Founded in 1966, Northeast Academy was intended from its beginning to be a pleasant place to learn, an opportunity for a quality Christian education, and a school where the founding parents could exercise hands-on supervision of the curriculum, extracurricular activities, and the educational environment.
Located in Lasker, North Carolina, Northeast Academy originally offered instruction in grades one through ten, with G. W. Davis leading a faculty of six (including the headmaster) and a student body of thirty-two. Joey Davis of Seaboard was the first student enrolled in the school. The Bible was the first book placed in the library.
In 1969 Northeast Academy graduated its first three seniors: Marshall Coker, Evelyn Herring and Ray Wood. Each year since that time, Northeast Academy has graduated young people who have gone on to do very well in a diverse range of activities.
The school board, with a membership of fifteen, operates the school under a charter granted by the State of North Carolina. From the beginning, the school has been funded by tuition, contributions, and fund-raising activities. In 2014 Northeast Academy began accepting the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship which has allowed even more students to benefit from our educational program.
In 2022 Northeast Academy celebrated our 55th Anniversary and graduated our 1000th student.
It continues to be the aim of Northeast Academy to offer any young person, whose parents are willing and able to make the necessary sacrifices, an opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities, to earn a good education, to develop social and citizenship skills, and to become a part of a caring community of friends.
Wanda Briggs-Trevino came to Northeast Academy in May 2020 with 27 years of experience in education. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Social Studies Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s degree in School Administration from East Carolina University. Ms. Trevino is licensed to teach Social Studies (6-9), Social Studies (9-12), and is also licensed as a Curriculum Specialist, and Principal. She taught Social studies in grades 7-12 in Gates County Schools and worked as a Teacher Recruiter for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Before coming to work at Northeast Academy she worked with Northampton County schools, serving as a school administrator at the elementary, middle, high school, and alternative school levels as well as the district level as a Curriculum Director and Power School Coordinator.