Southport — South Brunswick Charter 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
South Brunswick Charter 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.
In its fourth year of End-of-Grade testing and fifth year of operation, South Brunswick Charter School was the second-highest scoring elementary school in Brunswick County. South Brunswick Charter School also achieved the highest percent passing reading score of any elementary school in the county.
State and Brunswick County EOG performance averages are 58.8% and 58.2%, respectively. South Brunswick Charter School’s performance average of 77.3% exceeds the state average by 18.5 percentage points and the county average by 19.1 percentage points. South Brunswick Charter 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.”Nicole Wilcox, a parent of a student at South Brunswick Charter School, shared:
“We love South Brunswick Charter School. The teachers and staff are amazing and all the kids are great. It’s like getting a private school education for free.”
Set amidst 80 acres in Bolivia, NC, the South Brunswick Charter School is in its 5th year as a high-performing program of classical education for kindergarten through 5th grade. As a parent in North Carolina, you have the freedom to choose – tuition free – where your children are educated. Consider South Brunswick Charter School – a caring charter school that draws nearly 400 students from across Brunswick county.
Located at 2260 Achievement Ave SE, Bolivia, NC 28422 South Brunswick Charter 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.