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Mission Statement

In partnership with parents and the community, Southern Wake Academy faculty and staff will promote academic excellence among our students through a dynamic curriculum, nurturing relationships, and involvement in the community.

Recent News

Early Release Day (10/8)

A reminder that Friday, October 8th is an early release day for students. Click here for the Early Release Schedule.


Click here for a statement from Dr. Brittany Ray.

SWA Open House

Dear SWA Families, Due to the rise of COVID-19 cases, we would like to ensure the safety of our families during our upcoming Open House dates.  Click here for more information.
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Message from Head of School

It is my pleasure to introduce you to Southern Wake Academy (SWA). Southern Wake Academy (SWA) is one of the most sought-after tuition-free, public charter schools for middle and high school grades in Wake County. 
SWA is a family-oriented inviting community, and we strive to blend the excitement of learning with achievement in both school life and the community. Southern Wake offers a comprehensive independent school experience with a focus on academic excellence, perseverance, respect, integrity, determination, and empathy as defined in our Mission Statement. 
Our students are held to high standards and supported by experienced teachers. Together, we create an environment where students embrace challenges and celebrate success. Our welcoming school community understands the importance of communication and partnership between all stakeholders. We welcome you to our illustrious community.
Sincerely yours,
Dr. Brittany M. Ray
Head of School