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8601 Old Concord Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28213
Courier # 475
P: 980-343-0030 | F: 980-343-0034
Principal: Toyia Matthews
LC: Southeast
Bell Schedule: 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Grades: K-5
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Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide a positive and equitable learning environment for all scholars through the use of collaboration, rigorous instruction, and diverse learning experiences. Scholars will strive for success and develop a growth mindset while immersed in computer science.
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COVID-19 Vaccination Information
Please see the below flyers about a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic taking place on August 25 at J.H. Gunn Elementary School. There will be free booster doses available and free COVID-19 at-home tests. Walk-ins are welcome and no ID is required. Children ages 5-11 are welcome to attend. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Information (Spanish)

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   DJV has been named aTreeRing Green Yearbook School!

After School Enrichment Program Registration

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year has opened for the After School Enrichment Program.  Please see the attached link for all the information.  

Registration Flyer 2021-2022.pdf

Black History Month is Celebrated at DJV

Students in grades Kindergarten through 5th studied African American figures, both past and present.  To culminate their knowledge, each student chose a person,time period, or historical event and created a project to share what they learned.  To see all of the amazing projects, please click the link below.  

DJV Student Projects

Dorothy J. Vaughan Academy of Technology Partnership with Smart Girls HQ

Smart Girls HQ is an organization that focuses on STEM education specifically tailored towards young girls. Take a look at how this program is reaching young students and teaching them how they can thrive in science, technology, engineering, and math.

YouTube Video

Check out the amazing work our DJV student artists have been creating!  They are led by our talented art teacher, Ms. Nivens.  

Artsonia Video Link


Congratulations to our amazing first grade teacher, Mr. Donovan!  He was one of only six K-5 teachers honored by the CMS North East Learning Community for his dedication and resiliency to teaching literacy amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic.  Mr. Donovan's class of students will each be gifted a book, and Mr. Donovan himself was gifted a monetary award through Donor's Choose to purchase items for his classroom.   The staff, teachers, and students at DJV are so grateful to have Mr. Donovan as part of our school family!


Congratulations to one of our very own students for being recognized in the NASA Space Place Art Challenge! 

Gabby, a 6 year old first grade student, created a painting based on her interpretation of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich launch. The satellite will study global warming and Earth's rising sea levels.  


Reflections Theme Search Competition

Choose a Theme for the 2022-2023 Reflections Program! Help National PTA pick the theme idea that will spark fun and creativity during the 2022—2023 Reflections program! The student who submits the winning entry will receive $100 prize from National PTA.

National PTA Reflections sponsors a student-focused Theme Search Contest annually to determine a future program theme. NCPTA welcomes all students from PTAs in good standing to participate!

NCPTA will select 5 winning themes in November to represent North Carolina in the contest for the 2022-23 Reflections Theme!


  • The 2020– 2021 theme is “I Matter Because”
  • The 2021-22 theme is “I Will Change The World By”

Students can submit ideas for the 2022-2023 Reflections Theme. The student who submits the winning entry at the National level of judging will receive $100 from National PTA and his or her theme will be used to spark creativity during the 2022-23 National PTA Reflections Program!

P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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