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

September 19, 2014 - Staff Development (Early Dismissal at 12 Noon)

Parent Corner

Coming Soon!  Parent Updates Via Email - Stay Tuned!
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Congratulations Lady Lions Volleyball Team Members!
Haven, Ke'Yonice, Michaela, Takiyah, Jaylin,
Shawnay, Qumesha, and Nakima

Congratulations to the 18 Students who completed Summer Workbooks!  Well Done!​

Board Updates

Board of Directors Meeting
5:30 p.m., Thursday, September 25
Williams Library

Meet the Board

Board Archive