Education Services

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Education Services

Achievement Academy

400 W. Main Street, Suite 103 Durham NC, 27701

Phone: (919) 956-8918

Fast-Forward Reading Program (to improve student’s reading level from below the 9th grade level to 10th grade level), GED Program, Post-Secondary Program. 


4019 N Roxboro St
Durham, NC 27704

Avid Programs exist at Carrington, Chewning, Githens, Lowe’s Grove, Neal, W.G. Pearson, Rogers-Herr, Shepard

For students with GPA 2.0-3.5, IIIs or Ivs on EOGs and acceptable discipline and attendance record.

Durham Performance Learning Center

401 N Driver St 27703

Phone: (919) 560-9190

High school diploma program. Also a small, non-traditional high school geared toward students who are not succeeding in a traditional school. The PLC also utilizes project-based learning, service learning, job shadowing, internships, mentoring, and dual enrollment with technical and four-year colleges. For high school: 16-20 yrs old wanting a nontraditional high school setting and flexible schedule.

Durham Tech Community College

1637 Lawson St

Phone: (919) 686-3626

GED and Adult High School Diploma Program.

Public Library

300 North Roxboro St

Phone: (919) 560-0100

Activities for children, classes, computers, and provides books / DVDs.

Riverdeep Destination Success

3412 Westgate Drive Suite 301

Phone: (919) 403-1936

Web-based database of interactive mathematics and language arts lessons, activities, and tests.

Sales and Service Training Center at Northgate

1058 West Club Blvd, Office Area 2, Suite 227

Phone: (919) 286-0555

High School Diploma.

Teen Career Academy (through Durham Literacy Center)

904 W. Chapel Hill St

Phone: 323-6039, for details and placement test: 489-8383 ext. 28

To help out-of-school youth 16-18 yrs old attain their GED and improve basic literacy skills.  All services are free.

The Hill Center

3200 Pickett Road

Phone: (919) 489-7464

Half-day program to students to work quietly in teacher-supervised environment in which to complete homework; five-week study skills program for middle and upper school students; keyboard and SAT classes.

Year of Opportunity for Durham Teens (YO:Durham)

1309 Halley Street

Phone: (919) 536-4230

Based on a successful Boston, MA program, the program serves 20-30 students for a 52-week period. Includes a paid-six week Summer Career Academy, team mentoring for the entire year, and a paid job internship during the school year.

Shift NC

3708 Mayfair Street, Durham, NC 27707

Phone: (919) 226-1880

Sexual health initiatives for teens.

Alternative Schools

Achievement Academy of Durham

2614 Crest Street, Durham, NC 27705

Phone: (919) 956-8918

Supports young adults who have dropped out of school in order to reconnect them to the opportunities an education provides.

Code The Dream

201 W. Main Street, Durham, NC 27701

Internship opportunities.

Durham Literacy Center

1905 Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC 27707

Phone: (919) 489-8383

Adult literacy, English for other languages, GED, Computer literacy classes.

Kramden Institute

4915 Prospectus Dr, Suite J
Durham, NC 27713

Phone: (919) 293-1133

Provides computers to academically motivated students in need.

Kittrell Job Corps Center

1096 US-1, Kittrell, NC 27544

Phone: (252) 438-6161

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.

Magic Johnson Bridgescape Center

104 N. Driver Street, Durham, NC 27703

Phone: (919) 530-8451

Tarheel Challenge Academy

600 N E Main Street, Salemburg, NC 28385

Phone: (910) 525-5520


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