Winterville Charter Academy set to open Thursday

WINTERVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Winterville Charter Academy is set to open its doors this week. Around 520 students are expected to show up for their first day of school starting Thursday.

The school is empty now with just few teachers, but that will change on Thursday. The school will be packed with students in the brand new building that’s equipped with a gym and playground.

A teacher says Winterville Charter Academy will provide the best education.

“Smaller classrooms, individualized attention, they’re going to have the materials and resources they need. There is no question about it, they will have the books every year, they’re going to have the computers every year, they will have the technology every year,” explained Nichole Bennett.

Nichole Bennet is not only a teacher at the academy; she’s also a parent of two children attending the school. She says this standard is what all students and other parents can expect at the charter school.

Each classroom is filled with new desks, 10 computers, books, and plenty of supplies.

“They are going to have everything that they deserve and what they need to become college ready and get a job in the future. They will have all of that from now until they finish here in eighth grade,” said Bennett.

Winterville Charter Academy Principal, Dr. Devon Carson, says he’s excited to see students sitting right here at these desks on Thursday.

“8 o’clock in the morning all of our students will be here and be in class and we are just looking to build relationships and to get the year started off strong,” said Carson.

Carson says there are about 520 students from kindergarten through fifth grade. His goal is to get them educated and college ready.

“Out of this year, we look for our students to obtain the curriculum that we set in front of them and to do well on their state assessment,” explained Carson.

The school is holding a scavenger hunt for students and parents tomorrow as a way to tour the building before Thursday’s first day of school.


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