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Welcome to the Academy!
Stanly Academy Learning Center provides a unique educational setting where all students have opportunities for personal, social, and academic growth.  Our core belief focuses on teaching and learning, instilling life skills, ultimately preparing our students for life in the 21st century. We invite you to take a few moments and browse our website to learn more about our wonderful students and staff.
SALC History 
     In 2005, Stanly County Schools began a program, STANLY ACADEMY LEARNING CENTER (SALC), to assist students in completing graduation requirements.  For the first year, SALC was housed at Stanly Community College under the direction of Curtis Parker.  After that first year, the Academy moved to West Main Street with Doug Smith as administrator.  From 2007 to 2010, Dr. Rick Hessman served as SALC’s principal.  Dr. Chris Murray became the principal in 2010, and the Academy was subsequently moved to its present facility, the old North Albemarle Elementary School building on Austin Street in Albemarle, North Carolina.  Mike Campbell served as principal from 2012 to 2015.  Shannon Batchelor took the helm from 2015 until 2018.  Timothy Woody was welcomed as principal in 2018.
SALC continues to serve Stanly County students as an alternative setting to  a traditional high school.

News & Announcements

Stanly Academy Art in the Celebration of the Arts Show Featured Photo

Stanly Academy Art in the Celebration of the Arts Show

Eight works of art were chosen to enter into the Stanly County Celebration of the Arts at the Agri-Civic Center last month. These eight different student works were picked due to their careful craftsmanship, extreme effort and smart use of time in class. As the art teacher of these hardworking students, I am very proud of the work they produced, and was extremely excited to show the county their beautiful works! Mrs. Blanton - Art Teacher, Stanly Academy Learning Center
THE BIG SERVE Featured Photo


Volunteers from Mission Baptist Church of Locust beautify SALC campus.
Stanly County Schools will partner with our families and communities to provide our students an educational foundation to promote career and college readiness, lifelong learning and citizenship.

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