Overview

The Roger Bacon Academy is an educational management company that operates charter schools in Southeast North Carolina. At The Roger Bacon Academy, we believe in freedom of choice when it comes to public education. RBA operates tuition-free public schools of choice that serve all students regardless of income or academic ability. Our schools strive to increase the effectiveness of everyone – students, parents, teachers, and staff – by using modern technology and verified scientific educational research to their fullest extent.

Learning Environment

We provide structured, orderly classrooms in which instructional time is maximized, and disruptions are held to a spare minimum.

  • Each classroom has a clear set of rules and expectations for
    acceptable conduct.
  • The student character-development program is based on setting incentive
    rewards for good behavior and reinforcing these behaviors on a ratio of 4:1
    positive-to-negative interactions.
  • Children requiring additional help receive individualized behavioral programs
    tailored to meet their specific needs.

Direct Instruction

Direct Instruction is a research-based instructional approach emphasizing the use of intensive, small group instruction by teachers and aides, using carefully designed lessons in which cognitive skills are broken down into small units. A hallmark of the Direct Instruction methodology is exciting dynamic teacher—student interaction. The teacher introduces and models new information. Students show understanding through choral and individual responses, and then receive immediate teacher feedback, correction and re-instruction. As a result, students are fully engaged, involved in demonstrating their skills and become productive learners.

Highest Quality Teachers

Teachers are selected on the basis of high academic achievement and, importantly, for outstanding personal qualities which embody the high ideals of the School. They are a richly-talented group of individuals who serve as excellent role models for our students. At Academy schools they receive extensive training in Direct Instruction and continuous, on-going support for professional growth and development.

High Expectations

We ask the children to rise to a high level of achievement. Our expectations require much hard work, focus, and a sustained effort, but with the proper encouragement and support, all of our students can realize their potential and can become successful life-long learners. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality educational experience in a safe, clean, spirited, and morally strong environment.

“Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one’s levels of aspiration and expectation.”
Jack Nicklaus

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