Leland — Charter Day School students ranked as top performers among local public schools according to the End-of-Grade testing results for the 2017-2018 school year. The test results were recently released by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and measure achievement on the state’s Common Core curriculum which is mandated for all state-run schools.
Charter Day School is one of a family of four tuition-free charter schools managed by The Roger Bacon Academy. The schools include Douglass Academy in Wilmington, Charter Day School in Leland, South Brunswick Charter School in Southport, and Columbus Charter School in Whiteville. As charter schools, they are permitted to teach the family’s own classical curriculum with topics such as grammar, spelling, cursive, literature, history, traditional math, Latin, and other fundamental topics that have been largely abandoned in Common Core schools. However, the schools are required to administer the state’s Common Core tests to all their students.
“The fact that our students score highly on Common Core tests in spite of not being taught Common Core speaks volumes for the versatility and the timeless value of classical subjects,” explains Headmaster Nikki Chaney of Douglass Academy. “Coupling the classical curriculum with our caring classroom atmosphere makes a winning combination that effectively benefits every student,” Chaney added.
“Our responsibility is to teach your Kindergarten child to read before Easter. Being able to read in Kindergarten does wonders for your child’s self-confidence and eagerness to learn.,” said Teaching Coach Amanda Kelly. “With that foundation skill, your child can then be guided progressively to build skill upon skill to become a life-time independent learner,” she said.
Charter Day School’s elementary campus and South Brunswick Charter School joined the district’s Union Elementary School as the top three highest-scoring elementary schools in Brunswick County.
Charter Day School’s middle school campus provided Brunswick County’s highest-scoring middle school, by a margin of 15.2 percentage points.
State and Brunswick County EOG performance averages are 59% and 58%, respectively. Charter Day School’s performance average of 72% exceeds the state average by 12.9 percentage points and the county average by 13.5 percentage points. Charter Day School is a Title 1 school, which means that 40% or more of its students are economically disadvantaged. The school was one of three elementary schools in Brunswick County to earn a school performance grade of “B.”
Betty Batton, a parent of a student at Charter Day School, observed: “I love the academic focus of Charter Day School because it teaches my children self-discipline, how to handle a challenge, and the value of their education. Because of the teachers’ and staff’s dedication to that, I wholeheartedly support them.”
Set amidst 80 acres in Leland, NC, the Charter Day School (CDS) is in its 18th year as a high-performing program of classical education for kindergarten through 8th grade. As a parent in North Carolina, you have the freedom to choose – tuition free – where your children are educated. Consider Charter Day School – a caring charter school that draws over 950 students from across Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, and Pender counties.
Located at 7055 Bacons Way NE, Leland, NC 28451, Charter Day School is one of four public charter schools managed by The Roger Bacon Academy, Inc. The Roger Bacon Academy was founded in 1999 by education pioneer Baker Mitchell to manage schools by providing a classical curriculum with traditional values. The North Carolina schools include Charter Day School in Leland, Douglass Academy in Wilmington, South Brunswick Charter School in Southport, and Columbus Charter School in Whiteville with a combined enrollment of over 2,100 students in K-8. Each school is a tuition-free charter school that welcomes all students, regardless of income, ability, or address. To learn more or enroll online, please visit EnrollRBA.com.