Contact AAD

Please call for an appointment before visiting. Class is in session almost all of the time and we prefer that students not be disrupted while working, so no walk-ins please.

Our Classroom is located at:

The WI Patterson Community Center
2614 Crest St
Durham, NC 27705


Our Mailing Address is:

The Achievement Academy of Durham
2614 Crest St
Durham, NC 27705

Our Staff:

Executive Director Dan Oldman (acting):
Head of School Kate Blake:


Brett Coonley:
Allie Brown:

Our Board of Directors

Jane Wettach (chair)
Wendy Mccorkle
Dan Oldman
Jamie Cole
Peter Gorman


Derrick's Story

Derrick dropped out of high school at age 20 after being told he wouldn’t graduate by 21. He came to AAD last year with his grandparents – soft spoken, impeccably dressed, and anxious about trying school again. Shyly, he shared his dream of going to college and becoming a federal investigator. With his history of court involvement, he knew this might not be possible. But Derrick’s dreams and actions are often hard to reconcile.


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