Woods Charter School receives a record 1,807 applications for admission

Chapel Hill, NC – Woods Charter School, located in northeast Chatham County, received a record 1,807 applications for admission for school year 2016-17. The school’s admissions application period ran from October 15, 2015 to January 15, 2016. The school will run the admissions lottery on Monday, February 1.

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Woods Charter School is one of three charter schools located in Chatham County, NC.

In the past, names were drawn manually from a container. This year Woods Charter will be using a computer-generated randomizer for the lottery.

Woods held their last admissions tour on January 12. The number of attendees was so large that Woods had to hold the opening talk in the Great Room to accommodate the approximately 140 people visiting. Usually admissions tours kick off in the smaller Glade room.

Woods Charter School received 1,807 admissions applications from 1,336 families.

Woods Charter School received 1,807 admissions applications from 1,336 families.

Founded in 1998, Woods Charter School is a North Carolina public charter school, serving approximately 500 students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Woods offers a challenging college and university preparatory academic program with an emphasis on character development. It has a history of academic success both in the State’s ABC testing and in the AP, SAT and ACT exams. The strengths of Woods Charter School include small classes, close student-teacher relationships that provide for individual student attention and a caring school community of students, faculty, and parents.

Woods Charter School locationIn 2007, private funding was secured to construct a new school building, and in August 2008, Woods Charter School moved to its current location at 160 Woodland Grove Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Concurrently with the building project, The Woods Charter School Foundation, Inc. was established to raise funds for outfitting the building and meeting the ongoing needs of the school.


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Woods Charter School accepting applications for 2016-17 school year through January 15

Chatham County, NC – Woods Charter School is a K-12 school of 500 students in northern Chatham that is open to all school-aged children in North Carolina.  We have a creative, dynamic, and dedicated faculty and a school culture where respect and civility rule.

Woods Charter SchoolTo apply for school year 2016-17, please visit http://www.woodscharter.org/admissions/

It takes only a few seconds to apply, but don’t delay because registration closes on January 15.  Our admissions are based on a lottery that will be held February 1.

You might not know that Woods Charter School is tuition free, has small class sizes, offers bus transportation and has a free and reduced lunch program. Basically, we are an amazing place to grow and learn!

Please visit our website to find out more about Woods Charter School. We have regular tours that are open to all, with the next one scheduled for January 12.

FMI: Call Admissions Director Kathi Shaw at (919) 960-8353, Ext. 103.

Woods Charter School actively strives to be a community of faculty, students, and families of diverse backgrounds. Woods does not discriminate based on age, race, color, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, physical disability, family status, socioeconomic background, national or ethnic origin, or any other protected class in the administration of its policies and programs.

Three schools in Chatham county among 2014-15 NCHSAA ejection free schools

Chapel Hill, NC – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has announced that 139 member schools in the NCHSAA were ejection free in their athletic contests during the 2014-15 school year. In Chatham County, there are three such schools. They are Woods Charter School, Chatham Central High School and Chatham Charter School.

The schools were recognized recently at the Association’s regional meetings across the state. The 139 schools represented 34.5 percent of the NCHSAA’s member schools, based on the 403 member schools last year.

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The guidelines record ejections for unsportsmanlike acts such as fighting, taunting, profanity, obscene gestures or disrespectfully addressing or contacting officials.

The 2006-07 academic year was the best since the NCHSAA started tracking ejections in 1997, with 202 schools earning ejection free status, which represented 54.8 percent of the member schools in that year. There were 113 ejection free schools in 2010-11, or 29 percent of the membership, and there were 127 ejection free schools during the 2011-12 academic year. The total for 2012-13 was 128 schools and the number last year was 127.

“We are proud that 139 schools were ejection free last year,” said NCHSAA interim commissioner Que Tucker, “but we have to continue to make sportsmanship a priority and hope the number of schools which are ejection free grows.”

All schools with no ejections for the year received a certificate of recognition at the NCHSAA regional meetings across the state. North Carolina Farm Bureau sponsors this as part of its initiative with the NCHSAA.

Three schools were recognized for completing five consecutive years with no ejections, including Chatham Central, Franklin Academy and Southwest Edgecombe. Two schools, Ocracoke and Southside in Chocowinity, have successfully completed their 11h consecutive ejection-free years, and received a 10-year award last year.


Region 1


Bear Grass Charter

Camden County

Cape Hatteras

Conley, DH


Farmville Central

Gates County






South Creek



Region 2

Eastern Wayne

Greene Central




North Lenoir

Northside (Jax)


White Oak


Region 3



Chapel Hill



Durham School of the Arts

East Chapel Hill

East Wake

East Wake Academy

Eastern NC School for the Deaf

Franklin Academy*


Granville Central


Holly Springs

Kestrel Heights


Middle Creek


NC School of Science & Math

Nash Central

Neuse Charter

North Edgecombe

North Johnston


Northern Nash

Northern Vance

Northwest Halifax


Raleigh Charter


Roxboro Community


Southeast Halifax

Southern Durham

Southern Nash

Southwest Edgecombe*

Wake Forest

Warren County



Region 4

East Bladen


Lee County

Richmond Senior

Smith, E.E.

St. Pauls


Region 5

Central Davidson

Chatham Central* (Chatham County, NC)

Chatham Charter (Chatham County, NC)

East Davidson

Eastern Alamance

Eastern Guilford

Eastern Randolph

High Point Central

Lexington Senior


North Davidson

North Forsyth

Providence Grove

South Davidson

Southeast Guilford

Southern Guilford

Southwest Guilford

West Davidson


Williams, Walter M.

Winston-Salem Prep

Woods Charter (Chatham County, NC)


Region 6

Ardrey Kell


Berry Academy

Bessemer City

Carson, Jesse


East Lincoln

East Mecklenburg

East Rowan


Gray Stone Day

Harding University


Lincoln Charter


Marvin Ridge


Myers Park


Robinson, J.M.

Rocky River


South Point

South Rowan

South Stanly

Stuart W. Cramer

Vance, Zebulon

West Charlotte

West Lincoln


Region 7

Bunker Hill

East Wilkes


Mount Airy

NC School for the Deaf


Region 8


Blue Ridge Early College


Mountain Heritage



North Henderson

Owen, Charles D.


Polk County


Swain County



*5th Consecutive Ejection-free Year RecipientChatham schools

Woods Charter School students to travel to United Nations headquarters

Chapel Hill, NC – Woods Charter School students Lacey Berg, Julianna Puccio, Justina Stewart, and Kaylee Tugwell, with support from the Woods Charter School Foundation, will travel to the United Nations headquarters on October 9 for Girls Speak Out, part of the 2015 International Day of the Girl Summit. The girls collaborated on a dramatic monologue highlighting the limits and inadequacies of sex ed in school. The monologue will be one of a series of presentations telling girls’ stories, speaking out about the “empowerment, protection and participation of girls in all levels of society.” The IDG Summit showcases the stories of girls around the globe.

GLI LogoThe Woods Charter School chapter of Girls Learn International advocates for human rights, with a focus on girls around the world. The group raises awareness about obstacles girls face, such as lack of access to education, child marriage, sex trafficking, and poverty. Discussion of current events brings to light the disadvantages and discrimination that girls struggle against in many communities. Chapter members seek to inform themselves and energize others to advocate for universal girls’ education and social change.

Inspired by their GLI experience, the four submitted a piece for consideration to IDG 2015. Their work was selected from submissions worldwide.

“Education is the key to ending oppression,” says Lacey Berg, GLI chapter co-president. “Girls and women have the power to change the world, and we strive to help create the opportunity.”

FMI: Contact GLI Faculty Advisor Adrienne Berg

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