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About Our School

Dear Parents:
ZECA School of the Arts and Technology provides regular updates to you about your student’s academic progress by sending home Report Cards. Annually we provide you with updates on our school’s achievements through the North Carolina School Report Card.
This Report Card includes important information about ZECA, student performance, class sizes, attendance, school safety, instructional resources, and teacher quality. There also is information indicating how ZECA measured against federal Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO) targets and the number of suspensions and expulsions in our school.
Each school in the state receives a letter grade to describe its performance. Those school performance grades will be comprised of student achievement (80 percent) and growth (20 percent). For some schools that meet or exceed expected growth, the growth calculation would lower their letter grade. In those instances, growth is not included in the letter grade.
Due to some differences in reporting for charter schools, the school’s Report Card contains some additional information, such as financial data, that regular schools do not display.
I have enclosed with this letter a summary of our Report Card called the Report Card Snapshot. Our school’s full Report Card can be found on the NC School Report Cards’ website at  ZECA’s report is also available on the website at  These report card numbers only tell part of the story. At ZECA we are proud of the opportunities and activities that are underway. We provide the following:  an extended school day 8 am to 5 pm, social and emotional curriculum strategies, project-based learning, and an environment that incorporates the cultural arts and technology within the daily curriculum.
State and local education leaders are committed to providing parents with more information about schools. Well-informed parents who participate in their children’s education and school enhance the learning environment for students and educators alike. In addition, the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires schools to issue Report Cards.
At ZECA School of the Arts and Technology, your involvement is very important to the success of our school! I encourage you to review our Report Card carefully, then feel free to contact me directly to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding the Report Card. I also welcome your feedback regarding other interests you have in our school.
Thank you for allowing me to share this Report Card with you and thank you for supporting our efforts to provide your child with a high-quality education.


Stacey Howard-Owens
Founder and CEO


Contact Information

ZECA School of Arts and Technology
1249 Hargett Street
Jacksonville, North Carolina 28540

Summer Hours
Monday- Thursday: 8am to 5pm and Friday: 8am to 3pm

School Hours
Monday: 8am-5pm Faculty and Staff only
Tuesday: 8am-5pm
Wednesday: 8am-5pm
Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 8am-5pm

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

Phone: 910-219-8603
Fax: 910-378-7727