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SCHOOLS (U-Z) BY SCHOOL NAME

Union Academy
Union Academy is a pathway by which children mature into confident young adults who are highly prepared and motivated to make positive contributions to their local and global communities. As a school of challenge, character, and community, Union Academy places great value on: high standards and expectations for academic achievement and continuing education; high standards and expectations for character and personal integrity; school as a community of students, teachers, families, and friends; commitment of service to others. Union Academy is accredited by SACS and NAIS for grades K-12.

Grade Span: K-12
Year Approved: 2000
Year Open: 2000

School Administrator: Ann Walters
School Administrator Phone: 704.238.8883

Address: 675 N M.L. King Jr Blvd
 Monroe, NC 28110
 704.238.8883 (phone)
 704.238.8823 (fax)

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

United Community School
Our mission is to fulfill the vision of The Basic School by Dr. Ernest L. Boyer. The Basic School approach following a year-round calendar with our emphasis on piano theory will result in high student growth and achievement. At UCS, everyone UNITES to promote learning; teachers are empowered to meet the individual needs of students; and parents are partners.

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

School Administrator: Erika Hedgepeth
School Administrator Phone: 704.780.5830

Address: 5309 Idlewood Rd-North
 Charlotte, NC 28215
 704.780.5830 (phone)

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

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.

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 / Darrell Johnson / Robin Kendall
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3263 / 919.807.3916 / 919.807.3457

Vance Charter
Our mission is to teach and inspire each child to become an independent thinker and a contributing citizen with a life-long desire to learn. Each child will be given a collectively supportive opportunity to reach his or her greatest potential with small class sizes, a safe and nurturing environment, active parental involvement and a strong curriculum that is enriched with service learning and the Core Knowledge Sequence.

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

School Administrator: Sean Connolly
School Administrator Phone: 252.431.0641

Address: 1227 Dabney Dr
 Henderson, NC 27536-0019
 252.431.0641 (phone)
 252.436.0688 (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

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

Wake Forest Charter Academy
Wake Forest Charter Academy's mission is the following: Wake Forest Charter Academy students will learn to become powerful, critical and independent thinkers, successful collaborators, and enthusiastic contributors to their learning processes in preparation for success in a vibrant, symbiotic world as they and our teachers, parents and community prepare them for college and career readiness.

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

School Administrator: Zacary D. Perfitt
School Administrator Phone: 919.263.8673

Address: 1851 Friendship Chapel Rd
 Wake Forest, NC 27587
 919.263.8673 (phone)

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

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.

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

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.

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

Wayne Preparatory
Wayne Preparatory Academy's Mission is to create a legacy of leadership and learning that embraces, enriches and engages children's strengths, one child at a time.

Grade Span: K-4
Year Approved: 2013
Year Open: 2014

School Administrator: Todd F. Forgette
School Administrator Phone: 252.285.9693

Address: 600 Tommys Rd
 Goldsboro, NC 27534
 252.285.9693 (phone)

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

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.

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

Wilmington Preparatory Academy
High quality base of literacy, global knowledge & life skills to prepare urban, economically disadvantaged K-8 youth for college and life beyond. Extended-day and year allow for academic enrichment and a portal for discovering arts; Core Knowledge & SCO.

Grade Span: K-8
Year Approved: 2006
Year Open: 2007

School Administrator: Kevin Johnson
School Administrator Phone: 910.799.6776

Address: 4905 South College Rd
 Wilmington, NC 28412
 910.799.6776 (phone)
 910.799.6774 (fax)

DPI Consultant: Lisa Swinson
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3495

Wilson Preparatory Academy
Wilson Preparatory Academy will provide every student with a quality and relevant education that will prepare them to progress in a rapidly evolving global society. An integrated and comprehensive curriculum will be tailored to every student regardless of background, learning style, career or college pathway.

Grade Span: K-8
Year Approved: 2013
Year Open: 2014

School Administrator: Daryl M Woodard Beverly Woodard
School Administrator Phone: 252.245.4888

Address: 2755 Tilghman Rd
 Wilson, NC 27896
 252.245.4888 (phone)

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

Z.E.C.A School of Arts and Technology
The mission of Z.E.C.A School of Arts and Technology is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children by fostering a stimulating and educational atmosphere which will promote each child's unique social, emotional, technological and cognitive development with a strong emphasize on the arts.

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

School Administrator: Stacey Owens-Howard
School Administrator Phone: 910.219.8603

Address: 721 Christine Ave
 Jacksonville, NC 28540
 910.219.8603 (phone)

DPI Consultant: Lisa Swinson
DPI Consultant Phone: 919.807.3495

 
 
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