Coalition Member Alpha Academy Garners Praise for Enrollment Diversity

By June 2, 2022 News

Congratulations to Alpha Academy, a Coalition member school! Along with Capitol Encore Academy, Alpha Academy is the subject of a new Fayetteville Observer article. These two charter schools, the only ones in Cumberland County,  have garnered recognition from local media for their diverse student enrollments.

A majority-minority charter school, Alpha Academy opened in 2000. According to the article:

Eugene Slocum, superintendent at Alpha Academy, said the diverse nature of the school helps attract parents who want their children to receive a well-rounded education.

“When you have a school of choice, the choice is not for the school to select the students, but for the parents to select the school,” he said.

As it turns out, many parents are doing just that! Currently, Alpha Academy enrolls around 950 students. Alpha’s first class of high school seniors graduated recently.

Alpha Academy’s Class of 2022 with actor Derek Luke. Photo credit: Fayetteville Observer, June 1, 2022.

Read the full article here. The article was published in partnership with EdNC.