Douglass Academy Kindergarten student Zackariah Merritt proudly shows off his “I Can Read” certificate alongside Headmaster Nikki Chaney (left) and WECT Anchor Frances Weller (right). Kindergarten students received certificates and their own book as part of an “I Can Read” ceremony celebrating their landmark achievement of learning to read. The ceremony included students reading their new books before a packed audience of family members and featured special guest Frances Weller.
Headmaster Nikki Chaney commented, “We are so proud of our Kindergarten students! Learning to read paves the way for all future success. As our namesake, Frederick Douglass, said, ‘Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.’”
Douglass Academy is one of four charter schools managed by The Roger Bacon Academy, Inc. founded in 1999 by education pioneer Baker Mitchell. The other schools include Charter Day School in Leland, Columbus Charter School in Whiteville, and South Brunswick Charter School in Southport with a combined enrollment of over 2,100 students in K-8. All four are tuition-free, charter schools that welcome all students, regardless of income, ability, or address. To learn more or enroll online, please visit EnrollRBA.com