Welcome to River Mill Academy

River Mill Academy is a North Carolina Public Charter School currently serving approximately 850 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Our goal is to assist parents in their mission to develop exemplary young citizens with superior academic preparation, equipped with analytical thinking skills, a passion for learning, and a virtuous character, all built upon a solid foundation of knowledge. Our curriculum is challenging and demanding in an age and grade appropriate manner and our standards are high.

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Enrollment for 2020-2021

2020-2021 Enrollment Application Information

  • The registration period for the 2020/2021 school year begins on Friday, January 3, 2020 and ends on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 3:00 pm.
  • Applications must be submitted online through Lotterease (link to submit applications will be active on January 3, 2020.
  • A child must be five years old on or before August 31, 2020 to enroll as a kindergarten student for the 2020/2021 school year.
  • If you are currently on the River Mill Academy wait list, you must submit a new application through Lotterease. Waiting lists do not carry over from year to year.
  • All applications submitted before 3:00 pm on February 7, 2020 become eligible for the school's public lottery.
  • Any application received after the lottery deadline is NOT entered in the lottery, but is added to the end of the grade level waiting list after the lottery.
  • Currently enrolled students do not need to complete a new application. However, siblings of currently enrolled students must complete a 2020/2021 application to be entered into the sibling lottery.
  • The lottery drawing for the 2020/2021 school year is open to the public and will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 9:00 am. Results will be emailed to all applicants.

All enrollment applications for 2020/2021 must be submitted
through our online enrollment application system: LOTTEREASE ​(click to open Lotterease website)
Lotterease Seal


What's Happening

Moe's Southwest Grill
Moe's Southwest Grill - February 6 Junior Class Fundraiser
Take the family out to dinner at Moe's Southwest Grill (University Commons location) between 5 pm and 8 pm on Thursday, February 6 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Class of 2021. Be sure to tell your server that you are with River Mill Academy.
Read More about Moe's Southwest Grill - February 6 Junior Class Fundraiser
Animal Shelter Supply Drive
Animal Shelter Supply Drive
The National Honor Society is collecting donations for local Animal Shelters now through February 14, 2020. Item needed include: toys, blankets, collars, tie-outs, leashes, dog beds, dog and cat food, towels, bowls, and treats. Collection boxes are located in each classroom and in the front lobby. The class that collects the most will receive a special prize. Thank you for your support!
Read More about Animal Shelter Supply Drive
Teacher Workday
Teacher Workday - January 31
Friday, January 31 is a Teacher Workday. There will be no school for students.
Read More about Teacher Workday - January 31

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Calendar & Events

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2019-2020 Academic Calendar

(approved 12.20.2018)



2020-2021 Academic Calendar

(approved 01.16.2020)


Quick Links