Educational Institutions

Metrolina Regional Scholars' Academy, Inc.

  • Charlotte, NC
  • www.scholarsacademy.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Metrolina Regional Scholars' Academy is to provide an exceptionally challenging educational environment for that supports the distinctive needs of highly gifted children.  These children are often allowed to simply "slide through" the regular public education system instead of being provided the precise type of education they need to be successful.  Unlike the traditional public education system, which may provide only occasional pull-out programs for these children, the Scholars' Academy recognizes that these students are, in fact, gifted all of the time, not just part of the time. They need and deserve to be instructed in an appropriate manner. The Scholars' Academy is proud to be "on the cutting edge" as one of the few existing public charter schools dedicated to serving the needs of this special population of youngsters.

Main Programs

  1. Education of highly intellectually-gifted children in North Carolina in grades K-8.
  2. Community outreach
Service Areas

Self-reported

North Carolina

We serve students who are residents of the state of North Carolina.

ruling year

2000

Principal Officer since 2000

Self-reported

Dr. Marie Peine

Keywords

Self-reported

gifted education; charter schools; public education; intellectually-gifted children; innovations in education; Charlotte schools; Metrolina Regional Scholars' Academy

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Also Known As

Scholars' Academy

EIN

56-2153618

 Number

3883365323

Physical Address

5225 77 Center Drive

Charlotte, NC 28217

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Parent Teacher Group (B94)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Accomplishments for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2009

   1.  A North Carolina Honor School of Excellence since the 2003/2004 school year.

   2.  Posted a greater than 95% On-Grade-Level rating on the required North Carolina End-        of-Grade and End-of-Course tests.

   3.  Expanded enrollment to 300 students

 

Objectives for Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2009

   1.  Fully fund the purchase and renovation of a permanent facility for the school.

   2.  Maintain quality of the program through staff development and outreach to experts.

   3.  Improve technology content through wider access and use of communications media.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Education of highly intellectually-gifted children in North Carolina in grades K-8.

The Scholars' Academy is a full-time public charter school offering an accelerated curriculum for approximately 245 highly intellectually-gifted students in kindergarten through 8th grades. The students live in several counties surrounding Mecklenburg County and some drive as far as 60-75 minutes to attend this special program. The Scholars' Academy offers before- and after-school care at the school, as well as extracurricular clubs, academic competitions and programs. Our school is also proud of its partnerships with other local organizations, including Children's Theatre of Charlotte and Duke TIP.  We are proud once again to have been named a North Carolina Honor School of Excellence and strive to continue providing an exceptional education to highly gifted children.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 2

Community outreach

Annual community outreach programs include collections for disaster relief, juvenile diabetes research, food collections, A Child's Place, Crisis Assistance Ministry, etc.

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

North Carolina

We serve students who are residents of the state of North Carolina.

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THE METROLINA REGIONAL SCHOLARS' ACADEMY INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Metrolina Regional Scholars' Academy, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. Marie Peine

BIO

Dr. Marie Peine is the Director of the Scholars' Academy. Previously, she ran gifted education programs in Sevierville, Tennessee. Dr. Peine is experienced in the field, not only as an educator, but also as the mother of two highly gifted students. She has dedicated her life to the success of the Scholars' Academy and hopes that it will become a true "model" for gifted education in the United States -- and the world!

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Gaston Gage

No Affiliation

Term: July 2010 - June 2011

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