First all girl charter school in NC to open in Wilmington

August 17th, 2015|

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — North Carolina’s first single-gender public charter school, the Leadership Academy for Young Women, will open in Wilmington in August, 2016, following Thursday’s vote of by the North Carolina Board of Education [...]

State approves all-girls charter school in Wilmington

June 5th, 2015|

The Port City will soon be home to the first single-gender public school in the state. Following approval Thursday by the N.C. Board of Education, Leadership Academy for Young Women, will open in Wilmington in [...]

New All-girls Charter School Moves Ahead After State Approval

June 5th, 2015|

With charter approval from the N.C. Board of Education in hand, the organizers of Wilmington’s proposed Leadership Academy for Young Women (LAYW) are scouting possible locations for the new all-girl charter school. “We’re looking at [...]

Wilmington businessman tapped to lead first-of-its-kind girls charter school

April 15th, 2015|

When Todd Godbey and a group of organizers behind the push for an all-girls public charter school in Wilmington recently visited a sister institution in Austin, Texas, one of the students told them the program [...]

Wilmington’s first all-girls charter school gains backing

March 22nd, 2015|

WILMINGTON | Wilmington’s first proposed all-girls charter school, The Leadership Academy for Young Women, and New Hanover County Schools have formed a partnership to fulfill a common goal – preparing girls for postsecondary education. The [...]

Godbey Named To Develop Planned All-Girls Charter School In Wilmington

March 8th, 2015|

Local publisher Todd Godbey has been named to oversee the development and opening of an all-girls charter school planned for Wilmington. As president of The Leadership Academy for Young Women (LAYW) and its nonprofit foundation, [...]

NC’s First All-Girls Charter School Set to Open in 2016

March 8th, 2015|

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. — North Carolina’s first all-girls public charter school is set to open in New Hanover County. Twenty fourth grade girls had a fun-filled day learning about technology on Saturday. “Today we’ve [...]

New charter school could be coming to our area pending approval

March 7th, 2015|

A new charter school could be coming to our area. The Leadership Academy for Young Women was unanimously approved by the advisory board just last month. The potential school has been hosting learning circles introducing [...]

Girls Charter School Aims for 2016 Opening

August 7th, 2014|

Plans to open an all-girls charter school in Wilmington continue to move ahead, say organizers, who in the meantime have started outreach programs in the community. In late 2013, a proposition was announced for a [...]

All-girls school planned for Wilmington area

July 2nd, 2014|

An all-girls public school will open in the Wilmington area if all goes as planned for a local foundation led in part by the woman credited with building the success of the Food Network. The [...]

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