Our Namesake, Emma Lee Broady

Emma Lee Broady’s educational journey was rooted in San Antonio, Texas.  She graduated from Phyllis Wheatley High School May 31, 1945.  After beginning her post secondary studies at St. Phillip’s College, Mrs. Broady attended Prairie View A&M and she graduated on May 21, 1950 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics.  For 22 years she continued to impact the lives of young people while teaching at Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Mrs. Broady had an unwavering faith in God and in the value of education.  She believed that everyone could achieve.  The School’s motto,  “It’s Never Too Late To Graduate” was a theme she exemplified to the many people who crossed her path.  Though she has gone to be with our Lord, Mrs. Broady would be delighted to know that her passion for the success of others continues to live on through the school which bears her name. We salute the life of this inspiring black woman who through faith and dedication blazed the trail for others to follow.  

Our Academy

E. L. Broady Academy is a non-traditional, online private school that helps individuals succeed educationally regardless of age.  Our programs range from 4-12 grades on campus on Burlington, NC, K-12 online and adult education.

Many students from E. L. Broady Academy have found peace of mind from the school’s approach to earning a high school diploma. Leraners are free to learn at their own pace within the semester and are able to complete coursework a the time of day that works for them.

At Broady Academy Students:

  • Don’t experience the same distractions that accompany most traditional schools,
  • Aren't overstressed with passing standardized state mandated tests
  • Find supportive mentors and advisers available to help them navigate the learning environment.
  • Get help in choosing a career path that matches their interests

Sadly, many schools have failed to provide this practical guidance to the vast majority of their students.