Durham Charter School Joins the Coalition

By May 21, 2024 News

We’re delighted to welcome Durham Charter School to the Coalition as our newest member. Formerly known as Healthy Start Academy, Durham Charter has played a significant role in the state’s broader charter movement. The school launched in 1997 as North Carolina’s very first public charter school!

Now a K-12 school, Durham Charter currently serves 775 students. The school has a well-earned reputation for excellence and innovation. Headed by state charter leader Alex Quigley (read our Q&A with Alex here), Durham Charter is a 2022 National ESEA Distinguished School and a 2023 Yass Prize Quarterfinalist. In addition to leading Durham Charter, Alex also serves on the state’s Charter Schools Review Board.

Here’s how Durham Charter characterizes its mission:

Our mission is to build a world-class K-12 school in Durham that empowers students to thrive in college, career, and life.

The school is currently located on W. Chapel Hill Street in Durham. However, next June, Durham Charter will move to a new campus on Wake Forest Highway.

Photo credits: Durham Charter School.

Welcome to the Coalition, Durham Charter! We’re excited to partner with you.

Read Durham Charter’s academic snapshot. View the updated list of Coalition member schools.