Photo of whole faculty gathered at orientation 2018. We value our collaborative community, which is an essential catalyst for academic growth, physical and emotional well being, and artistic expression. We value strong relationships characterized by mutual respect and trust. We value the pursuit of academic excellence that develops knowledge of classical liberal arts and modern science. We value an awareness of and engagement with the world that compels students to active lives of service.

We value compassion and inclusivity that create an environment where students are enriched by their differences and diversity is celebrated.

Our Vision

We envision a world where every young person wholeheartedly engages in an extraordinary educational journey that leads to a life of leadership and service.

Our Mission

Woods Charter School empowers students to achieve their full potential. We develop young citizens equipped with a solid academic foundation, a passion for learning, and exemplary character.

News & Announcements

See you at Orientation! back to school image

We look forward to seeing everyone at Orientation on Monday, August 20th!

9:00-10:30  Elementary
11:00-12:30 Middle School
1:30-3:00 High School

School starts on Tuesday, August 21st at 8:20.

12:20 Early Dismissal on August 21st and 22nd.

The regular schedule (8:20 - 3:05) begins on Thursday, August 23rd.

Drop Off and Pick Up Times School Time

Time reminder:

Our school day starts at 8:20 a.m.  Students should be in their room/advisory by that time at the latest.

On normal days (not our first two openind half days) Elementary school day ends at 2:55 p.m.  Middle and high school end at 3:05 p.m.  Students must be picked up by 3:30 p.m. -- unless they are enrolled in our after-school program.

School Calendar 2018-19 School Calendar 2018-19

At its regular February meeting the WCS Board approved this calendar for school year 2018-19.

Teachers Are Learners, Too!

Rachel Finkelstein was selected from a national applicant pool as an NEH Summer Scholar to attend a three-week workshop on Remaking Monsters and Heroines: Adapting Classic Literature for Contemporary Audiences. This study was supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and intersects with Ms. Finkelstein’s English literature curriculum at Woods. She’s looking forward to integrating new perspectives in the classroom, and sharing her passion for literary treasures like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with students.

Rachel Lawrence spent a week at training at the Friday Institute for Educational Excellence in Raleigh.  This curriculum uses carefully designed lessons to help students experience and discover key technical issues in computer science, as well as equity in the field, encouraging and supporting teachers to expand societies picture of who belongs in computer science classrooms and careers. She reported that "The facilitators for this workshop have been great.  They really modeled the type of pedagogy this course is designed to bring to the classroom. It's been a great week and I'm excited to bring these materials home to Woods!"




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