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8701 Moores Chapel Rd
Charlotte, NC 28214
Courier #: 439
P: 980-343-5231  |  F: 980-343-0924 
Principal: Valoria Burch
Bell Schedule: 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Grades: K-12
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Dear Turning Point Academy families,

Turning Point Academy has a strong commitment to serving students who are assigned to the alternative program. Turning Point Academy serves as the alternative school for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The academy includes a high school campus, a middle school campus, four classrooms at the Mecklenburg County Jail North Youthful Offenders Program and three classrooms at the McLeod Teacher In Treatment Program.

Turning Point Academy serves approximately 300 students at any given time. Our mission is to provide an environment that focuses on the redirection of student behavior through positive programs that build character, provide educational experiences and improve academic and social growth.

Turning Point Academy’s high school campus is located at 8701 Moores Chapel Road in West Charlotte. It is an alternative-education option for high school students with long-term or 365-day suspensions. It is also available as a disciplinary reassignment for students who have committed serious violations of the Code of Student Conduct.The middle school is located on the Thompson Family Services Campus at 6800 St. Peters Lane in Matthews. It is available as an alternative education option for middle school students with long-term or 365-day suspensions, as well as a disciplinary reassignment for students who have committed serious violations of the Code of Student Conduct. The minimum assignment for middle-school students is 45 days. The middle school focuses on the social-emotional development of students through a prescribed social-emotional curriculum.

Let me tell you a little about myself. I have been in education for 27 years, 11 of them as a principal. I earned my bachelor’s degree at UNC-Fayetteville State University in the area of middle grades mathematics and science. As a North Carolina Principal Fellow, I earned my master’s degree in school administration from UNC-Fayetteville State University as well. I have served as a principal in an alternative school setting in Cumberland County Schools and as an alternative education consultant at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

As the principal of Turning Point Academy, I am committed to serving every student assigned to us. Turning Point Academy strives to specifically meet the needs of each student and to provide a safe and comfortable environment for everyone.

I look forward to working with you and your student. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have issues or concerns: 980-343-5231.

Thank you for choosing Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

Valoria Burch, principal


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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