With the anticipation of a new school year, Main Street Academy has made several changes in faculty and programs. Ms. Marilyn Holder, Social Studies Department Chairman, will be heading up Edgenuity, the school district's new platform for on-line learning. New staff members employed as of June 28, 2017 include Marie DiPresso-Long, High School English; Patricia Pfillips, High School EC; Robin Mills, Middle School EC. Main Street has also received another $3,000 grant form Stacked Deck, the North Carolina Anti-Gambling Program, which allows students and parents to understand the dangers of excessive gambling.
CTE Teacher Jackie Richard was named the 2017 Teacher of the Year at Main Street Academy by a vote of the faculty. Richard has been teaching at Griffith and Main Street for over 10 years and is currently a member of the Trailblazers Program in the WSFCS District. The program is designed for potential district administrators.
Judge Denise Hartsfield and law students from Wake Forest University spoke to 50 Main Street Academy students on Friday, February 24, 2017 in the Media Center. The objective of the presentation was to inform students of their rights and responsibilities within the criminal justice system. Students were also able to answer questions of the Judge who gave facts about incarceration and expunging crimes from a student's record..
Information released by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction shows that Main Street Academy has met or exceeded the Growth Standard in the following subject areas: 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade math; 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Social Studies; English I and II; Mayh II; Biology; Earth and Environmental Science; Physical Science; American History; Civics and Economics.