Words from the Woods

July 2020

What about School??

We are ready for anything! While the direction is still pending, we will be able to "have school" in-person, online, or in some kind of hybrid. We will abide by the orders of Governor Cooper regarding school opening and in accordance with public health guidelines.

In the meantime, the information here reflects normal conditions, but we will adapt as needed.


Teachers are revamping syllabi, earning professional credits, designing multimedia instructional tools, reading, and planning for a year of rich learning experiences for all students.


Everyone is looking forward to a fresh start, in whatever form it takes, beginning August 17!

Welcome to Our New 9th-graders

Whether you're just crossing the threshold for the first time or have been at Woods your whole life, we want you to be both comfortable and ready to grow! Ninth grade is a perfect time to try new things, make new friends, and embrace more independence. We encourage students to speak up, ask questions, make some mistakes, practice and get better.


To start you off with information and answers to common questions, please see the

Welcome to High School at Woods page.

Athletics Program

Safety first! Athletics programs are on hold due to the pandemic.

To keep up with information about the Athletics Program, bookmark this link, and

follow them on Instagram.


And check out this interview with Athletic Director Dena Floyd on why it's important to talk about race and justice!

Schedules for 2020-21

Schedules will be posted on PowerSchool later in July. Any students who have a conflict or need to make a change must complete the Schedule Change request form.

SAT at Woods

Exciting news! Woods will now be an SAT testing site. We will offer students the chance to take the SAT on campus at Woods on Saturday, September 26.

Find out all about the SAT, including how to prepare, what to expect, and why you might choose to take it as part of your college admissions process.

Register to take the SAT by August 26.

Online Study Skills Camps @NCSU

The Psychoeducational Clinic at NC State is offering the popular summer Study Skills course online! This course includes lessons and activities designed to help students develop good study and organizational habits, time management skills, goal-setting, and more.


The course is self-paced and can be completed according to your own schedule.


Registration is open to students of all ages : http://go.ncsu.edu/studyskillscamp


Available 7/6/2020 through 8/31/2020.

AP Scores to be released

Students can log in and view their 2020 AP scores in July. Check the link for details.


Why take AP courses? Discover the Benefits.

Did you know?

Fun facts about Woods teachers--featuring a surprise each month.


To start the trend ~ here's something impressive!

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Contact Adrienne Berg

High School Director

Woods Charter School

Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Fulbright Distinguished Teacher