Why Southern Wake?

Southern Wake Academy is a tuition-free public charter school in Holly Springs, NC. Our smaller footprint delivers an innovative approach to education that is usually reserved for private education.

Our independent-learning methods foster a personalized approach where students, who may have struggled in the one-program-fits-all large school system, can now thrive in a learning environment where they receive the academic, cultural, athletic, and social skills needed to succeed in life.

SWA has built a reputation as one of the best charter schools in the state because of its outstanding and dedicated teaching staff. Like our students, they have chosen SWA as their School of Choice! Along with communication, our administration’s two institutional priorities are safety and security. Our education culture is solidly committed to ensuring our students meet their academic requirements successfully, challenging each student in each course, and providing the support and assistance that students need to be successful daily.

Southern Wake Academy utilizes an integrated, community-based curriculum to sustain a challenging and supportive learning environment for students of all abilities, including AG (academically gifted) and EC (exceptional children). SWA follows the North Carolina Standard Course of Study with the added benefits of smaller student-to-teacher ratios, a caring advisory program, individual portfolio reviews, community service in a variety of community settings, job shadows, a senior internship program, and honors classes.

SWA students have gone on to attend a variety of different institutions of higher learning. 

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