Mountain Island Charter School

Overview

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 the Samsung Chromebook which boots up quickly, has a long battery life, is virus free, and is economical. 

 

Other reliable devices that meet the following criteria are permitted:

  • Boots in 45 seconds or less
  • Has a dual-band Wifi Card that supports 2.4 and 5 GHz bands
  • Has a keyboard for composing
  • At least a 10” screen
  • Operating Systems (Minimum Requirements): Chrome, Windows 7, -OSX 10.7

 

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 purchasing tickets.  For high school events, guests must be at least a freshman in high school and not over nineteen years of age.  This completed form may be submitted to MICS in person, via fax- (704) 827-8675 or email: gbyrum@micharter.org.
 

Middle/High School Principal
Glenn Byrum