Mountain Island Charter School

Overview

Middle/High School Office Hours

As we encourage students to communicate proactively with their teachers, our staff have set office hours to support this active engagement.  These are times when teachers will be ready to quickly assist students and parents. Communication outside of these times will continue to be returned in a timely manner.  


Counselors

O'Donnell

Barb

Counselor

MS/6 & 7

8am-2pm

Cathey

Grady

Counselor

MS/HS/8-10

8am-2pm

Honore

Michelle

Counselor

HS/11 & 12

12pm-2pm

MS Core Classes

Cook

Kelley

Science

MS/6

10am-1pm

Koenders

Samantha

ELA

MS/6

10am-2pm

Osterndorf

Ken

SS

MS/6

9:30am-12:30pm

Simonette

Nicole

Math

MS/6

10am-12pm

Thomas

Sharma

ELA

MS

9am-1pm

Spence

Jenna

Math/EC

MS

9am-12pm

Gordon

Sharla

EC

MS

9am-12pm

Alston

Joy

Math

MS/7

8am-9am & 1pm-2:15pm

Dalton

Melanie

ELA

MS/7

9am-11am

Scales

Amanda

Science

MS/7

12pm-3pm

Thompson

Bill

SS

MS/7

9am-11am

Lockler

Casey

ELA

MS

1pm-3pm

Zawistowski

Kelly

Math/EC

MS

9am-10am & 3pm-4pm

Hackett

Lauren

SS

MS/8

10am-1pm

Ivanov

Rebecca

Math

MS/8

9am-11am & 1pm-3pm

Smith

Tia

ELA

MS/8

9am-11am & 1pm-2pm

Wallace

Nikki

Science

MS/8

9am-11am & 3pm-5pm

HS Core Classes

Goodwin

Renee

SS

HS/9

8am-12pm

Kelley

Pat

Science

HS/9

8am-11am

Nance

Candance

ELA

HS/9

11am-2pm

Puma

Kristin

Math

HS/9

2pm-4pm

Lawing

Brian

Math

HS

10am-3pm

Stowe

Martha

Math

HS

9am-12pm

Riddle

Karis

ELA

HS/10

9am-12pm

Wylie

Jonathan

SS

HS/10

8am-11am

Myers

Rebekah

Science

HS

10am-1pm

Hess

Al

Math

HS

8am-11am & 12:30pm-2:30pm

Koenders

Ryan

SS

HS

10am-2pm

Maynor

Kristen

Science

HS

9am-12pm

Renzo

Ashley

Science

HS

10am-12pm

Serra

Jeff

Math

HS

1pm-4pm

Belus

Monica

ELA

HS/11

10am-12pm

Guy

Richard

SS

HS

12pm-2pm

Mitchell

Don

Admin

HS/12

3pm-7pm

Stallings

Toni

ELA

HS/12

10am-12pm

Tolson

Tonya

Admin

HS/12

9am-2:30pm

Christopher

Marilou

EC

HS

1:30pm-3:30pm & 3:30pm-5pm

Kincaid

Jessica

EC

HS

12:30am-4:30pm

MS/HS Electives

Berkowitz

Heather

Art

MS

10am-2pm

Strouse

Dawn

Art

MS/HS

8:20am-3pm

Arroyo

Kristen

Art

HS

1pm-3pm

Clarkson

Jessi

Music

MS/6

9am-12pm

Branum

Kim

Music

MS/HS

9am-11am

Goolsby

Samantha

Music

MS/HS

11am-12pm & 7pm-8pm

Whitfield

Vickie

Music

MS/HS

10am-12pm

Ward

Dave

Theatre

MS/HS

9am-4pm

Benson

Mike

PE

MS

9am-11am

Christy

Chris

PE

MS/HS

10am-1pm

Engel

John

PE

MS

9am-12pm

Riley

Roy

PE

HS

9:30am-11am

Toteno

TJ

PE

MS/6

10am-1pm

Ayala

Angel

Spanish

HS

8am-12pm

DeFelice

Vicki

Spanish

HS

9am-12pm

Mansour

Yarah

Spanish

MS/HS

9am-1pm

Brown

Allen

Technology

MS/HS

9am-12pm

Wynn

La'Vaar

CTE

MS/HS

10am-1pm

High School (9th - 12th)

The high school has three (3) academic program tracks designed to support academic needs and career interests: College Preparatory, Career Preparatory, and Occupational Course of Study.  Advancement opportunities are available for students through Honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment courses.  Students have the opportunity to take online courses through NCVPS for coursework not offered on campus.  Electives are available for high school students in the areas of Fine and Performing Arts, World Language, Career and Technical Education, Health and Physical Education.  High School students are required to have 22 credits to graduate. 

Graduation Requirements

English English I, II, III, IV Total of 4 Credits
Math Math I, II, III and 4th Math Course to be aligned with student's post high school plans Total of 4 Credits
Science
Earth/Environmental
Biology
Physical Science
Total of 3 Credits
Social Studies
World History
Civics & Economics
American History I & II
Total of 4 Credits
Health/Physical Education   Total of 1 Credit
Electives
Two of the 6 must be in World Languages, Fine Arts or CTE.  For example, Spanish I and Spanish II or Visual Arts 1 and Visual Arts II.  At least 2 years of the same World Language is required for admission to North Carolina 4-year colleges and universities.   Admission to 2-year colleges does not require credits in a World Language.
Total of 6 Credits

Guidance Department

Our guidance counselors provides annual, individualized high school planning that ensures graduation requirements are met and coursework necessary for future goals are completed.  Our high school goal is to provide students and with information pertaining to admission requirements, scholarship opportunities, and applications for any post-secondary education institutions.  Our goal is to help parents to prepare students for on-time graduation with an emphasis on post-secondary educational opportunities within our MICS culture.  

Counseling Department

Our newly expanded school counseling department has created a school counseling webpage, micscounseling.weebly.com.  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 9-12th Grade

1st 7:30-8:40
2nd 8:44-9:44
3rd 9:48-10:48
Lunch 10:52-11:14
4th 11:18-12:18
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.

Technology

1. Device: High school students at MICS are expected to bring a device that enables them to access the internet and create documents during the school day. We recommend a Chromebook which boots up quickly, has a long battery life, and is economical.
 
Other reliable devices, including PC laptops, that meet the following criteria are permitted:
  • Has a keyboard for composing
  • At least a 10" screen
  • Operating Systems (Minimum Requirements): Chrome, Windows 10, OSX

 

2. Calculator: All students enrolled in high school math courses are required to purchase a TI-83+  or TI-84+ Graphing Calculator. This device is available from a variety of vendors.

 

We strongly recommend that students label their device and use a protective backpack or case to protect their device while moving about campus.

Work Permits

To obtain a work permit, please visit NC Labor and complete the application, youth employment certificate online.  This application is required for youth under the age of 18 only upon hiring.  You will need the employer's address, county of employment, and ABC permit status.  Print the certificate and parent and youth must both sign the application and return to the employer.  Note: This permit does NOT require the signature of a school official.
 

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. For high school events, guests must be at least a freshman in high school andnot over nineteen years of age. 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: gbyrum@micharter.org