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

Introducing Anthony Rivera-Chalmers, Healthy Start Academy's new Principal beginning July.

May 25, 2015 - Memorial Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL
June 1-3, 2015 - EOG Testing
June 8, 2015 - Awards Day Ceremony - 1:00 pm
June 9, 2015 - Kindergarten Graduation - 9:00 am /8th Grade Graduation - 11:00 am
June 10, 2015 - Last Day of School (early dismissal at 12 Noon)

Parent Corner

Introducing Netflix Academy 2.0

Building children's content knowledge sets them up for reading success and understanding new ideas. Even in a world overrun by pop culture, parents can introduce integral content to their young children via educational videos. Explore Netflix Academy, a new interactive website, inspired by the work of E. D. Hirsch, Jr. and created by the Fordham Institute's Michael J. Petrilli.

Get started on the educational voyage with your kids, with topics ranging from Ancient Greece to Space Exploration. This is a fantastic opportunity for parents to study alongside their students in the comfort of their home, we look forward to seeing the results!

Parents! Be sure to check out the American Library Association's Notable Children's Books of 2014! It's never too early, or too late, to help your children love reading and this list is a great place to start!


Congratulations to Onesty Lloyd & Cortez Sinclair our Students of the Month!
Congratulations to Mrs. Smith-English our Teacher of the Month!

Board Updates

Meet the Board 


Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 5:30 pm. 

Board Archive
Board Agenda