School Profile

School Profile

Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy is a public charter school, charges no tuition, and is open to any child eligible for the public school systems of North Carolina and the immediately adjacent areas of South Carolina.
BA-CFA is characterized by small classes and an excellent music and art program. Physical activity plays an important role and incorporates outdoor education knowledge and skills that will serve students well throughout their lifetimes.
Brevard Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy students live by an Honor Code that promotes consideration, integrity, positive spirit, and value of the individual. The curriculum develops enthusiasm for investigative learning, encourages students to produce original ideas, think creatively, and solve problems effectively.  As a partnership between teachers, students, and parents, the school is dedicated to the development of the whole child and to the enhancement of the values of respect and responsibility.


The Mission of Brevard Academy is to prepare its students to achieve academic excellence through the Core Knowledge Sequence.  Through a partnership involving students, teachers, and parents the school strives to create citizens with strong moral character and active intellectual inquiry.


Brevard Academy:  A Challenge Foundation Academy (BA-CFA) a K-8 public charter school develops and encourages motivated, intellectually curious students who are skilled in critical thinking, individual expression and problem solving.  From their diverse backgrounds, students accept our challenge to pursue personal and academic excellence.  Through this pursuit, they become confident members of their community who lead by serving others.

School Charter

Take a look at our original 1997 Charter Application approved by the NC Department of Public Instruction.



View our recently updated By-Laws, currently under review for approval by the NC Department of Public Instruction.

BA-CFA BYLaws 2016 5_11-16PDF77.52KB

Strategic Plan

Brevard Academy-CFA operates with a five year rolling strategic plan which is a dynamic document evolving as needs arise to fulfill the BA-CFA Mission and Vision.  View our most recent Board Approved Strategic Plan.

BA-CFA 5 Year Strategic Plan 2014-19PDF105.79KB

Title 1 Parent and Family Engagement Policy

Title 1 Parent and Family Engagement Policy BA-CFA BOD Approved 6.14.17

2018-2019 School Calendar

Official 2018-2019 BA-CFA School CalendarPDF195.38KB

Additional Resources

Brevard Academy – A Challenge Foundation Academy (BA-CFA) is A Quality Tuition-Free Public Charter School.
By choice BA-CFA is a member of the TeamCFA network. Our K-8 grades follow the Core Knowledge curriculum.  Please visit the following websites to best understand what defines us as a school.
Core Knowledge Homepage
About Core Knowledge/What is Core Knowledge

Download the Core Knowledge Sequence – CKFSequence_RevPDF2.51MB


BA-CFA is a public school and a charter school. The following two sites address these aspects of our school:

Public Schools of North Carolina
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

NC Report Card

2012-2013 NC Report Card DataPDF119.76KB

2013-2014 BA-CFA NC Report CardPDF431.96KB

2014-2015 BA-CFA NC Report CardPDF1.04MB

2015-2016 BA-CFA NC Report CardPDF600.94KB

2016-2017 BA-CFA NC Report CardPDF460.78KB

NC Report Card Website

NC 3rd Grade Read to Achieve

Read To Achieve Brevard Academy 2017-18PDF256.34KB


N.C. Homeless Education Program

School Contact, Mr. Ted Duncan – 828-885-2665

State Coordinator, Lisa Phillips 337-315-7491

NCHEP Website