Read to Achieve
What is Read to Achieve?
The Read to Achieve program was established by the NC General Assembly, in July of 2012. It is a law that dictates that if a third grade student is not reading at grade level by the end of the third grade year, they will have to repeat 3rd Grade or attend a free, reading camp. More information >>
The Academy's bilingual, multicultural curriculum follows both the North Carolina Standard Course of Study (language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, art, and music) and the National Greek Curriculum Standards (language arts, mathematics, and Greek culture).
The curriculum is an innovative research-based curriculum, developed by the Socrates Academy Curriculum Committee, which is made up of several distinguished faculty from UNC Charlotte with expertise in various aspects of education, English and other languages, mathematics, and technology.
It is important to note that only a small percentage of the students of the Academy are of Greek heritage, and students from diverse cultures and backgrounds are greatly profiting from this approach.
While part of each school day is taught in Greek, no prior knowledge of Greek is required. It is, however, recommended that new students enter the Academy at the earliest grades possible in order to gain the greatest academic benefit.
Instruction relies on the Socratic Method to foster critical analytic thinking. The program is characterized by high academic quality and a special emphasis in mathematics, reading, writing, character development, multiculturalism, and early learning of a second language.