We are NC’s first & oldest school solely dedicated to students with learning differences.

Our stellar teachers bring out the best in students through the use of individualized curriculum, consistent structures and processes, and exceptionally small class sizes. At TFA, you’ll find a warm, engaging, and vibrant learning community. We offer families strong daily communication and a highly personalized experience.

Full-Day, Co-Educational

Grades 3-12, Full-day, Co-Educational School (8am-3:15pm). ‘Traditional’ Calendar (6-week grading periods, two-week holiday break, fall and spring breaks)




Personalized Attention

5:1 student to teacher ratio in Reading/Writing/Math. 10:1 in elective/core classes. All lunch and activity periods are faculty supervised. All students, all grades, end each day with class-sized and faculty-supervised Homework Hall.


Meets Your Needs

Many of our students are enrolled here for remediation with the intention of transitioning after a solid foundation of skills has been established, while many other students remain here to graduate based on his or her needs. High School coursework fulfill options and requirements for graduation from NC High Schools and entry into UNC-system colleges and NC community colleges. Dual accreditation from SACS/SAIS.



Application Process

Our school is unique and is only the right fit for a small percentage of students. As such, we have a selective and highly personalized application process to ensure each new student thrives at The Fletcher Academy.


What Our Parents Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our parents do the talking!

“We will both very much miss The Fletcher Academy and all the love and support that has surrounded [my daughter] while she has been there. As I said last year, The Fletcher Academy has provided her with so much comfort plus a true sense of security and belonging, she will take that with her for the rest of her life.”




Kathy Q.

“The Fletcher Academy’s highly individualized approach meets student’s social, emotional and academic needs. The finest group of dedicated and compassionate educators are at this school!”



Lisa K.

“Teachers such as the two of you are exactly the reason that we have NEVER regretted our choice to send [our son] to Fletcher. You are like family to us and we SOOOO appreciate your kindness and support !! Thank you for caring and thank you both for sharing your talents with [our son] – he has grown so much under your guidance and I can’t put into words what you help and concern mean to us !! A million thanks !!”




“We cannot tell you how much we appreciate your involvement and support toward making [our son] successful!”





“Thank you so much for all your support… We really appreciate your care, wisdom, patience, understanding and structure!”




S. S.

“The graduation on Friday was a beautiful occasion for us!  Thank you so much for all the efforts from the faculty and staff. It was truly wonderful! [Our son] was happier than I have seen him in years! He talked about how kind and wonderful everyone has been to him at TFA. He was so proud and grateful!  I cannot tell you how impressed we were to hear the children’s words about their personal experiences at TFA. It spoke volumes that your staff is compassionate and so qualified to give these students  a wonderful caring environment in which to learn and mature. Fletcher is obviously a special school and a safe haven to them. I know it has been for [our son]. He will never forget your kindness to him. I will never forget how TFA changed his life. “




“I greatly appreciate all you do to provide an environment where children with challenges can grow and thrive…”



Denise J.

Thank you for making Fletcher a place for family and friends! I am most appreciative for all you have done to keep Fletcher such a unique place.”




S. H.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your faculty’s level of teaching experience?

Our teachers combined have 382 years of teaching experience and 60% have masters’ degrees.

How much homework do students normally have?

In general, our homework hall allows for our students to begin and in many cases, finish the majority of homework assignments. During homework hall, students may also seek out help from the assigning teacher.

Do you have any after-school clubs?

Middle school and high school athletic teams practice after school during season.

Examples of some of the after-school clubs are Science, Green Thumb, Play Doh, Dodgeball, Legos, and Chess.

If I have another question, how do I reach you?

Please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Tiffany Gregory by email or call 919-782-5082 with further questions!

Do you provide transportation?

Our families utilize carpooling as a means to coordinate travel to and from school. We connect families to one another that live in the same zip code and also provide them with resources for travel services.

Do you provide Occupational and Speech/Language therapists?

We do not have therapists on staff. We are happy to provide a place during the day for students to meet with outside therapists.

Do your graduating seniors attend colleges or universities?

93% of our graduates have continued their education at colleges and universities (as compared to the roughly 60% NC state average). Some of the schools are alumni went to include:

  • Appalachian State University
  • Barton College
  • Campbell University
  • College of Charleston
  • High Point University
  • Louisburg College
  • North Carolina State University
  • The School of Communication Arts
  • UNC Asheville
  • University of Pittsburg
  • University of South Carolina
  • Wake Tech Community College
  • William Peace University

Every graduate has different goals, and through our Advising Program, teachers are able to work alongside students and parents, helping them to prepare for the most realistic, appropriate path.

Is lunch provided?

Students are required to bring their lunch with them to school. Our cafeteria is equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, and some healthy vending machine options. There are monthly activities where students can purchase, in advance, lunch from local restaurants or the Culinary Arts class.

Ready To Learn More?

Is your family interested in joining The Fletcher Academy community? To learn more and assess if our school is the right fit for a student, please sign up for a tour of the school and learn more. We look forward to meeting you!