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 Nancy Cox:
Head of School Kate Blake:


Brett Coonley:
Allie Brown:

Our Board of Directors

Ed Boyd
Greg Doucette
Peter Gorman
Ryan Hampton
Mark Kubaczyk
Wendy Mccorkle (chair)
Marcus Morrow
Dan Oldman
Henry Pruette
Jane Williams


Patrick's Story

Patrick enrolled in the Achievement Academy’s Starting Points program in August 2011. Almost twenty-one years of age and having dropped out in the 11th grade, Pat was reading at a fifth grade proficiency level when he joined our program and was confounding his grandparents with behavior that often seemed immature. With three months of intensive tutoring, Pat’s basic reading proficiency was at a high school level, but we could tell he was having difficulty with the sort of higher level interpretive tasks that appear on the GED. We guessed that some of the confusing behaviors he displayed might also have something to do with his difficulty with interpretation, so we addressed that together alongside his academic instruction.


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