Cardinal Charter Academy

Cardinal Charter Academy is a tuition-free public charter school educating students in grades K-8 who reside in North Carolina. For 2014-2015 school year applications will be accepted in grade levels K-7. Subsequent grades will be added each year. Cardinal Charter Academy is governed by the Triangle Charter Education Association of North Carolina and a member of the Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) family of schools.


The mission of Cardinal Charter Academy (“Academy”) is to build a student-centered learning environment that is project-based and technology-driven in which students can reach their academic potential. We value academic success through the use of data to meet individual diverse student needs. Cardinal Charter Academy will foster a culture of innovation and inquiry using technology as the medium.

What is a Charter School?

Charter schools are tuition-free public schools of choice, but each charter school is governed independently. Unlike traditional public schools, every charter school must demonstrate success, or it will lose its charter.

CSUSA is one of the largest providers of charter school management services in the nation. CSUSA manages private and municipal charters for grades Pre-K through 12.

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