Southern Wake Academy

The official page for SWA as of May 2021.

Southern Wake Academy is a school where all students will obtain academic excellence so that they can become lifelong learners who succeed in school and throughout the world. Mission:
In partnership with parents and the community, Southern Wake Academy faculty and staff will promote academic excellence among our students through a dynamic curriculum, nurturing relationships, and involvement in the community.

Photos from Southern Wake Academy's post 12/16/2022

Last Day! The link closes at Midnight CST tonight!



Photos from Southern Wake Academy's post 12/12/2022

Wonderful job by the High School theater department this past weekend putting on Til Death Do Us Part!!


We are down to the end. Today and tomorrow are the last days to get your surveys done (Midnight on 12/13 event closes)!! It only takes about 1 minute to complete a survey and the school can earn up to $2! Commit to spending 10-15 minutes completing surveys and earn $20-30 for the school! Let's finish strong!

Photos from Southern Wake Academy's post 12/09/2022

Let's Go SWA! We are at $8,116! Let's push hard this weekend and finish strong. Surveys, Surveys, Surveys!!


Dear Parents/Guardians of Seniors,

Jostens has extended Fall Pricing for Cap & Gown orders to 12/16/22!

Other Graduation Reminders:

Graduation Rehearsal: All graduates MUST attend rehearsal, and will not be allowed to “walk” if not at the mandatory rehearsal.

Date: Monday, May 30, 2023

Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00PM

Location: Southern Wake Academy


Date: Thursday, June 1, 2023

Time: 11:00 AM, Mandatory 9:45AM arrival for Senior Ceremony walk-through

Guest Entry Time: 10:30 AM

Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2E. South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601.

Paid parking is available across the street from the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

Graduation Tickets

Each Senior will receive 10 tickets for the Graduation Ceremony. Tickets are to be picked up by either the parent of the Senior or a representative with a note signed by the parent granting permission for the named representative to receive the tickets, beginning Monday, May 1st, 8-3PM.

Photos from Southern Wake Academy's post 12/08/2022

FIVE Days Left! When we hit $10,000, we get too silly sting admin! Come Lion Family we got this!


Families with students entering grades 6-11 interested in learning more about Southern Wake Academy are cordially invited to attend one of the following Enrollment Information Sessions.

23-24 Intent 2 Return 12/06/2022

23-24 Intent 2 Return

Dear SWA Parents and Guardians,

All parents/guardians are asked to fill out the 23-24 Intent to Return Form, attached BELOW. This will hold your child’s seat for the next school year. Seats released or unclaimed will be entered into the 23-24 Lottery.

A response will be needed for each student no later than January 13, 2023. Print and fill out the form, then return it to the HS Office, ATTN: MANGUM; or scan and email it to [email protected]. If you do not have access to a printer, forms are available in the MS or HS Offices.

If you have another child you wish to enroll, you must enter them into the Southern Wake Academy 2023-2024 Lottery. Sibling status is reserved for siblings of currently enrolled and returning SWA students, or siblings of SWA graduates. To be recognized as a sibling of a current or graduate SWA student, “Enrolled Sibling” must be selected when submitting an application in Lotterease. SWA Siblings, as well as children of full-time staff and board members, will be given first preference.

Applications for the 2023-2024 school year may be found at Scroll down and click on APPLY HERE.

Thank You

23-24 Intent 2 Return Southern Wake Academy INTENT TO RETURN Form, 2023-2024 This is to confirm your current SWA student’s Intent to Return for the 2023-2024 school year. Completion of this form will hold your child’s seat. Seats not held will be placed into the 23-24 Lottery. Fill out a single form for EACH child c....

Photos from Southern Wake Academy's post 12/06/2022

We are up to 34% of our goal! Keep going strong for the last 7 days!!


Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Check out from 12/3-12/5. 20% of online sales will go back to SWA!! Use this code "Giveback-DDLGN"

Photos from Southern Wake Academy's post 12/05/2022

SWA representing at the FV Christmas Parade!


Kendra Scott | Shop Jewelry, Personalized Gifts & More

Special Kendra Scott Pop-up. Can't shop in person? Shop online at use the giveback code "Giveback-DDLGN" and 20% of sales will come back to the school. Valid 12/3 -12/5

Kendra Scott | Shop Jewelry, Personalized Gifts & More Browse our collection of necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets to find iconic and limited-edition styles for every look


We are thrilled to announce Dr. Amy Davis has joined Southern Wake Academy as our new Executive Director! Dr. Davis’s first day was December 1st.

Dr. Davis is a North Carolina native, with over 25 years in public/charter school education. Prior to joining the Southern Wake Academy family, she served as a Director of Communications and Federal Programs, a high school principal/assistant principal, a Coordinator of Grants, Research, and Surveys, and a central office administrator for high schools . She also taught English for ten years, earning her National Board Certification along with receiving several fellowships and awards such as the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund and a Kenan Fellow for Curriculum and Leadership Development.

Dr. Davis is an alumna of the North Carolina Teaching Fellows program and received her B.A. in English from Meredith College, a Master’s degree in School Administration from North Carolina State University, and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at High Point University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and dog. She also loves to travel and has visited six out of the seven continents.

Welcome to the Lion family, Dr. Davis. We’re so glad you’re here!


Come get your Christmas shopping done!


Thank you to Shelby Stafford at Card My Yard Fuquay-Varina for providing our sign for the Holiday Vendor Fair at the corner of Old Powell and Highway 55.

Photos from Southern Wake Academy's post 12/02/2022

Happy Friday! Rolling into the weekend while filling out my surveys!

Photos from Southern Wake Academy's post 12/01/2022

Fundraiser Update- We have raised 29% of our goal with 13 days to go! Help us support us our teachers and students, by filling out surveys!


Don't forget about tomorrow night's meeting!!

We’re going to Japan & South Korea in the Summer of 2024 and your current 8th grader or HS Student is invited to join us on this adventure. Come hear all the details, including the itinerary, activities, academic opportunities and the cost of our trip at our upcoming informational meeting on December 7th at 6:00 PM


Let the dancing commence!! We hit $5,650!!! Keep filling out surveys!!


We apologize, but the Baseball interest meeting has been postponed till Monday, Dec 5th at 5 pm. Details on other Spring Sports will be posted soon. Thank You

Photos from Southern Wake Academy's post 11/24/2022

Happy Thanksgiving to our SWA Family!


Now that we have all finished our Thanksgiving day shopping (hopefully 😀). Let's review those grocery stores on HundredX!

Photos from Southern Wake Academy's post 11/22/2022

We hit 21%of our goal!! Keep filling out surveys and sharing with friends and family! Dr. Reed will be dancing in carpool soon and admin will get silly stringed (@ $10,000)

Gildan Ultra Cotton® T-Shirt - Seniors Logo 11/21/2022

Gildan Ultra Cotton® T-Shirt - Seniors Logo

Senior shirts are available on the spirit wear shop. Free shipping to the school on orders placed by November 29th.

Gildan Ultra Cotton® T-Shirt - Seniors Logo Fabric: 6 oz., 100% USA cotton Made with sustainably and fairly grown USA cotton Feature: Tear away label Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem Seamless double-needle 7/8


Got Vacation on your mind? Fill out some surveys on the best or worst places you have been!


The Baseball interest meeting has been rescheduled for next Monday, 11/28 at 5 pm.

Holiday Vendor Fair Volunteers 11/20/2022

Holiday Vendor Fair Volunteers

SWA Families,

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope everyone enjoys this time off with your families and friends.

Thank you for supporting our Fall Fundraiser! There is still time to give without spending, see the newsletter for details.

Sign-up here to volunteer at the Holiday Vendor Fair

Newsletter 11/20/22

Holiday Vendor Fair Volunteers Thank you for volunteering to help at the Holiday Vendor Fair! Student Volunteers must be accompanied by an adult volunteer for this event. This includes High school and Middle school student volunteers.


Give without Spending! Thank you for your support so far in our Fall Fundraiser! Keep filling out surveys and earning free $$ for SWA! Don't forget you can share the QR Code or text info with friends and family!


Mark your calendars for Dec 3rd!!


Whoop Whoop! We doubled our $ since yesterday. Keep filling out those surveys!


Land's End- FREE Logo promo!
Nov 24th- 30th
Code: Globe
Pin: 1834

Photos from Southern Wake Academy's post 11/16/2022

Wondering what surveys to fill out today?? Here are some ideas!


Keep filling out surveys and sharing with friends and family.

12 today for 20K!!!!!!

111322 newsletter.pdf 11/13/2022

111322 newsletter.pdf

Thank you to all who served in the armed forces! Especially, to our own, Mr. Tony Dykstra, our new CTE teacher, for his service in the Army.

Please see the newsletter for information regarding our Fall Fundraiser!

111322 newsletter.pdf


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