HISTORY OF SOUTHEASTERN ACADEMY
In 1996, the North Carolina State Legislature passed Charter School legislation allowing for the creation and establishment of independent public schools. These schools would be chartered by local or state board of education and be locally implemented and administered. The board and staff at Southeastern Academy (former private school) saw a pressing need to provide a different approach to educating students. As a result of this desire, they filed an application to become a charter school. The North Carolina State Board approved Southeastern’s charter. In August of 2013, Southeastern Academy Charter School opened its doors to 210 students.