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Charter Day School Kindergarten students proudly show off their “I Can Read” certificates. Kindergarten students received the certificates and their own book as part of an “I Can Read” ceremony celebrating their landmark achievement of learning to read. The ceremony also included students reading their new books
before a packed audience of family members.

Headmaster Laurie Benton commented, “Learning to read is a tremendous and vital accomplishment. It paves the way for future success. We are so proud of our Kindergarten students for achieving this milestone!”

Charter Day School is one of four public charter schools managed by The Roger Bacon Academy, Inc. founded in 1999 by education pioneer Baker Mitchell. The other schools include Douglass Academy in Wilmington, Columbus Charter School in Whiteville, and South Brunswick Charter School in Southport with
a combined enrollment of over 2,100 students in K-8. All four are tuition-free, charter schools that welcome all students, regardless of income, ability, or address. To learn more or enroll online, please visit