Southport — South Brunswick Charter School students ranked among top performers of local public schools according to the End-of-Grade testing results for the 2018-2019 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 tuition-free charter schools managed by The Roger Bacon Academy. As charter schools, they are permitted to teach their 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, The Roger Bacon Academy’s Wilmington school. “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 fifth year of End-of-Grade testing and sixth 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 science score of any elementary school in the county.
State and Brunswick County EOG performance averages are 58.8% and 59.5%, respectively. South Brunswick Charter School’s performance average of 76.5% exceeds the state average by 17.7 percentage points and the county average by 17.0 percentage points. South Brunswick Charter School is a Title 1 school, which means that 40% or more of its students are economically disadvantaged. South Brunswick Charter School and its sister school, Charter Day School, were two of five elementary schools in Brunswick County to earn a School Performance Grade of “B.”
Shannon Shelley, a parent of a student at South Brunswick Charter School, shared, “I chose South Brunswick Charter School because of their amazing academics. The school gives individual attention by using small groups and interventions to teach to mastery.”
South Brunswick Charter School is one of four charter schools managed by The Roger Bacon Academy, Inc. founded in 1999 by education pioneer Baker Mitchell. The other schools include Charter Day School in Leland, Douglass Academy in Wilmington, and Columbus Charter School in Whiteville with a combined enrollment of over 2,100 students in K-8. All four are tuition-free, charter schools that welcome all students, regardless of income, ability, or address. To learn more or enroll online, please visit EnrollRBA.com