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Summit Creek Academy Celebrates First Day of School

Summit Creek Academy, a new Browns Summit-area public charter school managed by National Heritage Academies (NHA), welcomed its first cohort of students on Aug. 19, 2021.

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Summit Creek offers grades K-5 in 2021, adding one grade level, up to eighth grade, each year.
The school welcomed 520 students, in kindergarten through fifth grade, on their first day of school. A crucial part of the culture and curriculum at Summit Creek revolves around Moral Focus. NHA believes that kindness, and strong hearts and minds can impact the world in significant ways. Every month Summit Creek will highlight a different Moral Focus virtue, such as respect, compassion, and perseverance, to develop the whole student, heart and character included.
 Cutting the ribbon.

“I am looking forward to welcoming all our scholars back to a normal school environment,” said Amanda Brown, founding principal at Summit Creek. “Our theme this year is ‘Positive Minds, Positive Vibes, Positive School’, and we are serious about spreading positivity and reestablishing the learning environment as a fun and safe place.”
Brown brings over 14 years of education experience to her role, including her most recent position serving as principal of Wake Forest Charter Academy, a fellow NHA school, since 2016. Ms. Brown has received her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership Studies from Grand Canyon University and Master of Education from Western Governors University.

People watching the ribbon cutting ceremony. 
To celebrate the opening of the school, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Aug. 18, which included remarks from Principal Brown and Mark Popple, Board President at Summit Creek, and of course, the ribbon cutting.
Check out News & Record Greensboro sharing the news of the first day of school at Summit Creek.
About National Heritage Academies
National Heritage Academies (NHA) is a network of over 95 tuition-free, public charter schools across nine states, serving more than 60,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. For more information, visit

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