The mission of East Voyager Academy is to graduate its students with English-Chinese bilingual proficiency, strong academics, and intercultural competence.
East Voyager Academy is a tuition-free public charter school. Our school is governed by a board of directors and guided by the ideas and design of our charter. Working with experienced educators, the East Voyager Academy Board has obtained open recommendation from the NC Charter School Advisory Board on April 11, 2017. Plans are underway to open the school in the Charlotte area for the 2018-2019 school year.
East Voyager Academy recognizes the value of early language immersion. We firmly believe that allowing children the opportunity to learn a second language while they are young not only produces stronger students academically, but also teaches them the value of their global citizenship. Sharing cultures throughout the education process assists students in understanding and respecting the diverse peoples throughout the world.
Our language immersion program begins at a Pre-Kindergarten level and continues through the 8th grade. This program gives parents a bilingual educational option that will allow their children to increase the career and economic opportunities in today's global economy. Classes in Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade are taught using the two-teacher model. Chinese teachers instruct students in subjects such as math. An English-speaking teacher will serve as the Chinese counterpart and instruct in English offering support for vocabulary acquisition. The Chinese language becomes a part of the school day rather than an add-on subject. For the 2018-2019 school year, we plan to open classes from pre-kindergarten through the 4th grade. One higher grade will be added in the following school year until the 8th grade is added.