Tuition free public charter school
Opened on July 28, 2008
Serving 513 students in grades K-8
19 students per homeroom
Modified year-round calendar
Tax ID # 35-2290584
Visual art, music, drama, and Spanish offered K-8
Endeavor Charter School began as an idea of what a public school could be. Three career public school teachers, Steve McAdams, Christi Whiteside, and Maija McAdams wrote the charter application for Endeavor. Along with a dedicated founding Board of Directors, they celebrated the approval of the charter in October of 2007. Nine months of planning, working with the Department of Public Instruction, recruiting teachers, and speaking to families passed quickly. On July 28, 2008, Endeavor Charter School celebrated its first school day with a red carpet opening for 376 students in Raleigh. In June of 2014, Endeavor moved to its permanent home on twenty-nine acres of land in Wake Forest.
Area of Service
NC charter schools are open to students living in any county in North Carolina. Endeavor has served students from Wake, Durham, Granville, Franklin, and Johnston Counties.
Academically Gifted Students
We serve students with a wide array of academic gifts. However, we do not identify our students as "AG" or "Academically Gifted." In every way that we differentiate, offer leveled groupings, offer leveled texts, pre-test and post-test, provide differentiated centers or tasks, offer individual conferencing, etc. , we are serving students at their specific levels. This is key to our program.