Home / Principal Announcement / Founding Principal Adam Cross



Cross_AdamDear Parents and Students,

I am both honored and thrilled to be your new Principal at Duval Charter School at Flagler Center. There is no greater investment than the education of our children, and together we will create a powerful and unifying educational environment for everyone. It is OUR mission at Charter Schools USA to ensure that all students achieve their academic potential and become responsible and productive members of society.

As we begin this new and exciting opportunity, I want to share with you our primary goals as we accomplish our mission. It is our goal at Charter Schools USA to sustain and create a powerful and cohesive commitment for each of you through these priorities which include:

  • Lead Duval Charter School at Flagler Center in a way that places student and adult learning at the center of all decisions.
  • Set high expectations with a commitment to high standards of academic performance for all students and staff.
  • Create a culture of continuous learning for students and adults within a safe and secure learning environment.
  • Use multiple sources of data as diagnostic tools to assess, identify and apply instructional strategies as needed for academic achievement.
  • Actively engage all school staff, parents, students and community to create a shared vision for the school success.

Please know that serving as the Principal of Duval Charter School at Flagler Center is a great honor, and I value the trust and responsibility that comes with this position.  I have just completed my eighth year as building principal, including this past year opening another new school – Duval Charter at Southside.  I understand and appreciate the challenges that come with opening a new school.  It’s my goal to make this as smooth a transition as possible for our kids and families.

I invite you to join Charter Schools USA and me in making the future great for our students through support of your time and talents. Nothing motivates children more than when learning is valued and encouraged by our school, our families and our community.

Together we will ensure a quality education for each and every child, each and every day.


Adam Cross
Principal, Duval Charter School at Flagler Center

A member of the Charter Schools USA Family of Schools