Mountain Island Charter School


Middle School (Grades 6th - 8th)

Mountain Island Charter School's middle school academic program includes Honors and grade-level courses.  The academic support program provides targeted individualized instruction.  Elective areas for students include Spanish, Physical Education/Health, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts.  Students experience real-world learning through the field study programs. Leadership is integrated throughout middle school through student-led initiatives and productions, culminating with 8th-grade leadership project.

Counseling Department

Our newly expanded school counseling department has created a school counseling webpage,  There you will find information for each specific grade level as it relates to school counseling, contact information for the school counselors, a page of additional outside mental health resources, and information pertaining to college, career and athletic eligibility. 


Bell Schedule - Grades 6-8

1st 7:30-8:40
2nd 8:44-9:44
3rd 9:48-10:48
4th 10:52-11:52
Lunch 11:52-12:16
5th 12:22-1:26
6th 1:30-2:30

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.

Field Study Programs

Mountain Island Charter School field studies allow students to focus on experiential learning by challenging students to observe, inquire, apply knowledge, make connections and extend learning outside of the classroom.  Enable students to share experiences away from regular school life to help build and strengthen interpersonal relationships within our community through problem solving, decision making, and teamwork. 
Sixth Grade - Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama
Sixth grade students will have the opportunity to attend the Pathfinder Space Camp program.  This journey is oriented around the history of space exploration.
Seventh Grade - Savannah, GA
Seventh grade students travel to Savannah visiting this historic city.  The focus of the field study is to allow students to understand city planning with historical stops at the First Baptist Church and the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum.
Eighth Grade - Washington, DC
Eight grade students will travel to our Nation's Capital to explore our country's most famous landmarks.  This field study offers the students the opportunity to experience first hand our country's most treasured memorials including the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldiers. 

Eighth Grade Leadership Project

Eighth graders take career day to a new level by completing a minimum of a four hour contiguous shadowing experience on one day in their chosen field.  The students will then present their project to a panel of volunteers. 

Off-Campus Physical Education Policy & Waiver

Mountain Island Charter School offers students in grades 7th and 8th to have the opportunity for off-campus physical education programs.  Please complete and sign the waiver and turn it into Ms. O'Donnell, our 6-7 Academic Counselor.  The belief behind this program is to provide the opportunity to maximize choice by empowering the student and their parents for continued participation in myriad and varied curricular and extracurricular educational programs. 

Guest Approval Form

A student requesting to bring a guest who is not a student at Mountain Island Charter School to a school event such as a dance or social must have a Student Guest Approval Form completed and approved before buying tickets. Students and guests must always act in accordance with school event rules regarding appropriate dress, conduct, and arrival time. Mountain Island Charter School reserves the right to deny any guest approval request. This form must be completed and approved prior to the purchase of a ticket. This completed form may be submitted to MICS in person, via fax at (704) 827-8675 or email:

Middle/High School Principal
Glenn Byrum