2016 FASTAR Reading and Math Competition
On April 19, 2016, K-4 students participated in our annual FASTAR academic competition! This year’s competition was the second ever for Douglass Academy.
“FASTAR” stands for Fluent Academic Skills Tournament in Arithmetic and Reading and was developed 12 years ago by The Roger Bacon Academy, Inc. (RBA), the Leland-based management company of a network of local public charter schools. The annual FASTAR event sees students “race” to complete workbooks including a reading passage and 50 math problems at top speeds of two minutes.
As of this year, the FASTAR event has been implemented at each of RBA’s four client schools: Charter Day School in Leland, Columbus Charter School in Whiteville, Douglass Academy in Wilmington, and South Brunswick Charter School in Southport. Top “racers” from each of the schools will converge for a final competition– the Race of Champions– on May 13, 2016 at Lake Waccamaw.