River Mill Academy is a North Carolina Public Charter School currently serving approximately 800 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.


Kindergarten Screening
Kindergarten Screening - August 3
We will hold kindergarten screening and orientation on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. A letter was mailed out with detailed information about the screening. If you did not receive one, please contact the school or email Jennifer Bradshaw at jbradshaw@rivermill-academy.org. ​ Kindergarten students will begin school on a staggered entry schedule on August 11 or 12. Your child will attend only one of the staggered entry days. All kindergarten students will attend on Friday, August 13. Student drop off begins at 7:20 am. Elementary students need to be in their classroom by 7:55 am. Parents are not allowed to walk students into the building. ​ Once screenings are completed, you will receive communication regarding teacher placement, and which staggered entry day your child will attend.
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new student orientation
New Student Orientation - August 10
We will hold a new student orientation on Tuesday, August 10. This is only for our newly enrolled students for the 2021-2022 school year. Orientation will begin in the High School gym at 9:00 am. Signs will be placed directing you to the location. You may park in any designated parking spot. A face mask covering mouth and nose is required while on our school campus.
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First Day of School
First Day of School - August 11
This year we will not hold our regular orientation day for returning students due to continued COVID concerns. The first day of school will be on August 11, 2021. This will be a regular school day for all students in 1st- 12th grades. Kindergarten students will follow a staggered entry detailed in the letter mailed to kindergarten parents. Student drop off begins at 7:20 am. Middle school and High school students need to be in their first class by 7:45 am. Elementary students need to be in their classroom by 8:00 am. A face masks covering both mouth and nose is required for everyone on our school campus. ​ Students will receive a welcome back packet on their first day of school with important forms to be completed and returned by Friday, August 20, 2021.
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Back to School Information


 Schedule Changes SCHEDULE CHANGES

Click the appropriate link below to submit a schedule change request:

Middle School Schedule Change Request

High School Schedule Change Request
School Bus 


River Mill Academy will provide four locations throughout Alamance County for park & ride school bus drop off and pickup. Please refer to the Bus Information Flyer for locations and drop off and pick up times. Online sign-up will open on Monday, August 2 at 8:00 am.

 Before and After School


Parents who need childcare before and/or after school can register their child(ren) for the Before & After School Program at River Mill Academy. The program is staffed by RMA teachers and teacher assistants. The morning program operates from 6:45 am to 7:30 am and the afternoon program operates from school dismissal at 2:30 pm until 6:00 pm. There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee per family. Please complete and return the Before & After School Care Registration Form to enroll your child. (One form per child.) Parents will receive information on how to set up and log into the online ProCare website to make payments and view their child's account. The form may be returned by email to Angela Upchurch at aupchurch@rivermill-academy.org, by fax to 336-228-9941, by mail to the school at 235 Cheeks Ln, Graham, NC. 27253, or placed in the locked dropbox mounted outside the front office doors.
Vaccine Required


In addition to the childhood vaccines required for enrollment in Kindergarten, seventh grade students must have received the Meningococcal vaccine and twelfth grade students must have received a booster dose. In compliance with North Carolina law, parents/guardian must present certification of immunizations on the first day of school entry. If documentation is not presented, parents and/or guardians have 30 calendar days to provide documentation or the student shall be excluded from school until proof is presented.
parking permit 


Students who plan to park on campus must purchase a parking permit - $30 annual fee. Parking permits will be sold to Seniors on Thursday, August 5 and Friday, August 6 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Juniors may purchase parking permits on Monday, August 9 and Tuesday, August 10 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Parking permits will be sold in the front lobby of the school. Students must hold a valid NC driver's license in order to purchase a parking permit. Save time by completing the attached Parking Permit Application. The application must be signed by a parent/guardian and the student agreeing to abide by the parking and safety rules while on camps. Please review the Student Parking Information
School Supplies


Back to school supply lists have been posted on the RMA website under the "Resources" tab at the top of the website. Please remember that these lists are a general guideline. If you have any questions about items on the list, please check with your teacher(s). Click here for school supply lists.
student schedules 


Due to new teachers added to our middle school team you may see Brendan O'Malley listed as a teacher for certain classes. The chart below shows the teacher your student will have for the grade and subject areas affected. Middle school students should report to Semester 1 first elective class upon arrival on the first day of school. 

Class Teacher Room
 6th Grade Social Studies - 1st period  Taylor Sheppard  Room #204
 7th Grade Language Arts - all periods  Katie Holder  Room #216
 7th Grade Science - 4th period  Shanee Cowland  Room #207
 8th Grade Science - 1st, 2nd, 3rd periods  Shanee Cowland  Room #207
 8th Grade Social Studies - 2nd, 3rd, 4th periods  Taylor Sheppard  Room #204




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2021-2022 Academic Calendar

(approved 12.17.2021)