Main Street Academy received the grade of "Progressing" from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction on September 1. The grade is based on 60% progress, 20% achievement, and 20% attendance persistence. The school received the highest grade of any alternative school in the urban areas of North Carolina. More information can be found on the DPI website . The highlights are also posted in the September 22, 2016 edition of The Chronicle.
Media Specialist Ellen Gordon has been elected as the School Improvement Team Chair for the 2016-17 school year. Other officers elected are Brent David - Vice-Chairman and Donna Brown - Secretary. The entire School Improvement Team is listed in the More Information area;
Media Specialist Ellen Gordon has started a Great Stories Teen Book Club at Main Street Academy. Students participating are: Aaron Hall; Luis Virgen-Manuel; Kenya Rodriguez; Jacqueline Salgado-Morales; Bryce Wood; and Levi Myers. The club will meet in the Media center and discuss books that have been recommended for our students to read.
Larry C. Berry has been named as the new Administrative assistant at Main Street Academy for the 2016-17 school year. Mr. Berry has served as the Transition Coordinator at Griffith Academy and Main Street Academy for the past eight (8) years. Mr. Berry's administrative experinece includes over 45 yeras in eduation where he has served as teacher, coach, Asst. Principal, and Principal in schools in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Mr. Berry has also served as Testing Coordinator in the past and will serve as Chairman of the new required School Testing Team. Meta Robinson will continue to serve as the Testing Coordinator and Garrett Davis will assume mr. Berry's role as Transition Coordinator.
Benchmark Testing will begin on October 6, 2016 for High School students. A testing schedule for all students will be published by Mrs. Meta Robinson, Testing Coordinator.
Main Street Academy welcomes back SRO Brian Toliver. Officer Toliver is a 10 year veteran of the WSPD. Assuming the position in February of 2016, Officer Tolliver brings a wealth of experience in law enforcment to our school.