Mountain Island Charter School


Elementary School (Grades K - 5)

Mountain Island Charter School's K-5 program provides a student-centered, research-based curriculum that is aligned with the North Carolina Course of Study. Students are taught Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. A daily specials rotation includes ArtMusicPhysical EducationMediaTechnologyScience Lab, and Band (Grade 5).   Instructional strategies are rigorous, provide hands on learning, and teach students to problem solve and communicate their learning. Daily interventions are provided for students with a variety of needs through the Exceptional Children Program, AIG, and SOAR intervention program.


Numerous opportunities are available for students to develop leadership skills, service, and character. The Choose Love Curriculum provides a foundation for our character education program. Our Principal’s Book of the Month supports both our Character Education Program and our literacy program. Accelerated Reader is used as a motivational tool to encourage students to become friends with books.


Special events throughout the year include the Raptor Run, Grandfriends Day, Book Character Parade, and Salute to Veterans.  The After-School Enrichment Program offers numerous fee-based activities including Running Raptors, Mad Science, Golf Squad, Bricks for Kids, and Lego Robotics. Students have opportunities for service and leadership through Student Council and Safety Patrol and numerous school-wide and grade level specific projects. There is something for everyone at MICS!

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.