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Adventure PE

Adventure physical education offers athletics in the traditional and non-traditional settings. 

This enrichment is required for grades K - 8th. Here at the Evergreen campus students learn and practice sports, fitness routines, group games, initiatives, individual record setting, and how exercise relates to overall health.

In addition, students travel off campus to participate in alternative sports such as skiing, snowboarding, backpacking, rock climbing, white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking and hiking.

Each grade participates in an overnight adventure ranging from Kindergarten students sleeping in the school classroom to 8th graders embarking on a four day Outward Bound course. Please see the video below about the progression of class trips, with a highlight on the funding of the Outward Bound trip.

Middle school adventures are lined up in a progression in which students attend a beginning and end of year trip usually lasting two days.

These adventures are integral to the curriculum and character education that Evergreen teaches. Led by Jo Giordano, the teachers and students embark on journeys that challenge their “comfort zones."

Climbing Wall

The new climbing wall, five years in the making, was unveiled at the beginning of the year Community Circle on August 20, 2012. Enjoy this video by Evergreen alum Jade Oakes about the process of building.



The visual arts program at Evergreen Community Charter School reflects North Carolina Visual Arts Essential Standards.

Students at all grade levels use the Elements of Art (line, shape, color, texture, form, space, value) and the Principles of Design (repetition, contrast, emphasis, balance, movement, proportion, harmony, unity) as they explore aesthetics, art history, art criticism, and art production. Students explore drawing, painting, mixed media, collage, sculpture, ceramics, weaving, and printmaking.

Throughout the school year, there are opportunities for visual arts integration with grade level classroom expeditions both in the classroom and during art class. For more information, contact art teacher Mary Ann Athens.

Health Education

Welcome to Health Education at Evergreen - a comprehensive site of resources for health and sexuality education. Health Education is an essential component of Evergreen's Personal Development Curriculum.

(click here for the Entire Health Education Website)

As part of our holistic approach to child growth and development, Evergreen Community Charter School provides a thoughtful, intentional program of study that helps children to develop the understanding, skills, attitudes, and habits that promote a lifetime of wellness and thoughtful decision making. The areas of development to be covered include the following:

  • Self-awareness: Individual learning styles/profiles, personal challenges, goal setting and reflection, positive body image
  • Healthy living: hygiene, nutrition, fitness, relaxation, personal safety, and knowledge of human body systems and maintenance
  • Communication/Relationships: building and maintaining healthy relationships, clear and honest communication, conflict resolution, mediation, assertiveness
  • Sexuality (developmentally appropriate content): anatomy & physiology; puberty; reproduction and reproductive health; gender identity; sexual orientation; sexuality and society, the law, and media; sexual abuse and harassment

Many of the topics that will be covered involve choices and the development of values that might not exactly match those
of all of our diverse community members. For this reason, parental involvement will be essential and our intent is to involve students and their parents in conversations about important issues. The School's responsibility will be to communicate clearly to parents in advance the goals and activities to be covered, then provide parents the opportunity to provide feedback, review materials, and/or make the decision for their children to opt out of any of the school-based activities or discussions.*

Finally, we are a community that embraces diversity and acknowledges differences in sexual preference, as well as gender identity and roles. Our goal is to teach our students to be sensitive and respectful in our diverse society while honoring multiple perspectives in an open dialogue.


The music enrichment is required for K - 8th grades. Experiencing music first hand is the main emphasis of music teacher Tonya Jones.

We explore music from many different cultures and from our own rich American tradition. Every class involves singing, listening, moving and playing instruments. In a non-competitive, inclusive atmosphere, K-2 classes focus on small percussion and xylophones, 3rd and 4th grades focus on hand and stick drums and 5th grade classes focus on marimba. Middle schoolers study music history and a variety of genres.

Students in Kindergarten go to music class twice a week and students in First through Fifth grade go to music class once a week. Sixth through Eighth graders have music class once per week for one trimester.


Click here for EMBE Marimba page!



The technology enrichment program, required for 2nd - 8th grade at Evergreen, is taught by Kevin Smith. The curriculum for these grades requires students to apply skills in the MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Explorer) and use varied resources to explore their expeditions in depth and create products for Exhibitions.