Admissions

* Student Admission and Leave Procedures

ENROLL ONLINE for 2017-2018

Douglass Academy is a free, public school open to all children in the State of North Carolina.
No fees or tuition are ever charged for admission.

DAC School Features

  • Tuition-free, open enrollment, K-5 public school.
  • Located in the newly renovated, historic Peabody building in the heart of downtown Wilmington.
  • Outperformed neighboring district schools’ End-of-Grade test averages by a range of 23-29 percentage points in the most recently published NCDPI reports.
  • Requires no prerequisite screening/testing.
  • Diverse student populations, including special needs students, 91% non-white students, and 85% low economically disadvantaged students.
  • Uses research-based, proven Direct Instruction teaching method.
  • Curated, rigorous Classical curriculum including Latin, Cursive, and Composition.
  • Intensive new-hire training.
  • Continuous in-service monitoring to evaluate and optimize instruction.
  • Accelerated learning program reviews individual student performance data to promote qualifying students to advanced studies on a subject -by-subject basis.
  • Prioritizes the use of positive reinforcement in teaching and discipline.
  • Student uniforms and professional teacher dress requirements.
  • Provides bus services, as well as breakfast and lunch for students.
  • Varied extracurricular activities.
  • Operates on a traditional public school schedule for compatibility with district schools.
  • Regular parent surveys conducted.
  • Annual, third-party financial audits conducted.

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