Fayetteville Virtual Academy, a part of Fayetteville Public Schools, will open later this year with 100 students in grades four through eight. But those students won't be studying reading, writing and arithmetic in the traditional classroom setting. Instead, core classes will be delivered online and augmented with field experiences. We speak with JoAnna Lever, director of Fayetteville Virtual Academy, about what to expect with the new learning option.
An after school program at Ramay Junior High in Fayetteville, takes its name from the 1985 film "The Breakfast Club". It provides a safe place for 65 seventh and eighth graders from many different groups a place to express themselves through drama and the creative arts.
McNair Middle School in Fayetteville has won many national and state awards. The principal says a strength is the school's unique and extensive use of social media. Teachers say it's easy and allows for more instructional time in the classroom. One parent is mixed in her feelings, but the kids, who are growing up in a technology-driven world, like it.