Shirt pickup available Saturday morning 9 a.m. until noon!

Healthy Start Academy
807 West Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701

Phone: (919) 956-5599
Fax: (919) 688-9027

Regular Office Hours
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

School Hours
8:15 AM - 3:15 PM


Welcome to Healthy Start Academy – the first tuition-free public charter school established in North Carolina.  Since opening its doors in 1997, Healthy Start Academy has served the Research Triangle as a leader in school choice education.  Browse our website to find out more about the Academy and how we achieve our Mission.

Healthy Start Academy welcomes K-8 students.

We promote and encourage parental involvement.
We provide teachers with the tools and resources to be innovative.
We expect students to come to school ready to learn and achieve.

We believe…

Students should experience education in a safe and structured academic environment.
Students should value learning and be respectful, responsible, and accountable for their actions.
The faculty and staff should promote support, fairness, consistency, and continuous improvement.
School should challenge students in ways that promote quality performance, critical thinking, and
       problem solving skills that will enable them to thrive in the global society of the 21st century.

News & Events

Still need an Academy shirt? 

We closed earlier Friday, and some of you came by to pick up shirts.  No worries!​ ​

Shirt pickup Saturday 9 a.m. - Noon

(If you can't make it Saturday morning, bring your $8 Monday, and we'll make sure you have a shirt for school.)

We apologize for any inconvenience.  We really look forward to having you join us.

August 25, 2014 - First Day of School
September 1, 2014 - Labor Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL
September 19, 2014 - Staff Development (Early Dismissal at 12 Noon)

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