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

Chipotle Fundraiser
Junior Class Fundraiser at Chipotle Mexican Grill - Nov. 8
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support RMA's Junior Class. Come in to the Chipotle at 649 Huffman Mil Road in Burlington on Friday, November 8th between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Bring in the flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to RMA's Junior Class. Click the "read more" button for the flyer.
Read More about Junior Class Fundraiser at Chipotle Mexican Grill - Nov. 8
Move Night
Jaguar Movie Night - November 1
The National Junior Honor Society is hosting a "Jaguar Movie Night" on Friday, November 1 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the middle school gym. The movie is Toy Story 4. The cost of admission is $12 and includes pizza, drinks, and popcorn. Please click the "read more" button for the registration form. The completed form and payment is due by October 24.
Read More about Jaguar Movie Night - November 1
School Supply Drive
School Supply Drive for Outer Banks Schools
Last month, flooding and winds from Hurricane Dorian caused significant damage to several schools on the Outer Banks. We are collecting school supplies and monetary donations to help our neighbors to the east. Donated items will be delivered on Wednesday, October 23, to the Frisco Fire Department. Please send your donations to your child's teacher.
Read More about School Supply Drive for Outer Banks Schools


Pumpkin WarsLeading up to our Fall Festival, each elementary class has designed/decorated a class pumpkin. They are on display in the cafeteria for student voting through Friday. Voting is "pumpkin war" style! To add points, put pennies in the jar. To subtract points, add silver coins. The class with the most points after Saturday will get to "silly string" their teachers. All money raised will benefit the Outer Banks schools devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

Fall Festival 2019

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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