The Scholars Academy for the Gifted and Artistically Elite provides innovative, blended learning solutions for bright youth and their families. Join us and we'll facilitate engaging teacher-led instruction and mentorship with opportunities for self-paced acceleration. Enjoy learning with us!
Dr. Lowder is the founder, director, & curriculum coordinator for the Scholars Academy for the Gifted & Artistically Elite and has built our fully accredited, exclusive, private school for gifted youth, from the ground up, over the past four years. It is her passion, dedication, and firm commitment to see that every student under her wings, flies and thrives! You won't find this level of love and personal commitment in many other places in the system of education.
Victoria is now enrolled at the University of Florida as a journalism major. Victoria completed her senior year of courses while working as a trainee with the Charlotte Ballet. During this time, Victoria maintained her 4.0 grade point average and earned her first college course credits through Arizona State University.
Winell trains in dance in excess of 30 hours a week while maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. After completing Spanish over the summer, to give herself a head start in the 10th grade, Winell is taking our college-prep English Language Arts with World History (modern) integrated class with Harvard graduate, Ms. Tauschinger-Dempsey, small group biology honors with Mr. Lowder, M.S. Genetics, small group geometry with Dr. Lowder (she'll finish in February), as well as self-paced US History A (she'll also finish in February) and AP World History.
Marley is a first-year scholar in the 2nd grade; learning English-Language Arts and Integrated Studies at the 3rd/4th grade level, with a small group of learners from across the country. Marley is passionate about learning and expresses herself maturely, particularly when we discuss differing perspectives in our history class.
Arina is a first-year kindergarten scholar with a vibrant personality that is contagious. Arina reads wonderfully well and is quite the scientist. Arina also learns American Sign Language, Mandarin Chinese, and is learning to play the recorder in her music class. Her kindergarten teacher holds a Masters in Education from Pfeiffer University.
Emma is a first-year scholar in the fifth grade, (well, technically she is the age of a fifth grader). Emma is in a small class of seven scholars, learning at a 6th+ grade level in English-Language Arts and Integrated Studies. For math, Emma is learning algebra I (typically a class for advanced eighth graders). Emma also produces a bi-monthly blog that she shares with our elementary scholars (her passion project), has started our Scholars Running Club (leadership skills in action), & is very interested in learning about the Holocaust.
Penelope is a first-year, kindergarten scholar who spends her days learning with other 5-year-olds from California and Charlotte, NC. Her kindergarten teacher holds a Masters in Education from Pfeiffer University. Penelope has enjoyed learning to read, gaining number sense and conceptual mathematics knowledge, engages in hands-on, inquiry-based science three + days a week, studies nature as her passion project, is learning American Sign Language (ASL) and beginning recorder in music class. Penelope is thriving and her parents could not be happier with her Scholars Academy experience. :)
Katherine is in her first year at Scholars Academy and is finishing her 11th grade coursework early, in February, while training 30+ hours per week in dance. Katherine is also in her second semester of college classes with our dual enrollment partner; ranked as the #1 community college in North Carolina. Katherine has maintained an unweighted 4.0 grade point average.
Sarah is in her second year as a scholar of Dr. Lowder. Last year, Sarah completed both 7th and 8th grade requirements and has now accelerated fully into the 9th grade. Sarah trains 30+ hours a week as a dancer, is finishing up a compacted, small group geometry course with Dr. Lowder (to complete in February), a small group biology course taught by Mr. Lowder, M.S. Genetics, our integrated English Language Arts with World History (Modern) course taught by Harvard graduate, Ms. Tauschinger-Dempsey, and two self-paced courses (she'll complete in February, as well). Sarah, too, will start off her freshman year having completed a college-prep course as well as a handful of honor-level courses, with a 4.0 grade point average.
Keira, 11th Grade Scholar
Keira has been in Dr. Lowder's scholar since the 8th grade and is now in her second semester of earning college credits while completing her high school requirements. Keira is also taking a local pottery class as an elective. Keira has enjoyed being able to individualize her course learning plan over the four years that she has been learning with Dr. Lowder.
Academy Director and Curriculum Specialist
Co-Founder of Scholars Academy for the Gifted and Artistically Elite
Academy Scientist In Residence
Co-Founder of Scholars Academy for the Gifted and Artistically Elite
Social and Emotional Faculty
& 1:1 Support Coach
Academy Lead Faculty
On-Site @ Cary Ballet Conservatory
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The Scholars Academy for the Gifted and Artistically Elite admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It doesn't discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships, or other school-administered programs.
If you are interested in learning more about the educational opportunities available to you in our private school, feel free to send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
3791 Northwest Cary Parkway, Cary, North Carolina 27513, United States
& ONLINE through our Virtual Academy Classroom Email - Cbcacademicdirector@gmail.com for the Scholars Academy for the Gifted and Artistically Elite @ Cary Ballet Conservatory Email-InnovativePedagogyEngages@Gmail.com for the Virtual Classroom
Monday - Friday: Individualized (Across Time Zones)
Saturday - Sunday: Off Line
We love our scholars as individuals and we appreciate the unique attributes that each one brings into our classroom.
Serving Students Across the United States of America & Welcoming Students Internationally
We look forward to welcoming your family into our Scholars Academy family.
Dr. Laura Lowder :)
Director, Founder, & Curriculum Specialist
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