Carter Community Charter School students in grades K-3 participate in project-based learning. Carter Community Charter School, in partnership with Orange Grove Missionary Baptist Church and a grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction - 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) leads an after-school academic and enrichment program.  The OGMBC 21st CCLC S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Academy is held Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 PM.  Transportation is provided and is free to all students.   More information can be found here.

 Carter Community Charter School also partners with students from Duke University, UNC - Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University, and the Watts School of Nursingto provide mentoring and lead academic enrichment classes in Art, Health and PE, Spanish, and Drama.


Carter Community Charter School will collaborate with community partners to achieve the following goals:

  • To become an Honor School of Excellence by achieving high student performance on the North Carolina End of Grade Tests.

  • To achieve Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) annually as determined by No Child Left Behind legislation.

  • To insure that all students are achieving at or above grade level, and showing continuous progress, by using standardized instruments to monitor students’ progress.

  • To provide extended day and year learning experiences for Carter Community Charter School students and the community at large.


Develop a unique curriculum to Carter Community Charter School that emphasize the development of children’s financial, technical and economic literacy

  • Recruit, hire, and retain highly qualified teachers for grades K-8

  • Integrate technology, character education and leadership development into the daily curriculum to deliver instruction that is relevant to children lives

  • Maintain small class sizes with a ration of 17 students to 1 teacher in grades 4-8 and 20 students 2 teachers in grades K-3

  • Increase the use of community resources and partners in the the Financial and Economic Literacy Curriculum for students in grades K-8

  • Provide extended day programs that tap into the child’s interests and areas of talent

  • Increase opportunities for physical and social development by expanding organized sports opportunities for all students


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