Cardinal Charter Academy joins global community of Cambridge schools


CARY, N.C. (July 1, 2015) – Cardinal Charter Academy has been awarded Cambridge International School status by Cambridge International Examinations and is now approved to offer Cambridge programs and qualifications, including Cambridge Primary I for third and fourth grade. Cardinal Charter Academy is the only school east of Greensboro to be accepted into the program.

Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds. It is part of the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s top universities and trusted for excellence in education. Cambridge programmes and qualifications are taught in more than 9000 schools in over 160 countries.

Michael O’Sullivan, Chief Executive of Cambridge International Examinations, said: “We are delighted to announce that Cardinal Charter Academy has joined our global community of Cambridge schools. We look forward to a long and productive relationship which will be of great benefit to learners throughout the region.”

Cambridge programs and qualifications are recognized and valued by universities and employers around the world. Cambridge helps schools deliver the best education possible by providing comprehensive support, including teacher training, classroom resources and membership of a global learning community.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this program to our students and families looking for academic rigor and choice,” said Crystal Scillitani, principal (pictured here). “Cambridge provides a global platform in which students are challenged to go deeper into the content, as the program Crystal Scillitaniemphasizes problem solving and analysis as well as effective communication. All of which will be necessary for our students to become globally competitive members of the workforce.”

In addition to supporting Common Core State Standards being taught at Cardinal Charter Academy, the Cambridge approach supports schools to develop learners who are:
• Confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others
• Responsible for themselves; responsible to and respectful of others
• Reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn
• Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
• Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference.

“In facilitating a global perspective, Cambridge offers the opportunity for students to collaborate with other students and educators throughout the world. This exposure will offer our students experiences and perspectives that will change their thinking and their approach to the curriculum.” added Scillitani. “Our students will develop a solid academic foundation that will resonate throughout their educational career.”
About Cardinal Charter Academy:
Cardinal Charter Academy is part of the Charter Schools USA Inc. (CSUSA) family of schools. The school is governed by the Triangle Charter Education Association which consists of local community leaders: Allen Taylor, Kim Brown, Judy DuPre, Elaine Shamel, Lee Teague and Ted Sherburne. CSUSA, the first education management company to receive district accreditation through AdvancED is one of the nation’s leading charter school management companies. The company currently manages 76 schools in seven states serving nearly 70,000 students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. CSUSA educational advantages include integrated technology, parental involvement contracts, student uniforms, enforced discipline policies, highly qualified and motivated staff, a community focus and high academic performance.

For more information about Cardinal Charter Academy, visit or call 919-653-5000 to schedule a tour.

Contact Information:
Crystal Scillitani, principal of Cardinal Charter Academy – 919-653-5000
Colleen Reynolds, APR, public relations counselor – 239-437-0040 or cell 239-849-6400