I want to welcome Classical Charter Schools of America’s 2,700 students and their parents to our 23rd year of bringing our unique traditional, classical curriculum to Southeastern North Carolina. For you parents who are new to the CCS-America family, our four schools educate students from six NC school districts. We often get asked how our schools would rank if they were considered an independent school district. Good question. Keeping in mind that our curriculum is not designed to focus on topics that may be covered on the End-Of-Grade tests, the answer is: CCS-America schools excel. Here is how we would have ranked among NC’s 116 districts in 2020-2021 and how we compared to local districts.

Rank    District Served

21          CCS-America

27          New Hanover County

38          Brunswick County

43          Whiteville City

49         State Average

86          Columbus County

104        Bladen County

112        Robeson County

These rankings confirm both our teaching methods and the dedication of our staff as they strive to serve each student’s needs at his or her particular achievement level. We teach to mastery and every child learns. We strive to make learning fun and rewarding, and this year promises to see students rise ever higher among their peers in the state.

Welcome to our family. We look forward to an exciting and productive school year.

Baker A. Mitchell, Founder




State Board Chair Phil Kirk awards Charter to Baker Mitchell


The Roger Bacon Academy was founded in 1999 by Baker Mitchell. After applying for a charter from the State of North Carolina, he started the first school with only 53 students in kindergarten through second grade. Today, RBA’s four Classical Charter Schools of America campuses serve some 2,700 students in grades kindergarten through eighth.

Direct Instruction, the highest quality teachers, and high expectations keep CCS-America students thriving. We use modern technology and verified educational research to maximize teacher effectiveness and improve learning. We couldn’t do it without you, parents! Thank you for entrusting your student’s education with us.

RBA History 




What to Look Forward to This Year!

The 2022-2023 School Year promises to be full of learning, activities, and fun! Here is a sneak peek on what’s to come:

Shakespeare Week          September 12-15

Constitution Day             September 16

Trunk or Treat                 October 28

100th Day of School        January 13

Handwriting Day            January 23

Read Across America     March 2

FASTAR                            Date TBD

History Bowl                    May 5

Students are encouraged to get involved! CCS-America schools offer extracurriculars like Cheerleading, Archery, BETA Club, and more! Middle school students also participate in electives. Check out the Elective Descriptions here and stay tuned for more events to come!




Important Links and Information

Stay informed and connected with the links below:

The Roger Bacon Academy Website

Classical Charter Schools of America Website

School Calendar 




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