We value our passionate and caring faculty, who are fully committed to actively engaging with colleagues, parents, and students to ensure success for every student.

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.

News & Announcements

Emma Lanford Awarded Outstanding Vocalist lanford

Congratulations to Woods Senior Emma Lanford, who was given an Outstanding Vocalist Award by Wynton Marsalis at the Essentially Ellington Competition at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 12. She sang “Ain’t Got Nothing But the Blues” by Duke Ellington. [insert photo – see attachment to email]


A link to her performance can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDjD3JqcHak


Press release: https://www.jazz.org/press/jazz-at-lincoln-center-announces-the-23rd-annual-essentially-ellington-high-school-jazz-band-competition-festival-top-placing-bands-and-soloists-awards/

Tyler Deegan Awarded Prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship Tyler Deegan, 2018 Morehead-Cain Scholar

Congratulations to our own Tyler Deegan, awarded the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship from UNC Chapel Hill!

From the Morehead-Cain website:

 Tyler will graduate this spring from Woods Charter School in Chapel Hill, where she has served in student government throughout her four years at high school. This year her classmates elected her student council president. Tyler has also competed at the regional and state championship levels of Science Olympiad, held an internship at a community pharmacy, and founded her school Outdoors Club. Tyler plays varsity volleyball, basketball, and soccer, and is interested in studying biology and chemistry. She is the daughter of Sean and Janna Deegan of Pittsboro.


Diversity Alliance Book Drive DA

The Woods Charter School Diversity Alliance believes that representation in books matters. We are hosting a book drive in May to create a diverse lending library for all of our students (elementary included). Donate a book from our wishlist by shopping with one of our local partner stores. 20% of the proceeds go back to Woods!

There are two ways to help: 

1. Shop in person at one of our partner stores: McIntyre's in Fearrington Village, The Regulator in Durham, and Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Check for a WCS display or ask at the desk! 

2. Can't get to a store? Shop online using our wishlists at Flyleaf and The Regulator! 

Link to Flyleaf wishlist here: https://www.flyleafbooks.com/wishlist/4

Link to Regulator wishlist here: https://www.regulatorbookshop.com/wishlist/67

Buy books between May 1st and May 31st. We will pick books up from the stores at the end of the drive. Next year, they will be available for borrowing in our new lending library space! 

School Calendar 2018-19 School Calendar 2018-19

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




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