with natural and logical consequences, promotes personal responsibility. The progress of students is evaluated through multiple criteria assessment strategies and a work sampling portfolio system linked to the North Carolina standards.

County: Buncombe
Grade Span: K-8
Year Approved: 1999
Year Open: 1999

School Administrator: Dr Susan Gottfried
School Administrator Phone: 828.298.2173

Address: 50 Bell Rd
 Asheville, NC 28805
 828.298.2173 (phone)
 828.298.2269 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Kebbler Williams
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3598

Francine Delany New School for Children
Francine Delany New School for Children teaches using authentic learning materials and individualized instruction, rather than textbooks and pre-programmed curricula. Students read in self-chosen age- and ability-appropriate novels, write on self-chosen topics, use primary sources for research, and use manipulatives to study math concepts. This method of teaching requires small classroom sizes and a strong sense of personal accountability from each student.

County: Buncombe
Grade Span: K-8
Year Approved: 1997
Year Open: 1997

School Administrator: Buffy Fowler
School Administrator Phone: 828.236.9441

Address: 119 Brevard Rd
 Asheville, NC 28806
 828.236.9441 (phone)
 828.236.9442 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Kebbler Williams
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3598

INVEST COLLEGIATE (Buncombe)
At INVEST COLLEGIATE, we imagine, we nurture, we value, we engage, we sustain, we transform as we champion opportunities in leadership and learning -- embracing greatness, inspiring achievement within a telescopic environment.

County: Buncombe
Grade Span: K-6,9-10
Year Approved: 2013
Year Open: 2014

School Administrator: Jennifer Townley

Address: 1000 Brevard Rd
 Asheville, NC 28806

DPI Consultant: Kebbler Williams / Shannon Sellers
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3598 / 919.807.3634

The Franklin School of Innovation
The Franklin School of Innovation (FSI) is preparing the next generation of leaders, capable of solving problems and participating effectively and ethically as local and global citizens. Through challenging academics, real-world learning, and community engagement, our students discover their potential, develop persistence, and recognize the value of others. Our graduates are ready for the future they will create.

County: Buncombe
Grade Span: 6-9
Year Approved: 2013
Year Open: 2014

School Administrator: Michelle Vruwink
School Administrator Phone: 828.490.1661

Address: 21 Innovation Dr
 Asheville, NC 28806
 828.490.1661 (phone)

DPI Consultant: Kebbler Williams / Shannon Sellers
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3598 / 919.807.3634

BURKE

The New Dimensions
The mission of The New Dimensions School is to create learning environments that support children in becoming producers of their own learning, and in the process learn to love learning.

County: Burke
Grade Span: K-8
Year Approved: 2001
Year Open: 2001

School Administrator: Larry Wilkerson
School Administrator Phone: 828.437.5753

Address: 550 Lenoir Rd
 Morganton, NC 28655
 828.437.5753 (phone)
 828.437.2980 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Cande Honeycutt / Shannon Sellers
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3493 / 919.807.3634

CABARRUS

A.C.E Academy
A.C.E. Academy will equip students from all backgrounds to succeed in the college and career of their choice by driving academic excellence, developing strong character, and instilling an entrepreneurial mindset.

County: Cabarrus
Grade Span: K-5
Year Approved: 2013
Year Open: 2014

School Administrator: Laila Minott
School Administrator Phone: 888.244.6511

Address: 8810 Hickory Ridge Rd
 Harrisburg, NC 28075
 888.244.6511 (phone)

DPI Consultant: Kebbler Williams / Shannon Sellers
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3598 / 919.807.3634

Cabarrus Charter Academy
Build a rigorous and productive learning environment where students can reach their academic potential and where teachers set clear educational goals. A focus on citizenship and experimental learning through community engagement will be present at every grade level Building upon this foundation enables students from all socioeconomic levels to realize their academic and personal potential and to prepare to enter, compete, and succeed as students, and, later, as professionals.

County: Cabarrus
Grade Span: K-6
Year Approved: 2012
Year Open: 2013

School Administrator: Kevin Senter (Interim)
School Administrator Phone: 704.789.2500

Address: 355 Poplar Crossing Dr NW
 Concord, NC 28077
 704.789.2500 (phone)

DPI Consultant: Deanna Townsend-Smith / Darrell Johnson / Robin Kendall
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3263 / 919.807.3916 / 919.807.3457

Carolina International School
Carolina International School is a college preparatory public charter school in Harrisburg offering grades K-10 in 2007-08 and adding a grade each year to be a full K-12 school. Our educational program emphasizes international education, environmental studies, and inquiry-based, project-centered learning on a 36-acre wooded campus with streams and natural wetlands.

County: Cabarrus
Grade Span: K-12
Year Approved: 2003
Year Open: 2004

School Administrator: Donna Harkey, K-5; Sally Reynolds, 6-10
School Administrator Phone: 704.455.3847

Address: 8810 Hickory Ridge Rd
 Harrisburg, NC 28075
 704.455.3847 (phone)
 704.455.4672 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Deanna Townsend-Smith / Darrell Johnson / Robin Kendall
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3263 / 919.807.3916 / 919.807.3457

CARTERET

Tiller School
Tiller School is an educational community that fosters life-long learners. This is accomplished through an academic curriculum that embraces the highest standards of achievement as well as a social curriculum that requires each student's commitment toward global citizenship. The school is dedicated to nurturing the curiosity, creativity and motivation to learn which exists in every child and adult.

County: Carteret
Grade Span: K-5
Year Approved: 1998
Year Open: 1998

School Administrator: Virginia Jones
School Administrator Phone: 252.728.1995

Address: 1950 Hwy 70 E
 Beaufort, NC 28516
 252.728.1995 (phone)
 252.728.3711 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Lisa Swinson
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3495

CHATHAM

Chatham Charter
Chatham Charter School was among the first 37 schools who gained charter status back in July of 1997.Over time our enrollment has grown from 120 to currently 274 students in grades K-8. Chatham Charter School serves students from the Siler City area, several from all over Chatham County and a few from Randolph, Lee and Wake County.

County: Chatham
Grade Span: K-8
Year Approved: 1997
Year Open: 1997

School Administrator: John Eldridge
School Administrator Phone: 919.742.4550

Address: PO Box 245
 Siler City, NC 27344
 919.742.4550 (phone)
 919.742.2518 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Deanna Townsend-Smith / Darrell Johnson / Robin Kendall
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3263 / 919.807.3916 / 919.807.3457

The Woods Charter
County: Chatham
Grade Span: K-12
Year Approved: 1998
Year Open: 1998

School Administrator: Cotton Bryan
School Administrator Phone: 919.960.8353

Address: 160 Woodland Grove Lane
 Chapel Hill, NC 27516
 919.960.8353 (phone)
 919.960.0133 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Deanna Townsend-Smith / Darrell Johnson / Robin Kendall
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3263 / 919.807.3916 / 919.807.3457

Willow Oak Montessori
Willow Oak Montessori strives to assist children in achieving their unique potential as responsible global citizens by nurturing self-confidence and independent decision making in a stimulating, creative, and diverse Montessori community.

County: Chatham
Grade Span: 1-3
Year Approved: 2012
Year Open: 2013

School Administrator: Pete Rubinas
School Administrator Phone: 919.240.7787

Address: 50101 Governors Dr Ste 170
 Chapel Hill, NC 27517
 919.240.7787 (phone)
 919.869.1790 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Deanna Townsend-Smith / Darrell Johnson / Robin Kendall
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3263 / 919.807.3916 / 919.807.3457

CHEROKEE

Learning Center
The Learning Center is a K-7th, expanding to 8th, school that is known for its innovative methods of teaching and promoting creative programs and approaches to learning. The multi-learning style approach to education uses the Four Blocks method for language arts, Houghton Mifflin math, and across-the-curriculum science, technology and social studies programs. Both Reading and Math Intervention Programs are offered during the school day and through after school programs. Our nationally recognized nutrition program offers many extras such as Small Bites, Super Snack and Garden-Based Learning. Other extras include the Elective Program offering Sting Instruments, Chorus, Geography Bowl, Chess and Math Club, Mini and Middle REAL, Art, Project Green and Clean.

County: Cherokee
Grade Span: K-8
Year Approved: 1997
Year Open: 1997

School Administrator: Mary Jo Dyer
School Administrator Phone: 828.835.7240

Address: 945 Conaheeta St
 Murphy, NC 28906
 828.835.7240 (phone)
 828.835.9471 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Kebbler Williams
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3598

CLEVELAND

Pinnacle Classical Academy
Pinnacle Classical Academy will provide all students with a premier college preparatory education built on the foundation of the Core Knowledge Sequence, emphases of STEM courses and 21st Century Skills, good citizenship and classical education in collaboration with committed parents, inspiring educators and motivated students.

County: Cleveland
Grade Span: K-6
Year Approved: 2012
Year Open: 2013

School Administrator: Danielle Robertson
School Administrator Phone: 704.740.4040

Address: 900 S Post Rd
 Shelby, NC 28152
 704.740.4040 (phone)
 704.482.5527 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Deanna Townsend-Smith / Darrell Johnson / Robin Kendall
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3263 / 919.807.3916 / 919.807.3457

COLUMBUS

Columbus Charter School
Traditional caring environment that emphasizes traditional values & direct instructional methods; Unites & balances all subjects -- language, math, art, music, history & sciences -- by teaching each as method for expressing ideas with standard rules and classical examples for study in each area.

County: Columbus
Grade Span: K-7
Year Approved: 2006
Year Open: 2007

School Administrator: Steve Smith
School Administrator Phone: 910.641.4042

Address: 35 Bacon's Way
 Whiteville, NC 28472
 910.641.4042 (phone)
 910.641.4043 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Lisa Swinson
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3495

Flemington Academy
Our mission is to provide individualized education in a strength-based approach that addresses each student's unique learning style, cultivates lifelong learning and promotes the building of character, allowing them to give back to their communities in a meaningful way.

County: Columbus
Grade Span: 6-12
Year Approved: 2012
Year Open: 2013

School Administrator: Tom Simmons
School Administrator Phone: 910.646.3083

Address: 400 Flemington Dr
 Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450
 910.646.3083 (phone)
 910.646.4934 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Lisa Swinson
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3495

STEM Education for a Global Society Academy (SEGS)
SEGS Academy is a high quality, innovative school initially serving students in grades K-6 and gradually expanding to serve students through grade 12. The school’s mission is to provide specialized supports and innovative instruction with an emphasis on students acquiring skills in science, technology, engineering, and math.

County: Columbus
Grade Span: K-7
Year Approved: 2012
Year Open: 2013

School Administrator: Annmarie Johnson
School Administrator Phone: 910.655.4061

Address: 44 Dream Ave
 Delco, NC 28436
 910.655.4061 (phone)

DPI Consultant: Lisa Swinson
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3495

CUMBERLAND

Alpha Academy
The mission of Alpha Academy is to provide a safe environment that prepares and motivates all students to become outstanding leaders in the community while reaching their greatest potentials through academic excellence and exceptional character.

County: Cumberland
Grade Span: K-8
Year Approved: 2000
Year Open: 2000

School Administrator: Eugene Slocum
School Administrator Phone: 910.223.7711

Address: 8030 Raeford Rd / PO Box 35476
 Fayetteville, NC 28304
 910.223.7711 (phone)
 910.678.9011 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Lisa Swinson
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3495

The Capitol Encore Academy
The Capitol Encore Academy will develop artists who inspire others with principles of design and artful thinking through the integration of academic excellence, virtuous character and disciplined artistry.

County: Cumberland
Grade Span: K-5
Year Approved: 2013
Year Open: 2014

School Administrator: Sylvia Adamzyck

Address: 126 Hay St
 Fayetteville , NC 28301

DPI Consultant: Kebbler Williams / Shannon Sellers
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3598 / 919.807.3634

CURRITUCK

Water's Edge Village School
Water's Edge Village School (WEVS, pronounced waves) provides a unique education to students on the Northern Outer Banks, an isolated coastal community rich in natural resources and environmentally focused organizations. With the support of a community deeply invested in the success of a local school and grounded in partnerships with children and families, WEVS provides a rigorous, child-centered learning environment. Leadership principles and an academically challenging, integrated, hands-on curriculum empower students by instilling a sense of social and environmental responsibility while nurturing both body and mind.

County: Currituck
Grade Span: K-6
Year Approved: 2011
Year Open: 2012

School Administrator: Meghan Agresto
School Administrator Phone: 252.455.9449

Address: PO Box 215
 Corolla, NC 27927
 252.455.9449 (phone)

DPI Consultant: Lisa Swinson
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3495

DURHAM

Carter Community
Carter Community School has developed a curriculum, at the core of which is the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. This curriculum focuses on the development of economic and financially literate students. Students will be engaged in relevant learning experiences that will help them better understand the why behind what they are required to learn. Students will begin to see and make connections to the application of knowledge in the real world.

County: Durham
Grade Span: K-8
Year Approved: 1998
Year Open: 1998

School Administrator: Brian Crawford
School Administrator Phone: 919.797.2340

Address: 1955 W Cornwallis Rd
 Durham, NC 27705
 919.797.2340 (phone)
 919.797.2343 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Cande Honeycutt / Shannon Sellers
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3493 / 919.807.3634

Global Scholars Academy
The mission of the Global Scholars Academy (GSA) is to improve educational outcomes and the overall life chances of youth in grades K through 8 who are at the greatest risk of academic failure due to significant social, economic, and educational challenges -- individually and in their family, neighborhood, and community environments. The young people we strive to serve reside primarily, but not exclusively, in neighborhoods characterized by high rates of persistent and concentrated poverty, joblessness, and a range of other social ills (including gang activity, drug dealing, and other criminal behavior). Through a host of academic and social cultural enrichment activities anchored in a multidisciplinary, extended school day, and extended school year program format, GSA will prepare youth from these types of neighborhoods for attainable slots in high quality public high schools and prestigious preparatory high schools -- the gateways to the most competitive colleges and universities.

County: Durham
Grade Span: K-5
Year Approved: 2010
Year Open: 2011

School Administrator: Agatha Brown
School Administrator Phone: 919.682.5903

Address: 311 Dowd St
 Durham, NC 27701
 919.682.5903 (phone)
 919.956.8535 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Cande Honeycutt / Shannon Sellers
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3493 / 919.807.3634

Healthy Start Academy Charter
Healthy Start Academy is a tuition-free open enrollment public charter school. Students are accepted on a first-come first-served basis regardless of academic record. Parental involvement is promoted and encouraged. Teachers are given the tools to be innovative and to inspire excellence. Students are expected to come to school ready to learn and work hard.

County: Durham
Grade Span: K-8
Year Approved: 1997
Year Open: 1997

School Administrator: Jim McCormick
School Administrator Phone: 919.956.5599

Address: 807 W Chapel Hill St
 Durham, NC 27701
 919.956.5599 (phone)
 919.688.9027 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Cande Honeycutt / Shannon Sellers
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3493 / 919.807.3634

Kestrel Heights
Kestrel Heights School, founded in 1998 as a public charter school, serves students in grades 6-12 in the greater Durham area. We believe that all children can succeed in a safe and challenging environment that is dedicated to nurturing lifelong learners. By fostering a community with high expectations, modeling characteristics of responsible citizenship, and focusing on the development of the whole person, we believe we will help to create a great school for all children. Kestrel Heights School is associated in partnership with the Ackland Museum and the National Paideia Center at UNC Chapel Hill.

County: Durham
Grade Span: K-12
Year Approved: 1998
Year Open: 1998

School Administrator: Mark Tracy
School Administrator Phone: 919.484.1300

Address: 4700 S Alston Ave
 Durham, NC 27707
 919.484.1300 (phone)
 919.484.1355 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Cande Honeycutt / Shannon Sellers
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3493 / 919.807.3634

Maureen Joy Charter
County: Durham
Grade Span: K-8
Year Approved: 1997
Year Open: 1997

School Administrator: Alex Quigley
School Administrator Phone: 919.493.6056

Address: 107 S Drr St
 Durham, NC 27703
 919.493.6056 (phone)
 919.402.4263 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Cande Honeycutt / Shannon Sellers
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3493 / 919.807.3634

Reaching All Minds Academy
The mission of Reaching All Minds Academy is to prepare students to become productive citizens with the skills needed to solve complex problems, think critically, exhibit positive social competencies, and to function in a highly technological and global society. We believe that with hard work, strong teacher-student relationships, and community involvement, the school will develop young people into mature, sophisticated thinkers who will be prepared for rigorous future studies. Our belief is that instruction using real world experiences in a safe and orderly learning environment will result in well-prepared students who will make a positive difference in their communities.

County: Durham
Grade Span: K-3
Year Approved: 2013
Year Open: 2014

School Administrator: Thomas McKoy
School Administrator Phone: 919.596.1899

Address: 2703 Holloway St
 Durham , NC 27703
 919.596.1899 (phone)

DPI Consultant: Kebbler Williams / Shannon Sellers
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3598 / 919.807.3634

Research Triangle Charter Academy
Working in conjunction with parents and the Durham community, the Research Triangle Charter Academy mission is to become one of the finest elementary and middle schools in the country. We offer a challenging, character-based education through a rigorous curriculum with high academic and social expectations. Our school prioritizes the academic program and instructional time, so each student reads, computes and writes at or above grade level. We expect our students to master basic skills and to realize their full academic potential in preparation for higher education and adulthood.

County: Durham
Grade Span: K-8
Year Approved: 1999
Year Open: 1999

School Administrator: Devon Carson
School Administrator Phone: 919.957.7108

Address: 2013 Ellis Rd
 Durham, NC 27703-6127
 919.957.7108 (phone)
 919.957.9698 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Cande Honeycutt / Shannon Sellers
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3493 / 919.807.3634

Research Triangle High School
The mission of the Research Triangle High School is to increase access to globally competitive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education for students and teachers across North Carolina, by incubating, proving and scaling innovative models of teaching and learning

County: Durham
Grade Span: 9
Year Approved: 2011
Year Open: 2012

School Administrator: Eric Grunden
School Administrator Phone: 919.627.1290

Address: PO Box 13453 / 10 Park Dr
 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
 919.627.1290 (phone)
 919.998.3402 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Cande Honeycutt / Shannon Sellers
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3493 / 919.807.3634

The Central Park School for Children
The Central Park School for Children is committed to nurturing and guiding the natural eagerness of each child to explore, grow, and relate to others. The school is founded on three principles: that children are naturally full of life, power and confidence; that the best available research should guide our methods; and that children develop best in a community where curiosity, challenges and learning are valued. The school is creating a community of partners to guide, cherish and be amazed by the children.

County: Durham
Grade Span: K-5
Year Approved: 2002
Year Open: 2003

School Administrator: John Heffernan
School Administrator Phone: 919.682.1200

Address: 724 Foster St
 Durham, NC 27701
 919.682.1200 (phone)
 919.683.1261 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Cande Honeycutt / Shannon Sellers
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3493 / 919.807.3634

The Institute for the Development of Young Leaders (IDYL)
The Institute for the Development of Young Leaders: The Institute for the Development of Young Leaders (IDYL) provides a project based, child centered educational environment that is inspiring, intellectually stimulating, personally affirming and emotionally supportive. This setting will meet the needs of every individual child to be educated in a caring, stimulating, culturally competent setting. The setting is designed to empower students to be the owner of their educational experience and to use their gifts to benefit others.

County: Durham
Grade Span: K-5
Year Approved: 2012
Year Open: 2013

School Administrator: Yvette Monroe
School Administrator Phone: 919.973.4178

Address: 1305 W Club Blvd.
 Durham, NC 27707
 919.973.4178 (phone)
 919.973.4179 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Cande Honeycutt / Shannon Sellers
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3493 / 919.807.3634

Voyager Academy
SCOS with integrated ethics education, public speaking, hands-on experiential & differentiated instructional strategies; Integrated ethics education using Middle School Visions program created by Kenan Institute of Ethics at Duke

County: Durham
Grade Span: K-12
Year Approved: 2006
Year Open: 2007

School Administrator: Jennifer Lucas
School Administrator Phone: 919.433.3301

Address: PO Box 71567
 Durham, NC 27704
 919.433.3301 (phone)
 919.433.3305 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Cande Honeycutt / Shannon Sellers
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3493 / 919.807.3634

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North East Carolina Prep School
NECP will teach and inspire through a challenging curriculum that integrates technology, experiential learning and critical thinking skills, promotes diversity, emphasizes involvement of students, parents and a highly training staff and create student leaders, all in preparation for post-secondary success. The school’s motto: “To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.”

County: Edgecombe
Grade Span: K-9
Year Approved: 2011
Year Open: 2012

School Administrator: John Westberg
School Administrator Phone: 252.641.0464

Address: 274 Husky Trail / PO Box 8
 Tarboro, NC 27886
 252.641.0464 (phone)
 252.641.1816 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Cande Honeycutt / Shannon Sellers
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3493 / 919.807.3634

 
 
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