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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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Apply now for the 2015 NHA CollegeBound™ Scholarship! The NHA CollegeBound™ Scholarship was established to provide four of our eighth-grade students with a one-time only college scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Visit for application submission requirements. The deadline is April 15, 2015.
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Mar 18, 2015 4:00PM - 5:00PM@Research Triangle Charter Academy

To all prospective parents: The Research Triangle Charter Academy lottery will take place on March 18th at 4 pm in the school gymnasium. You are welcome to join us for our lottery to learn if your child has been accepted into our school. The lottery randomly selects applications for enrollment and generates the school's waiting list. During the lottery process all completed applications submitted during the enrollment period are publicly drawn in random order until capacity is reached and the remainder is placed on the waiting list. You are welcome to attend the RTCA lottery, but attendance is not required for admission to the school. Enrollment in Research Triangle Charter Academy is open to all students who are residents of North Carolina. A public charter school may not limit enrollment based on students' race, color, religion, national origin, language spoken, intellectual or athletic ability.

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