Now part of Durham Literacy, Achievement Academy of Durham is a free, non-profit school for students pursuing their GED.

Changing Lives through Education
  • Become an AAD student


    We welcome all interested individuals (ages 16 and up) to continue their education with us. We have rolling enrollment throughout the year, including new student orientation sessions every week. These one hour meetings allow you to learn more about our program and introduce yourself to us. You will take a short reading assessment to help us place you in the correct class. There is NO COST to students to enroll or attend.

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  • Our Program

    Achievement Academy of Durham teaches and supports young adults who have dropped out of school in order to reconnect them to the opportunities an education provides. AAD students gain critical reading skills, earn their NC Equivalency Diploma and complete college preparatory training so they can succeed in a post-secondary program and attain sustainable employment.

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  • Our Mission

    AAD reconnects people to life opportunities accessible through a quality education.

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  • Support AAD

    Our students’ success depends on our ability to provide them with intense academic support and structure, as well as our ability to find resources in the community to help them deal with the problems of transportation, childcare, employment, criminal justice, nutrition, birth control, and more.

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Our Students' Stories