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We are operating in a fully remote learning environment, which focuses on learning from home while still receiving personalized instruction from our teachers. Have virtual learning questions, like how to log in to your Chromebook? Check out the Virtual Learning Hub.



Our virtual learning program is better than the rest. Plus, all students will be provided Chromebooks to use both in school and at home.

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Parent Information Meeting 1 & 2

Parent Information Mee...

All incoming 2021-22 RTCA families are invited to join us for an information session with Principal Williams. The topic will be a combination of our two pillars, Academic Excellence and Moral Focus. For meeting link info or if you have any questions, email Kara Dawson at

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Paperwork Party

Paperwork Party

New RTCA families, feel free to drop by between 2 p.m.-4 p.m. on April 15 and hand in any paperwork that will complete your registration. We will be utilizing our car pool lanes to make it curbside. We look forward to seeing you then!

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Research Triangle Charter Academy now has a YouTube channel! Visit our channel to learn more about the school today.

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Welcome to Research Triangle

We never set limits on how much your child can achieve. At Research Triangle Charter Academy we create endless opportunities for your child to become their best. We shape instruction to build on the strengths and abilities of each child and make moral focus lessons part of every school day. As a result, our students thrive.

At Research Triangle we create endless opportunities for your child to become their best.

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2021-22 Lottery

The student selection lottery for the next school year (2021-22) was held Wednesday, March 10 at 4:00 p.m.

If you missed the livestream and would like to view it, click below.

To view the results of the 2021-22 student selection lottery, click here!

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We Are a Charter School

Are you seeking a "private" school education with the no-cost benefit of a public school? If so, you're in the right place. Research Triangle Charter Academy is a tuition-free public charter school open to all children who live in North Carolina.

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At a Glance




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Where Students Succeed

RTCA outperformed the local school district on the state test for the past five years.

Mrs. Williams

A Listening Ear and Technology Serve as Crutch for Social and Emotional Support in Research Triangle Community

Meet Jacquetta Williams, MSW, who is in her sixth year as a social worker at Research Triangle Charter Academy. Since March 2020, she began to rethink her approach, while also helping others navigate the pandemic.
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We know there are a lot of factors in deciding where your child will go to school and we want to help. Use our live chat or leave your information and we will be in touch.

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Tour the School

We would love to show you our world so contact us to schedule a tour. We also hold open houses where you can meet our amazing teachers.

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We can’t wait to share your child’s journey! Apply online, in person, or over the phone and don’t hesitate to ask us questions along the way! We are here for you.

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Board Notice

The Board Meeting Notices notify the public of any special, rescheduled, or canceled Board meetings for the current school year, including public Board meetings being held via electronic means.

In accordance with Senate Bill 704, meetings of the Board of Directors if being held remotely with simultaneous live audio and video can be viewed simultaneously via live stream. Please view the Board Meeting Notices on the Board Documents page to access the live stream link.
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