Sandra Benitez, a second-grade student at Douglass Academy, plants flowers in the school garden. The project was part of wider Earth Day celebrations designed to teach students environmental protection and sustainability in fun, creative ways. Students also crafted bird feeders, planted seeds in personal flower pots, decorated rocks for the school garden and painted school benches.
Carla Fisher, Headmaster of Douglass Academy, commented, “Earth Day is a great way for Douglass Academy students to learn about their world. Our proven classical curriculum is combined with activities that inspire students to protect and preserve their environment.”
Located in downtown Wilmington at 6th and Red Cross Streets, Douglass Academy is in its fifth 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 200 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.