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.
Main Street Academy received the grade of "Progressing" from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction on September 1. The grade is based on 60% progress, 20% achievement, and 20% attendance persistence. The school received the highest grade of any alternative school in the urban areas of North Carolina. More information can be found on the DPI website . The highlights are also posted in the September 22, 2016 edition of The Chronicle.