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

919-956-8918

Our Mailing Address is:

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

Our Staff:

Executive Director Dan Oldman (acting): director@AchieveDurham.org
Head of School Kate Blake: kblake@AchieveDurham.org
Business: businness@AchieveDurham.org

Teachers

Brett Coonley: bcoonley@achievedurham.org
Allie Brown: abrown@achievedurham.org

Our Board of Directors board-contact@AchieveDurham.org

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

Webmaster info@achievedurham.org


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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