About Maureen Joy.
Maureen Joy Charter School is a free K-8 public charter school located in Durham, North Carolina. Our school is tuition free and open to the public. We focus on college-preparatory academics and character development to build our students into well-rounded citizens prepared for high school, college, and the world beyond.
Maureen Joy Charter School exists to provide its students with the academic and character skills necessary to succeed in the high school, college, and the world beyond.
GREAT TEACHINGWe believe that good teachers are the key to student learning. We put the utmost priority on hiring and developing great teachers who get results and create a positive, and engaging learning environment.
STRUCTURED & SAFE ENVIRONMENTWe believe that structure and safety ensure students learn. Our students wear uniforms and have to meet high behavioral expectations. Additionally, our small size allows us to develop close relationships with students and their parents, enabling us to ensure safety and make a bigger impact on their academic achievement and character development.
MORE TIME ON TASKWe believe that a little more time spent at school each day means a lot more time spent learning. Beginning academic year 2014-15, our day will begin at 8:00 AM and end at 3:45 Monday - Friday. MJCS students spend nearly a month more time in school and on task than in traditional schools.
All Board Meetings are open to the public and take place at the school from 6:30-8:30 PM on the second Monday of every month, unless otherwise noted. Please sign up 24 hours in advance if you would like to be included in the public comments section of the meeting. In order to sign up, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (919) 908 1600. Our next board meeting will take place on Saturday September 17, 2016 at 1pm. The Maureen Joy Board will meet for a retreat to discuss capacity, which may include a closed session to discuss a contract. Check the Calendar to confirm meeting dates/times.
Lisa Gordon Stella
Reginald J. Johnson