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.

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!


Healthy Start Academy will observe Summer Office Hours beginning June 15 through July 31, 2015 as follows:

Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am until 4:00 pm
Friday - 8:00 am until 12 noon
CLOSED:  July 3

Board Updates

Meet the Board 

Board Archive
Board Agenda