"Do the SMART Thing!"

Introducing the SMART Academy

Register now for SMART Summer Camp!

The SMART Academy stands for students maximizing academic resources through technology. Launched in 2013, as an academic enrichment program offered during after school, weekends and summers, our students have routinely scored higher than their counterparts on End of Grade tests.

What is the secret of our success? We engage students by making learning fun!

Our curriculum employs a four-pronged approach to learning:
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    Interactive Instruction (data driven instruction);


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    Project-based Learning (experiential learning);


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    Small Group Instruction (low teacher-student ratios); and,


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    Real-World Application Discussion (social impact filtered via historical/current affairs lens).


SMART Adventures

Students are front-loaded with instruction to augment learning during enrichment trips to museums, aquariums, science centers and other educational attractions across the state of North Carolina and beyond. In the past destinations have included:

  • Discovery Place in Charlotte
  • Durham Museum of Life & Science
  • The Greensboro Science Center
  • Jeanette's Pier
  • NC Museum of History
  • NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • The Outer Banks
  • Roanoke Island Festival Park
  • Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum
  • Smithsonian's Natural History Museum
  • Sylvan Heights Bird Park
  • Wright Brothers National Memorial


SMART Results

The results from a two-year evaluation of the SMART Academy conducted by an independent program evaluator reveal that the average proficiency level gain for SMART Academy participants (in grades 3-8) was 61% of a level in reading and 63% of a level in math.


Doing the SMART Thing Comes with Benefits

We are excited to offer savings to students who participate in Elementary Support Model schools. Register your student(s) by Sunday, May 21, to save $100 per week on SMART Summer Camp. The regular non-member tuition is $200 per week. Take advantage of our special discounted rate by Sunday, May 21!


How to Register for SMART Summer Camp

Call Us at (919) 525-2849 or email info@thesmartacademy.org for more information.

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    Select ESM as your Customer Group


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    Pay $100 to secure your student's slot in SMART Summer Camp


Register Now