Award Winning Excellence and Personalized Learning
For students looking for a more personalized school experience, one that offers a student-centered environment with a low student-to-teacher ratio, Southern Wake Academy (SWA) is an excellent choice. SWA is a tuition-free, public charter school for grades 6 through 12. Located in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, SWA is the area’s only charter school.
With an emphasis on scholarship, citizenship and community service, SWA prepares its students to be tomorrow’s leaders and lifelong learners. SWA has an excellent reputation for academic and athletic excellence. SWA was named an Honors School of Excellence for the 2011-2012 school year, the highest academic award given by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to any public school.
Southern Wake Academy received a Bronze Award from the US News and World Report’s Best High Schools for the 2011-2012 school year, placing SWA in the top 25 percent of high schools in the nation. The award specifically reflects significant improvement in reading and math scores from previous years and recognizes schools for working to close the achievement gap among identified groups of students.
“Our students gain more independence through self advocacy—they learn to present themselves and their ideas effectively.”
—David Thomas, Principal
“The sports programs at Southern Wake Academy teach our students commitment, hard work, dedication and motivation. They’re a lot of fun, too.”
—Rick Cross, Teacher, Coach, and Athletic Director