Welcome to Healthy Start Academy, North Carolina’s Charter School Pioneer!
Healthy Start Academy is a tuition-free, open-enrollment public charter school. Students are accepted on a first-come first-served basis regardless of academic record. Our focus is to increase each student’s academic growth by at least one year and to reinforce lessons parents want their children to learn, including kindness, civic duty, and work ethic.
- Students should experience a diverse 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 and support fairness, consistency, and continuous academic rigor.
- School should challenge students in ways that promote quality performance, critical thinking, and problem solving skills that enable them to thrive in the global society of the 21st century.
Healthy Start Academy seeks students of all academic levels who are individual thinkers. Often, these students benefit from our smaller school setting where educators and families work together to make students feel safe and welcome and where learning can be more individually tailored to the student.
Parental involvement is encouraged here. Teachers are given the tools to be innovative and to inspire excellence. We are a community where school is about much more than test scores. Here, school is a family of dedicated, hardworking neighbors who believe every child has a purpose and vibrant communities can pioneer change.
Healthy Start Academy was the first tuition-free public charter school established in North Carolina. It opened its doors to students in 1997.
Students are expected to come to school ready to learn and work hard. Parents support our efforts to grow each student by at least one grade level each year.
We invite you to tour our wonderful school. We will do everything we can to make you feel at home. We want to be your gateway to great discovery.