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Maureen Joy Charter School is a free K-8 public charter school located in Durham, North Carolina. Our school is tuition free and open to the public. In the 2013-2014 we moved to a beautiful, renovated historic building in East Durham and expanded our scholar population to almost 500. We focus on college-preparatory academics and character development to build our students into well-rounded citizens prepared for high school, college, and the world beyond.
We believe that good teachers are the key to student learning. We put the utmost priority on hiring and developing great teachers who get results and create a positive, and engaging learning environment.
We believe that a little more time spent at school each day means a lot more time spent learning. Our day begins at 8:10 AM and ends at 4:10 PM Monday-Thursday. On Friday we begin at 8:10 AM and end at 2:10 PM. MJCS students spend nearly a month more time in school and on task than in traditional schools.
We believe that structure and safety ensure students learn. Our students wear uniforms and have to meet high behavioral expectations. Additionally, our small size allows us to develop close relationships with students and their parents, enabling us to ensure safety and make a bigger impact on their academic achievement and character development.