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Drew Charter Elementary Academy, Home of the Super Readers!

Our Mission and Vision


Drew Charter School educates, nurtures and empowers all students to achieve their full potential as part of an exemplary, innovative, and equity-centered community.


Drew Charter School students will possess the knowledge, skills, passion and intellectual inquiry to successfully navigate and create positive change in the world.

A Message from Ms. Cannon, EA Media Specialist

Hello Drew Eagles and Families

Welcome to our new families and Welcome Back to our returning families! I hope you are well and have had a good summer thus far. It has not been easy for any of us during this global pandemic; however, our focus remains clear. I am here to make sure reading is being fostered whether virtually or with in-person learning.

We have many exciting new programs for reading for this school year, while we will continue on with some of our familiar programs such as Race2Read and the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email at twana.cannon@drewcharterschool.org


Twana Cannon, Ed. S, MLS

Honored EA Media Specialist

Important Dates-Mark Your Calendar

We will have our 2021 Summer Reading Celebration on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 1:45pm. All students in KDG-5th grade will be notified! Thanks to everyone that logged in your minutes, took Reading Counts test or did both! Congratulations on an excellent Summer of Reading! We have over 200 children who participated in Summer Reading!

Get Excited Our Reading Programs are launching soon!

I am happy to announce we have a new school-wide reading program, Renaissance Learning!

This program includes Accelerated Reader, MyOn(over 6,000 ebooks), MyOnNews, and Freckle Science! I am now in the phase of training our teachers and next we will be training our students! We will continue with Race2READ where the students log in their minutes! No worries, relax and keep reading!

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EA Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team Updates


The EA Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Try-outs are coming soon! If you are a 4th or 5th interested in trying out for the team, please begin reading the titles on your own. The list is listed below. Unfortunately, Ms. Cannon does not have enough titles to for everyone to check out. Try-outs will happen around the end of August/Early September! Read as many books as you can before that time and listen out for the announcements of our try-out dates. To learn more about the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competition, please check out the website below: