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The Millennium Difference

Millennium Charter Academy is an independent public school, serving grades kindergarten through twelve. It is structured to move forward thoughtfully, purposefully and quickly, fueled by its Mission and Vision as embodied by its leadership, staff, and parent body. As a charter school, MCA is an independent public school of choice, freed from many governmental rules, but accountable for results. The school is open to all who wish to attend. Since tax dollars pay for the education, there is no tuition charged. The school is accountable to its governing body, the Board of Directors of Millennium Education Foundation, its parent body, and to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, as well as to certain federal departments.

What sets MCA apart? MCA offers a curriculum and culture in the classical, liberal arts tradition, integrating the humanities, the arts, and the sciences. It is a whole curriculum for the whole person. We hold a high view of humanity, believing that each student comes endowed with worth and value and deserves to be taught in healthy, authentic relationships with parents and teachers. We believe that the world makes sense and is understandable. We, therefore, seek to discover our place in it and then to pursue and promote all that is good, true, and beautiful. We believe that the ultimate goal of education is the formation of the character of the individual toward wisdom and virtue—toward human flourishing. Our teaching focuses on the overarching ideas that all humans must ponder. We reach toward those big ideas while carefully building skills and delivering solid content through quality literature, history, the arts, and the sciences.