Wilmington, NC – Douglass Academy students returned to school on July 19th, 2018. Students arrived at school while teachers and volunteers stood outside greeting them. At 8:00 AM all students recited school pledge. This is the first year Douglass Academy is on a year-round schedule. Year-round schedules aid information retention while providing students with shorter periodic breaks during the year for rest.
Nikki Chaney, Headmaster of Douglass Academy, commented, “Everyone is so excited for this year. The new schedule will bring out the best in our student’s abilities. Teachers are energized and ready to continue the Douglass Academy tradition of academic excellence. We have some great new things planned this year our students will love. It’s going to be fun!”
Located in downtown Wilmington at 6th and Red Cross Streets, Douglass Academy is in its sixth year as a school of choice having a program of classical education for kindergarten through 5th grade. With parents in North Carolina having the freedom to choose – tuition free – where their children are educated, Douglass Academy is a public charter school that draws nearly 150 students from the greater Wilmington community.
Douglass Academy is one of four public charter schools managed by The Roger Bacon Academy, Inc. The schools include Charter Day School in Leland, Columbus Charter School in Whiteville, and South Brunswick Charter School in Southport. Douglass Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school that welcomes all students, regardless of income, ability, or address, and provides free transportation and meal services. To learn more or enroll online, please visit www.douglassacademy.net.