About Us

TCEA: About Us


The Capitol Encore Academy will develop artists who inspire others with principles of design and artful thinking through the integration of academic excellence, virtuous character and disciplined artistry.


We at Encore Academy are dedicated to enriching the mind, body, and spirit of every child with standards of excellence, ultimately preparing globally competitive artists of their chosen craft. Encore prepares students for success in college, career, and life by developing resourceful individuals who possess the abilities to problem solve and express critical and creative thinking articulately. Through our vision and collaboration with home, school, and community, every Encore graduate will be well prepared for the demands of the 21st Century with the ability to:

  • Inquire – Think Curiously.
  • Imagine – Think Beyond.
  • Innovate – Think Creatively.
  • Inspire – Influence Excellence.

treeThe Capitol Encore Academy

The Capitol Encore Academy is a free, public charter school offering integrated arts and core academic learning. We are a non-profit, independent school system in Fayetteville, NC governed by a local board of directors and operating within the NC Department of Public Instruction, working with The Romine Management Group. We currently offer K-8th grade, with a goal of adding a grade yearly to become K-12th grade. The Capitol Encore Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

treeOur Mascot: Hayes the Chameleon

Capitol Chameleons! In our first year, the students voted for the chameleon to become our school mascot. The mascot is a composite design based on the artwork of two Capitol students, created in year 2. Chameleons are unique, resourceful creatures who adapt as needed to their changing environments. The Chameleon is a fitting mascot for our school as we seek to create respectful, resourceful and responsible students.

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