Phase one of renovations for the campus of Central Carolina Academy, a new public charter school in Sanford, North Carolina, are nearing completion. The school will open for students in grades 6-10 on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. The conversion began in February and involves two phases. Phase one created classrooms on the third floor and an office suite on the second floor of the former corporate building. Phase two will complete remaining renovations on the first and second floors. Central Carolina Academy will initially have approximately 285 students in grades 6-10 and grow to have over 660 students in grades 6-12 in the next four years.
“We prepared for the worst and hoped for the best. Performance Charter School Development and Omega Construction are proving in every aspect of this project to be stellar partners for our team. With a bit of luck in the supply chain and dogged determination to do our best to get students in the building as soon as possible, we are optimistic that we’ll be able to open the school year on campus,” said Dr. John Eldridge, Superintendent.
The school staff held an open house on Thursday, August 11, at the Wicker Civic Center in Sanford from 6:00-8:00pm. Administration reserved the off-campus site anticipating it might be as late as October when the campus was available and have decided to keep the open house there since it is more spacious. The majority of families have attended Meet and Greet events this summer, and administration expects a large crowd for its final meeting to kick off the new school year.
A few weeks after the campus opens, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony that the school community and public will be invited to attend.