South Brunswick Charter School Celebrates Graduation Triumph!

Southport, NC – South Brunswick Charter School hosted a modified graduation ceremony for kindergarten and fifth grade students. Students drove by in cars decorated with signs and balloons as their teachers cheered them on. The ceremony also served as an opportunity for students to return the laptops each received as part of South Brunswick Charter School’s on-line learning program. The graduations capped a year of resilient success for South Brunswick Charter School and its students and families.

“The best part was being able to see all of my friends and teachers again!” cheered kindergarten student Ava Ball.

“Our family loved the kindergarten graduation parade at South Brunswick Charter School! Being able to celebrate the kindergarten students and recognize their accomplishments, in spite of the many transitions this past school year, was very special and important for our family!” exclaimed kindergarten parent Sara Kordbacheh-Ball. “All of the effort put forth by our Headmaster Mrs. Ivey, the teachers, and staff during the graduation parade, helped make Ava and the other students feel really special,” she continued.  “It really touched my heart to see how much South Brunswick Charter School cares about my daughter and her education!”

“We greatly appreciated all of the support we received from South Brunswick Charter School when we transitioned to on-line learning, which enabled us to continue our daughter’s education during these unprecedented times,” said Ms. Kordbacheh-Ball of South Brunswick Charter School’s online learning program. “Ava was still able to receive daily instruction from her teachers via zoom. She was able to still feel connected to her teachers and classmates, and that gave her something to look forward to every day!”

South Brunswick Charter School began live on-line learning following a daily instructional schedule for all grades K-8 on Monday, April 20, 2020. Instructional staff members conducted on-line, professional development on learning platforms, such as Zoom and Google Classroom, and student engagement expectations. These actions successfully translated the results proven Direct Instruction educational model, which is dependent upon face-to-face, real-time interaction between teachers and students, to a live on-line learning environment.

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

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