The Academy at SOAR is accredited by Cognia (formerly SACS), the accrediting body for charter schools, independent schools, and public school systems.
Through the North Carolina Department of Non-Public Education (NCDNPE), the Academy at SOAR is a fully certified non-public private school.
Should your child complete one or multiple semesters, they will receive full academic credit for the courses they complete.
Students attending The Academy at SOAR can receive credit in the following courses:
- Middle School Math 2-3
- Foundations of HS Math
- Integrated Math 1-3
- ACT Math
- Liberal Arts Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
- Dual Enrollment courses
- 7th – Chemistry & Physical Science
- 8th -Earth & Life Science
- Earth and Environmental Science
- 7th – Geography & World History
- 8th – US History
- Modern World History & Humanities
- United States History & Humanities
- Ancient World History & Humanities
- English 7-12
- Fine Arts (all grade levels)
- Life Success Skills/Social Emotional Learning (all grade levels)
- Outdoor Skills (grades 7-8)
- Outdoor Leadership (grades 9-12)
- Physical Education & Health (all grade levels)
- Spanish I, II, III, and IV
- Offered only during the summer through the Academy’s Spanish Immersion Program at an additional cost.
Providing each student with differentiated instruction allows us to customize the learning environment and deliver academic instruction in a way that meets the individual needs and abilities of each student.
For example, if your child is an auditory learner, information will be presented verbally, whereas visual learners are provided with primarily written components.
Differentiated instruction means we can make accommodations for each student based on their specfic learning styles. This would include offering different teaching tactics, extending testing times, etc.
Our Team Cares
SOAR Academy Staff are trained to work with students diagnosed with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders.
The Administration team includes a mix of professionals with a wide range of experience working with this unique population.
Campus and Field Instructors work with students on a day to day basis, helping to implement student achievement plans, and facilitating the expedition planning, independent living skills instruction, and daily hygiene and community living.
Learning In and Beyond The Classroom
The Academy at SOAR operates on a four-week cycle where students rotate time between two-week focused academic study periods on campus in Western NC and two-week expeditionary study adventures off campus throughout the United States. Each expedition provides students with opportunities to develop new skills while at the same time, continuing their academic progress. Unlike traditional school settings, the outdoor setting removes distractions while providing opportunities for students to practice and demonstrate growth in a variety of ways.
Each expedition provides students with opportunities to discover their world and to uncover abilities in themselves they may not have realized.
Unlike traditional school settings, an outdoor adventure school setting is rich in opportunities to push past perceived limits, to utilize teamwork and communication skills, and to practice problem-solving skills with real world applications.