Welcome to River Mill Academy

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.

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2017-2018 Admissions Information

The registration period for the 2017-2018 school year begins on Tuesday, January 3 and ends on Friday, February 3, 2017. The lottery for the 2017-2018 school year is open to the public and will be held on Friday, February 10 at 9:00 am. Results will be mailed to all applicants.

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

Application for Admission for the 2017-2018 Year
click the link above to open the 2017-2018 Application

  • River Mill Academy will accept registration forms from January 3, 2017 through February 3, 2017.
  • Registration forms are available at River Mill Academy any time during normal school operating hours.
  • A child must be five years old on or before August 31, 2017 to enroll as a kindergarten student for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • If you are currently on the River Mill Academy waitlist, you are welcome to pick up a registration form any time between January 3 and February 3, 2017 during normal school operating hours. Waiting lists do not carry over from year to year.
  • All registration forms received on or before February 3, 2017 become eligible for the school's public lottery. Any registration form received after February 3, 2017 is NOT entered in the lottery, but is added to the end of the grade level waiting list.

What's Happening

TickleMyRibs Fundraiser - January 26
The Senior Class of 2017 is holding a fundraiser at Tickle My Ribs in Burlington from 11 am to 9 pm on Thursday, January 26. A percentage of all sales will be donated to support senior class activities. (1183 University Dr, Suite 101 Burlington, NC 27215 336-538-0227)
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Make Up Snow Days
Make Up Snow Days
Winter weather closed school on Monday, January 9 and Tuesday, January 10. Make up school days will be Friday, February 3 and Friday, March 10. Both February 3 and March 10 will be early release days - students will be dismissed at 11:30 am.
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Spring Sports
Spring Sports Mandatory Meeting - February 8
Middle School and High School students who plan to try out for spring sports must attend a mandatory sports meeting on Wednesday, February 8 at 5:45 pm. Registration begins at 5:00 pm. A make-up session will be held on Friday, February 10 at 7:00 am for those who cannot attend the evening meeting. Please note that a parent/legal guardian must also attend one of these meetings. Spring sports include: MS boys baseball, varsity baseball, MS golf, varsity men's golf, MS girls soccer, varsity women's soccer, MS girls softball, varsity women's softball, MS tennis, and varsity men's tennis.
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L&LSBE AMAZING:  Raise money, earn great prizes and help save lives.

Did you know that Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children, adolescents and young adults under the age of 20?

River Mill Academy is raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. You can help by sending in donations to your child's teacher. Please make checks payable to "Leukemia & Lymphoma Society" or simply "LLS."

You can also donate online at www.studentseries.org. Click the "Donate" button, search for River Mill Academy, then your child's homeroom teacher, and click the results link to the classroom donation page. Or simply check your teacher's webpage for a direct link. All donations are tax deductible.

In the 1960's the survival rate for the most common form of childhood leukemia was 3%. Today it's approximately 90% thanks to many research advances funded by programs like Student Series. Thank you for your support!

Parent Survey

The RMA Board of Directors wants to know what you think about our school. Every year parents are offered the opportunity to complete a short online survey. Your responses are strictly anonymous and the survey should only take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Your feedback is important and we hope you will choose to participate. The survey is open through January 31.

Link to online Parent Survey


Locate Us



Calendar & Events

  January 2017  
Go to Main Calendar

Order the 2016-2017 River Mill Academy Yearbook for

Elementary School

online. The base price for the Elementary yearbook is $20 online. Click here to order.

yearbook Order the 2016-2017 River Mill Academy Yearbook for

Middle & High School

online. This hardcover yearbook is $45 online. Click here to order.


2016-2017 Academic Calendar

(approved 02.18.2016)


2017-2018 Academic Calendar

(approved 11.17.2016)

Quick Links