Fayetteville/Fort Bragg/ Sandhills NC

VOL6 ISS2 2016

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — FAYETTEVILLE | FORT BRAGG | SANDHILLS REGION VOLUME 6 — ISSUE 2 70 EDUCATION For children on waiting lists, perhaps online schooling is an option. Two virtual charter schools, funded with tax- payer money just like brick-and-mortar versions, began in the fall of 2015. North Carolina Virtual Academy (K-12) teaches lessons through a platform called Online School, and will deliver books, CDS and even science lab supplies to student homes. Each child is paired with a state-certi- fied teacher who tracks his or her progress year-round. A second school called North Carolina Connections Acad- emy currently serves students in grades K-10, but plans to add grades 11 and 12 in the next few years. It boasts a "well-rounded student experience" with opportunities for field trips, social events, clubs and activities. Thirty-four private schools also offer educational options in Fayetteville. Founded in 1970, Fayetteville Academy is the oldest and only non-sectarian, pre-K-12 school in Cumberland County. This independent, college preparatory academy serves approximately 370 students (making it the fifth-largest private school in Fayette- ville) and has a 13:1 student-teacher ratio. Additional private schools cater to people of the Christian, Baptist, episcopal, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, Methodist and Seventh-day Adventist faiths. The largest is the Fayette- ville Christian School with about 650 students in grades pre-K-12 enrolled, followed by the Freedom Christian Academy (pre-K-12) with just over 530 students. Homeschooling is a popular option as well. In 2012- 2013 alone, 88,000 North Carolina children were educated at home — an 8,000-person increase from the previous year, according to the North Carolina Division of Non-Pub- lic Education. The division registers and monitors all non- public schools in the state. There are currently more than 67,000 home schools and 720 conventional private schools in North Carolina. In Cumberland County, the 2012-2013 academic year had 1,590 home schools. West of CCS is the Moore County Schools (MCS) system, home to 22 schools educating more than 12,300 students in grades K-12. Its mission is to "provide engag- ing experiences that result in students learning what is needed to be successful citizens." MCS works closely with Fort Bragg to provide educational resources that ensure student success. Twenty-one schools within Moore County use a tradi- tional school calendar that runs from late August to early June. Southern Pines Primary, Southern Pines Elemen- tary and West Pine Elementary are the only schools in the system that offer year-round education beginning in July and ending in the first half of June. MCS' only alternative school, The Community Learning Center at Pinckney is located in Carthage and hosts 26 middle school and >> Day, Evening, and Online Classes Affordable Tuition High-quality Education Fayetteville Campus Proud to be the Home of the All American Veterans Center 2201 Hull Road - (910) 678-8400 Spring Lake Campus 171 Laketree Boulevard - (910) 678-1000 Fort Bragg Center Bragg Training and Education Center - (910) 678-1050 Offering Degree/Certificate/Diploma Programs and Continuing Education programs of study Flexible, self-paced courses for military students www.faytechcc.edu An Equal Opportunity Employer

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