The Fletcher School program offers intensive remediation in academic subjects as well as opportunities to learn strategies for compensating. Students are taught in small groups with a student/teacher ratio of six to one and are grouped according to skill levels within a narrow age range.
The Fletcher School curriculum has been established following the North Carolina Standard Course of Study interwoven with our own methodology based on Orton-Gillingham principles. Our focus in grades K-5 is remediation of the skills missing to reach grade level or potential. In the Middle and Upper Schools, the combination of remediation and compensation is determined by the individual needs of the student. The Upper School coursework is college preparatory and includes foreign language. Click here to view Upper School graduation course requirements and a complete college profile.
Technology instruction is provided to students and strategies are taught to help them bypass their deficits. The School has implemented a 1:1 technology program that provides iPads for students in grades K-5 and a mixture of Macbooks and iPads for students in grades 6-12.
In addition to the daily core academic classes, students participate in special activity classes such as art, physical education, karate, movement, and computer. Younger students also have recess twice a day. Field trips and special visitors are arranged for each grade level as a means of expanding their learning experience. For community enrichment, students volunteer and participate in awareness activities throughout the school year.
The school day for Fletcher students begins at 8:15 am and ends at 3:00 pm for grades K-5 and 3:15 pm for grades 6-12. The Lower and Intermediate Schools are on a trimester schedule with detailed progress reports and parent conferences three times per year. The Middle and Upper Schools are on a quarter/semester schedule with report cards and parent conferences four times per year.
Students follow a dress code intended to encourage pride in appearance, limit distractions, and set standards among the entire student body. Required P.E. and field trip apparel, as well as optional items, are available through Alphabet Soup and Lands' End.