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

Summer Academy - July 7, - August 1, 2014

HSA will conduct a Summer Academy July 7-August 1 for incoming Kindergarteners and rising 1st through 8th graders. Its purpose is to provide additional instruction in reading, math, and science that will help prevent summer learning loss and help students get off a successful start for the 2014-15 school year. Summer Academy is open to all returning HSA students who will be in grades 1-8 next year and also will include classes for starting Kindergarteners. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Willis or Ms. Coleman at 919-956-5599. 

Parent Corner

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Board Updates

Meet the Board
PUBLIC NOTICE: Board Work Session 9 a.m. 07-29-2014