Held every January, National School Choice Week (NSCW) shines a spotlight on effective education options for children around the Country. During NSCW, schools, homeschool groups, organizations and individuals plan tens of thousands of independent events. These celebratory events raise public awareness of the different K-12 education options available to children and families while also spotlighting the benefits of school choice.
NSCW recognizes all K-12 options, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling.
Started in 2011, NSCW is now the world’s largest annual celebration of opportunity in education. Over the past nine years, more than 131,000 NSCW events have been planned across the country and around the world.
Neuse Charter School in Smithfield is a school of choice and is the only K-12 public charter school in Johnston County. The annual enrollment lottery for all grades is coming up on March 19. Applications for the enrollment lottery can be found on the school’s website, www.neusecharterschool.org starting on February 1. There is an open house for prospective families at the school on February 13th at 5 o’clock.
“Thank you to Todd Johnson, Dave Neville, Chris Johnson and many others who helped this school open its doors for the first time in August 2007,” said Neuse parent Wendy Dunn. “The founders realized the very real and distinct difference in the quality of education their children were receiving compared to Wake County where there are many more educational options. We are very thankful that Neuse Charter is such a valuable school of choice for Johnston County and has the highest AP participation in the county.”