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​​Research Triangle Charter Academy is a free public charter school serving kindergarten through 8th grade. Our exceptional education means seats are filling fast, so apply today​!

Why Research Triangle Charter Academy?

Founded on academic excellence, moral focus, parental partnership, and student responsibility, Research Triangle Charter Academy is a school like no other – one that can lead to a lifetime of success. We set high standards, focus on real-world skills, problem solving, and how to be a good citizen. Our exceptional teachers meet students at their ability level and challenge them to go beyond. Our students also draft a social contract that reinforces their commitment to their school, their teacher, and each other.

"We love the teachers at RTCA! Especially the way they give individual attention to my daughter and help her with any difficulties in learning." - Research Triangle Charter Academy Parent
Top Reasons Parents Send Their Children To Our School: *
1 Teachers are great at communicating with parents.
2 Children receive individual attention and instruction.
3 The curriculum provides moral focus as well as academics.
* Based on actual 2013 surveys administered to parents of kids who were returning to Research Triangle Charter Academy

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Some examples of what to expect at the RTCA Visual Arts Showcase coming on April 22 at 6:00 pm.
If your child was place on our Waiting List, please make plans to attend our Waiting List party on Wednesday, March 25th at 5:00 pm. We will explain what to expect next and how quickly things can change on our waiting list. Please RSVP on our website:
If your child was placed on the Waiting List after the Lottery, please don’t be discouraged. This meeting will explain the process of how students move up the waiting list and how quickly they can move to accepted status.
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Lottery Party
Apr 08, 2015 5:00PM - 6:00PM@Research Triangle Charter Academy

To all newly accepted families for the fall of 2015: Join us Under the Big Top for a Lottery Party. This is an opportunity for our new families to tour the school, meet the staff, make new friends and turn in your paperwork.

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