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Overview and Mission
Maureen Joy Charter School is a K-8 grade public charter school located in Durham, North Carolina. Our school is tuition free and open to the public. 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 stress our values of self-control, consideration, curiosity, grit, bravery, and optimism in everything we do.
(1) Great Teaching
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.
(2) More Time on Task
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 3:45pm Monday-Friday. MJCS students spend nearly a month more time in school and on task than in traditional schools.
(3) Structured and Safe Environment
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.