Thank you for your interest in Douglass Academy.
Our family of schools consists of two of the top elementary schools in Brunswick county, the school with the highest academic growth in Columbus County, twenty-one-time National Champion cheer squad, eight-time State Champion archery program, and NC Department of Labor OSHA Awarded campuses for safety.
We will also offer an online blended learning option for the 2021-2022 school year that will follow the same classical curriculum as our on-campus instruction. Blended learning will take place synchronously face-to-face online, with select days that students must attend on campus for state and national testing as well as to participate in various optional events on campus. Your student will be provided the hardware and software needed for blended learning, however families are required to provide sufficient internet access daily.
*With permission from the Department of Public Instruction, some charters may be permitted to provide “blended learning” for which there is no clear definition, but does involve a certain amount of mandatory on-campus attendance. We are applying for permission to provide blended learning which will have some mandatory on-campus attendance. There is no assurance that we will be granted this permission, in which case your child will be seated on campus. New laws have been proposed in the General Assembly, and they may alter the legal framework for charters and online learning. However, the passage of any such new laws is uncertain as to their final content and when they will take effect. We caution that online learning may not be feasible for all children in all homes, and we are assessing each child’s past achievements with online. Those children who have not demonstrated satisfactory achievement with online will be seated on campus to ensure that they learn to the fullest extent of their true potential. If online becomes allowed after school begins, only students who had attended on campus from the first day can be considered for transitioning to online.
“When I tell people that my child goes to a charter school, and they say, “what’s that?” I tell them that my child is getting a private school education for free…”
– Terrika Tarrance, Kindergarten parent at Douglass Academy
Douglass Academy is a tuition-free school open to all children in the State of North Carolina.
No fees or tuition are ever charged for admission.
Douglass Academy Features
- Tuition-free, open enrollment, K-5 public school.
- Outperformed neighboring district schools’ End-of-Grade test by an average of 9.14 percentage points in the most recently published NCDPI reports.
- Provides bus services, as well as breakfast and lunch for students.
- Located in the newly renovated, historic Peabody building in the heart of downtown Wilmington.
- Outstanding extracurricular activities.