School Profile

The Lake Lure Classical Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy (LLCA-CFA), is a tuition-free public charter school open to all North Carolina students. Our school opened in the fall of 2010 and offers K–12 classes.

The curriculum utilizes the Core Knowledge Sequence, a detailed outline of specific content to be taught in language arts, history, geography, mathematics, science and fine arts. The high school program will offer a rigorous college-preparatory classical curriculum that prepares students for a lifetime of critical thinking, self-motivated learning and active citizenship. See our Academic Curriculum page for more information about the Core Knowledge Sequence and the Classical Curriculum.

Lake Lure CFA offers:

  • A safe, supportive learning environment
  • Rigorous content-based curriculum aligned to North Carolina state standards
  • NC EOG and EOC tests, as well as the Northwest Evaluation Association MAP Assessment
  • A curriculum proven to increase learning
  • A focused approach to developing critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Teacher-led instruction that includes exploration and hands-on learning
  • A well-rounded education that includes extracurricular activities such as art, drama, music, and sports
  • Student/teacher/parent partnership in quality education

Lake Lure Classical Academy is a member of TeamCFA, a growing network of quality charter schools in three regions across the country. Our schools bring quality school choice to the communities and families we serve. We invite you to learn more about our network at