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

BA-CFA 3560 – Title 1 Parent and Family Engagement PolicyPDF76.22KB

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

5 Year Performance Snapshot

BA-CFA 5 Year Performance SnapshotPDF79.29KB

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

The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal law passed to help families who are homeless keep their children in school.

Definition of homelessness–The term “homeless children and youth” means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, and can include the following situations:

  • Living with a friend, relative or someone else because they lost their home.
  • Staying in a motel or hotel.
  • Living in an emergency or transitional shelter or domestic violence shelter.
  • Staying in substandard housing.
  • Living in a car, park or public place, abandoned building or bus station.
  • Living in a campground or an inadequate trailer home.
  • Abandoned in a hospital.Living in a runaway or homeless youth shelter.

Educational Rights of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

  • Children and youth experiencing homelessness have the right to receive a free, appropriate public education.
  • Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment, or having missed application or enrollment deadlines during any period of homelessness.
  • Enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers needed documents.
  • Enroll in the local attendance area school or continue attending their school of origin (the school they attended when permanently housed or the school in which they were last enrolled), if that is the parent’s, guardian’s, or unaccompanied youth’s preference. If the school district believes the school selected is not in the student’s best interest, then the district must provide the parent, guardian, or unaccompanied youth with a written explanation of its position and inform him/her of the right to appeal its decision.
  • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if requested by the parent, guardian, or local liaison on behalf of an unaccompanied youth.
  • Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to the student’s need.

These rights are established under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. This act is the primary piece of federal legislation dealing with the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness in U.S. public schools. It was reauthorized by Title IX, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act in December 2015. To qualify for these rights, children and youth must be considered homeless according to the McKinney-Vento definition of homeless.

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

North Carolina State Coordinator, Lisa Phillips

For information regarding homeless students in North Carolina public schools, please click here.

NCHEP Website