Finding the "perfect fit" school for each student is the mission of the college counseling program. Durham Academy's three full-time college counselors, Kathy Cleaver, Jazmin Garcia Smith and Scott Orvis, are at the heart of its success.
Durham Academy is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), an organization of secondary school counselors and college admission officers. DA is also a member of the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC).
DA affirms the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP), a code of ethical conduct that articulates the responsibilities of college members and secondary school members. In addition, DA affirms NACAC's Statement of Students' Rights and Responsibilities in the College Admission Process.
"Mrs. Cleaver helped me realize that I wanted to go to Northeastern University as a part of a program that includes a full-tuition scholarship along with opportunities for mentorship, research and travel. Mrs. Cleaver did not push me to enroll at one of my Ivy League acceptances that would have probably looked better for DA in a list of colleges at the end of the school year. She genuinely cared about where I would be most happy and successful."
Caroline Ghio '16
Class of 2019 College Choices
Welcome! We value your presence on our campus and hope you are able to include us on your rounds of the Triangle area.
We are located at 3601 Ridge Road, Durham, NC 27705. Our office is located in our Learning Commons, the building that sits adjacent to the parking lot at the main entrance to the Upper School campus. If the visitor parking spots are occupied, just park in the first available.
The school day begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m., with six 50-minute periods.
We cannot schedule college visits during the following times: 10:05 to 10:20 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday (homeroom); or 10:05 to 10:55 a.m. Thursday (assembly).
To schedule a visit, please contact Nancy Swain in the Office of College Counseling via email or at 919-287-1724.