Principal's Message

Welcome!

The faculty and staff of Southern Wake Academy (SWA) welcome all our students and families for the
2019 - 2020 school year and look forward to a highly successful year and educational experience for each
student.

Our goal is to ensure the success of all our students both in the classroom and in the community. We
want to ensure effective communication between the school and parents/guardians. Our pledge to you is to
provide a safe learning environment for all our students.

Southern Wake Academy is honored that you have chosen to send your child to our school. Having your
child attend our school is as important to us as it has been to you. It is our commitment to ensure your child
attends school every day in order to make the most of their learning experience here at SWA!

The facts are staggering and research has proven time and time again that “state-by-state analysis of
national testing data demonstrates that students who miss more school than their peers consistently score lower
on standardized tests, a result that holds true at every age, in every demographic group, and in every state and
city tested” (Attendance Works, n.d.).

It is difficult to imagine that an 80% attendance rate equates to missing a total of two months of school
and a 90% attendance rate equates to missing a month of school. Nothing can replace your child’s face-to-face
time with a highly qualified teacher when they are absent from school. When they are absent, they miss critical
instructional time. If at any time you have questions regarding attendance, please do not hesitate to contact us
for more information. attendance@swake.org

Again, we look forward to having your family join our large family here at SWA.

David Thomas, Director/Principal