KINSTON CHARTER ACADEMY (KCA) was founded in 2004 under the leadership of the late Johnnie Forrest Lyles. Mr. Lyles had a vision to create a public charter school that offers school choice to parents seeking better opportunities for their children in the City of Kinston, Lenoir County, and surrounding communities. Mr. Lyles’ efforts resulted in a Grade K-8 school that achieved national recognition as the 2007 National Charter School of the Year by the Washington D.C. based National Center for Educational Reform. The school, each year, has continued to achieve “Expected Growth” under the North Carolina ABC’s Accountability Program. In 2011, a KCA student represented the school in the internationally recognized 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee. KCA students participate in the National Junior Beta Club, the school features student Honor Societies, Band, Martial Arts, and Student Government Association. The school’s academic focus is reading, math, science, language arts, and the development of reasoning and problem solving skills. The goal is to superbly prepare students for high school and college. Visit www.kinstoncharteracademy.com for more information.
Kinston Charter Academy is tuition free public charter school operating under a charter granted by the North Carolina State Board of Education. Kinston Charter Academy (KCA) serves students in grades K-8. The schools’ mission is “To become a superior school that provides students with opportunities to achieve academic excellence enabling them to participate competitively in our global society.” The schools’ vision is that “No less than 100 percent of Kinston Charter Academy students will perform at or above grade level by the end of the academic school year with teachers and administration providing each student with a highly enriching educational experience that promotes students to higher academic achievement.” KCA recognizes that parents play a central role in whether students maintain the proper discipline and time on task in achieving academic success. KCA seeks to build strong relationships with parents, the local business community, other educational institutions, and the community at-large to promote the academic and personal success of our students.