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First all girl charter school in NC to open in Wilmington

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 to approve its charter. The...

State approves all-girls charter school in Wilmington

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 August 2016. Plans for the all-girl charter school...

New All-girls Charter School Moves Ahead After State Approval

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 a couple of sites . . .  and we are...

Wilmington’s first all-girls charter school gains backing

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 charter school, slated to...

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

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 been learning about the wonders of technology and...

Girls Charter School Aims for 2016 Opening

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 girls school targeting low-income, first-generation...

All-girls school planned for Wilmington area

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 announcement came Thursday morning at a talk with public and business...