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

Winter Wonderland Homecoming
Homecoming T-Shirts on Sale NOW!
T-Shirts for Homecoming are on sale now through Tuesday, November 26 at noon. Our Homecoming theme this year is "Winter Wonderland" and t-shirts are $15 each ($2.50 more for Adult XXL). Please click the "read more" button for the order form.
Read More about Homecoming T-Shirts on Sale NOW!
Toy Drive
Toy Drive Now through December 11
The National Elementary Honor Society is sponsoring the "Delivering Cheer" Holiday Toy Drive to collect items for patients at the Duke University Children's Hospital. Please consider donating new and unwrapped toys and books to help patients occupy their time while recovering in the hospital. All donations can be sent to your child's homeroom teacher. Please contact Jenny Rudd at 336-229-0909 or jrudd@rivermill-academy.org if you have any questions. Below is a link the the Amazon wish list of the Duke Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/6CGDGVBH7RZM?ref_=wl_share
Read More about Toy Drive Now through December 11
Thanksgiving Holiday
Thanksgiving Holiday
Wednesday, November 27 will be an Early Release Day with students dismissed at 11:30 am. The buses will depart campus at 11:30 and arrive at pick up locations around 11:45 am. The After School Care Program will be closed. All car riders must be picked up by 12:00 pm. There will be no school on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. We hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!
Read More about Thanksgiving Holiday


Support the Senior Class and enjoy dinner out on Thursday, December 5. Just show the flyer below to your server at either location of Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries and 30% of your total will be donated to the Class of 2020.

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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)


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