Educaton briefs for Aug. 11

First Posted: 8/8/2013

Private academy to open in Red Springs

RED SPRINGS — Academy of Excellence, a new private school, will open in September to serve Robeson, Hoke, Scotland and Cumberland counties.

The academy will begin in enrollment on Sept. 2 for third through twelfth grades for the 2013-2014 school year. The kindergarten through second grade program won’t start until the 2014-2014 school year.

The school will use the Odysseyware system, a web-based learning system that features a media-rich curriculum for elementary, middle and high school students.

The academy, which will be located at 2240 S. Duffie Road in Red Springs, will offer small classrooms as the enrollment will be limited to 40 students at this time.

For information, call Valerie Sinclair at 910-273-8054 or Tammie Hollingsworth at 919-949-1433 or email the academy at [email protected]

Lumberton teacher earns state title

LUMBERTON — Mike Lewis was recently honored as North Carolina Trade and Industrial Education Teacher of the Year.

Lewis is a construction teacher at the Robeson County Career Center in Lumberton. He works with students teaching construction as well as overseeing the construction academy. Lewis has worked for the Public School sof Robeson ounty for seven years.

Lewis received a plaque and was recognized in Greensboro during the summer conference.