Welcome to the proposed Shining Rock Classical Academy: a Challenge Foundation Academy.
With the help of the Challenge Foundation we are excited to announce that we are applying to open a Charter School in Haywood County for the Fall 2015 school year. Charter schools are public, tuition-free schools open to all students. We invite you to peruse the site to learn about our curriculum, educational philosophy, who we are and our partner Team CFA. Stop by the prospective parents page and sign up to stay connected.
We are still looking at locations in the Waynesville area and hope to have a location picked by the Fall of 2014/Spring 2015.
New to the charter school concept?
So just what is a charter school? Charter schools are public, open to all
students, and tuition free. If interested students exceed the number of
students the school can serve, a random lottery is used to award spots in
the school. Charter schools, while public, are independently operated by its
board of directors and is not part of any school district. Charter schools
are accountable to the state, however, and must follow state testing
guidelines. Charter schools were created to provide innovative educational
choices for students, families, and communities.
The Proposed Haywood County Charter School is…
We envision a K-12, starting in 2015 as a K-6, public charter school in Haywood County where children can learn, thrive, grow, and explore in an engaging, supportive and interactive environment.
We envision a school where students can flourish academically and will be challenged to learn; where creativity will be nurtured; where a holistic approach to teaching and learning allows for a broader and deeper curriculum; and where enrichment activities will be incorporated across a broad spectrum of pursuits to enhance education.
A public charter school is tuition-free and open to all. Oversight and direction is carried out by a board of directors rather than a local school board. Parental involvement would be critical to success of the school and its students.