Parents Association & Parents Council

The Durham Academy Parents Association supports the school's academic, social, fine arts and athletic objectives. Parents Association encourages volunteerism, raises and disperses funds, promotes communication and cooperation, and provides input to the school on issues of concern and interest to parents. All Durham Academy parents are members of the Parents Association.

The Durham Academy Parents Council is the governing board of the Parents Association. This group comprises members of an executive committee; division representatives; members of schoolwide committees on matters such as diversity, wellness and athletics; and parents who organize both community-building and fundraising events. See a list of the parents who serve on Parents Council.

Parents Bulletin Board

Faculty Nominate 13 Students for Governor's School
Posted 11/06/2018 03:16PM

Durham Academy Upper School teachers and advisors selected 13 students as nominees for the 2019 session of Governor's School of North Carolina. The five-and-one-half-week program is the nation's oldest statewide summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students.

DA nominees and their respective areas of nomination at Governor’s School include the following:

Academic Disciplines


  • Adriana Kim


  • Emily Donaldson
  • Madeleine Genova
  • Taylor Hunter
  • Esme Longley
  • Claire Ridley


  • Macon Hubert

Arts Disciplines

Choral Music

  • Alayah Tedder (alto)

Instrumental Music

  • Matthew Chang (trumpet)
  • Tate Eppinger (violin)
  • Matthew Schwartz (alto saxophone)


  • Joanna Brooks

Visual Arts 

  • Chase Statkevicus

Governor's School — which does not involve credit, tests or grades — integrates academic disciplines, the arts and unique courses on each of two campuses: Governor's School West at Salem College in Winston-Salem and Governor’s School East at Meredith College in Raleigh. The 2019 program runs from mid June to late July. Governor's School is administered by the Public Schools of North Carolina, the State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction through the Exceptional Children Division.

The program is typically open only to those who will be rising seniors in summer 2019, but exceptions are made for rising juniors in selected performing and visual arts areas. Selected students will be notified in March.

Parent Events
  • January 2019
    • ThuJan17 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
    • FriJan25 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • February 2019
    • ThuFeb21 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
    • ThuFeb21 Dine for DA at City Barbeque 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM
    • FriFeb22 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • March 2019
    • ThuMar21 Parents Council Meeting 8:15 AMMiddle School Board Room
    • MonMar25 CavClassifieds Ad Deadline
  • April 2019
    • SatApr06 Benefit Auction 6:30 PM
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