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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School Tours and
Enrollment Information

First Wednesday School Tours 

River Mill Academy will offer school tours for prospective students and parents on the first Wednesday of the month in November, December and January. Tours begin at 9:30 am in the front lobby and last approximately one hour.  Pre-registration is not necessary. 

Tour Dates:
November 6, 2019, December 4, 2019, January 8, 2020

Student Enrollment
Enrollment Information

The registration period for the 2020-2021 school year begins on Friday, January 3 and ends on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 3:00 pm. The lottery drawing for the 2020-2021 school year is open to the public and will be held on Friday, February 14 at 9:00 am. Results will be emailed to all applicants.

Late registrations will be added to the end of the waiting list in the order in which the applications were received.

Important Application Information for the 2020-2021 Year:

  • River Mill Academy will accept applications from January 3, 2020 through February 7, 2019 at 3:00 pm.
  • Applications must be submitted online through Lotterease (link to submit application 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 waitlist, you must submit a new application through Lotterease. Waiting lists do not carry over from year to year.
  • All applications submitted on or before 3:00 pm on February 1, 2020 become eligible for the school's public lottery. Any registration from received after February 7, 2020 is NOT entered in the lottery, but is added to the end of the grade level waiting list.
  • 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 on February 14, 2020.

What's Happening

Senior & Junior Class Orders
Senior Graduation Items and Junior Class Ring Orders - December 11
Representatives from Herff Jones will be on campus during high school lunch on Wednesday, December 11 to take orders for graduation supplies and class rings. Brochures and order forms were distributed to students prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday. If you need another brochure, please see the front office staff. Either full payment or a down payment is expected at the time the order is placed. 
Read More about Senior Graduation Items and Junior Class Ring Orders - December 11
High School 1st Semester Exam Schedule
High school final exams will be given on the following dates from 7:45 am to 11:45 am: Block 1: December 12 (Thurs) Block 2: December 13 (Fri) Block 3: December 16 (Mon) Block 4: December 17 (Tues) December 18th (Makeup exams, early release day)
Read More about High School 1st Semester Exam Schedule
Elementary Christmas Program
Elementary Christmas Program - December 18
Elementary students will present a program of holiday music on Wednesday, December 18 in the High School Gym. Doors open at 8:30 am. The program will begin at 9:00 am. Family and friends are invited to attend.
Read More about Elementary Christmas Program - December 18



Brick Campaign

Brick CampaignNow you can have a place in River Mill Academy’s history by purchasing a personalized, engraved commemorative brick to be placed beside the walk outside the Cafeteria. This is a great way of leaving a lasting gift.  The inscription on your brick or plaque can:

  • Recognize your child’s achievements
  • Congratulate a recent graduate
  • Commemorate the success of an alumnus
  • Honor a loved one, teacher, coach or friend
  • Remember a school organization special to you: booster club, PTT, honor society
  • Demonstrate a business or individual’s support of RMA

Order online through Polar Engraving.


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Calendar & Events

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2019-2020 Academic Calendar

(approved 12.20.2018)


Quick Links

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