Do you want your child to love good books? Do you want a school where teachers have in-depth knowledge of their subjects and a love for the individual student? Do you want your child to engage in an honest search for objective truth, no matter what the issue? Do you want your child to be enchanted with the beauty and mystery of the physical world and to have a sense of wonder and curiosity? Do you want your child to have a rich and solid foundation in every subject area that can lead to any vocation and a full and fruitful life? Do you want your child to leave the K-12 experience able to think and reason well, write well and speak well? Do you want your child to step into the world as a thoughtful, kind, virtuous citizen?
If you answered "yes" to these questions, call and schedule a tour. You will like what you see.
The curriculum at Millennium Charter Academy is one of the major differences you'll see when you compare us to conventional public schools. As a classical liberal arts school, we teach our students along the developmentally appropriate lines of the Trivium from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Our specialized curricula in our Lower and Upper Schools support this method of instruction. Visit the links to the left to learn more!
Thank you for your interest in Millennium Charter Academy! MCA is moving forward thoughtfully and purposefully, guided by a well-defined mission and vision. It is a strong school focused on high-quality academic instruction, profound moral character development, and active parental involvement. With a very talented and enthusiastic staff, we strive to instill in all our students a love of learning, the ability to reason well, and the skills and courage to lead with integrity. We are distinctive for attention to individual students, innovative approaches, keen sense of family, and the high quality of our teachers. We also utilize the surrounding region as an enlarged classroom laboratory. Enrollment is offered in grades kindergarten through twelve.
MCA is an exciting place to be! Millennium Charter Academy is an independent public school, tuition free, and open to all students residing with their legal guardian within the state of North Carolina.
As an outgrowth of MCA's physical education program, the Academy provides two levels of athletic participation for students. One is club-level athletics, which offers a wide age-range of students the opportunity to engage in various types of activities from a low to a high level of personal involvement and competitiveness. The second level is interscholastic athletics. Teams at this level are fiercely competitive and equally mannerly.
Our Lower School encompasses grades kindergarten through five and is led by Lower School Director Ms. Lissa Carter. Students enjoy a rich curriculum of Core Knowledge, Core Knowledge Language Arts, Everyday Math, and six specialty areas: Technology, Visual Art, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Library, and Physical Education. Students get a 30 minute recess period daily, and much attention is paid to character development.
Upper School Director Dr. Jarrid Looney leads our Upper School, which includes grades 6-12 and is further divided into the dialectic school (grades 6-8) and the rhetoric school (grades 9-12). These students learn to think logically and to express themselves eloquently and persuasively. As they mature and accept more responsibility, they gain more independence. In addition to their core subjects of math, language arts, science, history, and geography, students in the dialectic school have over sixty exploratory courses from which to choose. Students in the rhetoric school enjoy rich core classes, along with elective options in the humanities, entrepreneurship, and STEM. Upperclassmen also have the options of Advanced Placement courses and dual enrollment with Surry Community College.
MCA is proud to present three publications: The Lion's Roar - published monthly, roars about the accomplishments of our students, faculty and staff The Academic Journal - published bi-monthly, offers a thoughtful, philosophical view of how we educate students The Herald - published bi-monthly, presents in-depth information about various school related issues and events.
Mart Fontaine joined MCA as Director of Housekeeping in 2021.