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SCHOOLS (P-T) BY COUNTY

PAMLICO

Arapahoe Charter
The Arapahoe Charter School will be a teacher/parent directed, community school. Teachers and parents will be required to be involved in the governance of the school and share in the responsibility for the educational achievements of their students. Teachers and parents will become partners in the decision making process. Arapahoe Charter School will provide students and parents in Pamlico County and surrounding counties with an expanded choice in educational opportunity.

County: Pamlico
Grade Span: K-9
Year Approved: 1997
Year Open: 1997

School Administrator: Tom McCarthy
School Administrator Phone: 252.249.2599

Address: 9005 NC Hwy 306S
 Arapahoe, NC 28510
 252.249.2599 (phone)
 252.249.1316 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Lisa Swinson
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3495

PERSON

Bethel Hill Charter
The mission of Bethel Hill Charter School is to provide a safe and positive environment in a small community school setting with a low teacher to pupil ratio that will enable its students to excel in all academic areas with an emphasis on respecting self and others.  The community, parents, and teachers will be devoted to instilling in each child a love of learning, compassion for all mankind, creativity for problem solving and high academic and behavior standards by providing a multicultural, student-centered environment in which to learn.

County: Person
Grade Span: K-6
Year Approved: 2000
Year Open: 2000

School Administrator: John Betterton
School Administrator Phone: 336.599.2823

Address: 401 Bethel Hill School Rd
 Roxboro, NC 27573
 336.599.2823 (phone)
 336.599.9299 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Deanna Townsend-Smith
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3263

Roxboro Community
The Educational Program of Roxboro Community School is based on William Purkey's Invitational Theory of Teaching and Learning. This theory will be used to create a school-wide climate conducive to learning through trust, respect, optimism, and intentionality. The Roxboro Community School, by incorporating the Invitational Theory, the Core Knowledge Curriculum for grades 7 -- 8 and the North Carolina College / University Preparatory Course of Study for grades 9 -- 12.

County: Person
Grade Span: 6-12
Year Approved: 2005
Year Open: 2006

School Administrator: Natalie Brozy
School Administrator Phone: 336.597.0020

Address: 115 Lake Drive
 Roxboro, NC 27573
 336.597.0020 (phone)
 336.597.3152 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Deanna Townsend-Smith
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3263

RANDOLPH

Uwharrie Charter Academy
Uwharrie Charter Academy will educate high-school aged students in a project-based, rigorous learning environment.The learning environment will employ the environmental literacy plan as a platform to teach many subjects and provide opportunities for students to engineer solutions to problems in everyday situations. Opportunities for community service, athletics, and extracurricular activities will provide a holistic environment for students to develop in with an emphasis on preparation for college and career paths.

County: Randolph
Grade Span: 9-10
Year Approved: 2012
Year Open: 2013

School Administrator: Heather Soja
School Administrator Phone: 336.610.0813

Address: 301 Lewallen Rd.
 Asheboro, NC 27204
 336.610.0813 (phone)

DPI Consultant: Deanna Townsend-Smith
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3263

ROBESON

CIS Academy
The mission of CIS Academy is to provide educational and support services to students who are at risk of school failure, preparing them to return to classes in the Public Schools of Robeson County ready to learn.

County: Robeson
Grade Span: 6-8
Year Approved: 1997
Year Open: 1997

School Administrator: Billy Haggans
School Administrator Phone: 910.521.1669

Address: PO Box 706
 Lumberton, NC 28359
 910.521.1669 (phone)
 910.521.1670 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Robin Kendall
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3457

Southeastern Academy
Southeastern Academy will maintain high expectations and promote excellence, especially in the fields of math and science for all students. The Academy, within its rural community, will foster a caring and creative learning environment. The school will emphasize the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of each child. This will be obtained through learning experiences that help children reach their greatest potential in order to function as independent learners in a diverse and ever-changing society.

County: Robeson
Grade Span: K-8
Year Approved: 2012
Year Open: 2013

School Administrator: Jerry Long
School Administrator Phone: 910.738.7828

Address: 12251 NC 41 Highway N.
 Lumberton, NC 28358
 910.738.7828 (phone)

DPI Consultant: Lisa Swinson
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3495

ROCKINGHAM

Bethany Community Middle
Bethany Community Middle School (BCMS) is a unique partnership of community, parents, and teachers, working together to provide a challenging and nurturing educational environment. Teachers use the hands-on learning approach incorporated with effective discipline, and strong parental involvement. This team culture provides an individualized and engaging educational experience maximizing student academic success and character development.

County: Rockingham
Grade Span: 6-8
Year Approved: 2000
Year Open: 2000

School Administrator: Vicky Bethel
School Administrator Phone: 336.951.2500

Address: 181 Bethany Rd
 Reidsville, NC 27320
 336.951.2500 (phone)
 336.951.0087 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Deanna Townsend-Smith
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3263

RUTHERFORD

Lake Lure Classical Academy
Lake Lure Classical Academy, LLCA, is a public charter school opening in the fall of 2010. LLCA will open offering a college-preparatory education to students in grades K-7. LLCA will add a grade level each year becoming a K-12 school in the fall of 2015. LLCA will be utilizing the Core Knowledge Program in our Elementary and Middle grades then transition to a Classical Curriculum as we expand into High School. LLCA is free and open to North Carolina students.

County: Rutherford
Grade Span: K-8
Year Approved: 2009
Year Open: 2010

School Administrator: Jessica Boland (Interim)
School Administrator Phone: 828.625.9292

Address: P O Box 6 2520 Memorial Highway
 Lake Lure, NC 28746
 828.625.9292 (phone)
 NA (fax)

DPI Consultant: Tom Miller
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3492

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy
Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, TJCA, is a public, charter school, offering a college-preparatory education to students in grades six through twelve and a K-5 Core Knowledge Program beginning in the 2007/08 school year. TJCA offers a Classical Curriculum, giving students the Tools of Learning, that they can apply in any profession.TJCA is open to North Carolina students.

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

School Administrator: Joseph A. Maimone; Jason Cole
School Administrator Phone: 828.657.9998

Address: 2527 Hwy 221-A
 Mooresboro, NC 28114-7698
 828.657.9998 (phone)
 828.657.9012 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Tom Miller
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3492

STANLY

Gray Stone Day School
Gray Stone Day School is a regional high school located on Pfeiffer University's campus and provides a college preparatory curriculum for students living in a rural area. While developing strong character, students engage in highly challenging courses taught by high school teachers and college professors. What better place to prepare for college, than a university.

County: Stanly
Grade Span: 9-12
Year Approved: 2002
Year Open: 2002

School Administrator: Helen Nance
School Administrator Phone: 704.463.0567

Address: 49464 Merner Terrace PO Box 650
 Misenheimer, NC 28109
 704.463.0567 (phone)
 704.463.0569 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Deanna Townsend-Smith
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3263

SURRY

Millennium Charter Academy
County: Surry
Grade Span: K-8
Year Approved: 2000
Year Open: 2000

School Administrator: Kirby R. McCrary
School Administrator Phone: 336.789.7570

Address: 500 Old Springs Rd.
 Mount Airy, NC 27030
 336.789.7570 (phone)
 336.789.8445 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Tom Miller
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3492

SWAIN

Mountain Discovery Charter
Mountain Discovery Charter School teaches the NCSCOS through the use of an Expeditionary Learning model. Students are engaged in a hands-on course of study to build a solid foundation and life-long love of learning. The students are engaged in an experientially rich, hands-on course of study developed to maximize each child's potential to become a responsible citizen of the local and global communities.

County: Swain
Grade Span: K-8
Year Approved: 2002
Year Open: 2002

School Administrator: Carter Petty
School Administrator Phone: 828.488.1222

Address: 890 Jenkins Branch Rd. North
 Bryson City, NC 28713
 828.488.1222 (phone)
 828.488.0526 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Tom Miller
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3492

TRANSYLVANIA

Brevard Academy
Brevard Academy graduate to be literate, articulate, competent in information communication and technology, creative across the curriculum and globally aware. To this end, the School has adopted Core Knowledge as the foundation of its curriculum. We strive to educate the whole child and continually resist the temptation to teach solely to the test. We develop enthusiasm for investigative learning, encouraging children to think creatively and produce original ideas. We recognize not all learning takes place in the classroom and see the landscape as a teaching tool; for there are many sources of knowledge in the world, but the greatest source of information has always been nature itself.

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

School Administrator: Anthony Helton
School Administrator Phone: 828.885.2665

Address: 299 Andante Lane
 Brevard, NC 28712
 828.885.2665 (phone)
 828.862.3497 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Tom Miller
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3492

 
 
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