Mountain Island Charter School

Overview

Lower School (Grades K - 5)

Mountain Island Charter School's K-5 program features research-driven and proven workshop centered curriculum delivery system including Teacher's College Reading and Writing Project out of Columbia University as well as Eureka Math.  The Lower School program incorporates a specials rotation which include Art, Music, Physical Education, Media, Technology, Science Lab (K-3) and Spanish (4-5).  Students in kindergarten through 3rd grade receive bi-weekly Spanish enrichment offered by our very own High School Spanish students.
 
Our individualized education program (SOAR) allows for students to gain enrichment for on grade level and advanced students; gift student instructions or intervention for struggling students.   
 
At MICS we focus on instilling character, service, and leadership in our students.  Five tenants of character development include: I am respectful; I am responsible, I am a learner; I am proactive; and I am a problem solver.  Past experiences for student learning opportunities have included: Valentine's for Veterans, Free Little Libraries, Winter Wonderland, Annual JDRF Walk and Water for South Sudan.  Students explore leadership opportunities through student council and safety patrol.

Dress Code

The school implements a restrictive coordinate dress code to promote a focused and safe learning environment.  A K-12 progressive approach allows for increased choice when developmentally appropriate.  Success depends upon a cooperative partnership between the home and school.

Lower School Principal
Karen Riner