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

November 7 - Veterans' Day Assembly/Parent-Teacher Conferences

November 11 - Veterans' Day - No School

November 26-28 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School


Congratulations Lady Lions Volleyball Team Members!
Haven, Ke'Yonice, Michaela, Takiyah, Jaylin,
Shawnay, Qumesha, and Nakima

Shodor Fall Saturday Explorations are coming! Click the link to learn more about this amazing opportunity.

Board Updates

Meet the Board

Board Archive
Board Agenda