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  • APPLICATION LOTTERY IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2024-25 SCHOOL YEAR – GRADES K-5!

    As a reminder, MINA is transitioning to a K-5 school. Current Middle Grades students ARE ELIGIBLE to finish their 6th-8th grade years at MINA, but no future middle school students will be accepted moving forward.

    APPLICATION LOTTERY IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2024-25 SCHOOL YEAR – GRADES K-5!

    As a reminder, MINA is transitioning to a K-5 school. Current Middle Grades students ARE ELIGIBLE to finish their 6th-8th grade years at MINA, but no future middle school students will be accepted moving forward.

    EXCITING NEWS ! ! ! ! MINA Charter School of Lee County to Become Rising Leaders Academy!

    A Note From School Principal Ciera Dixon

    On February 20, 2024, the MINA Charter School of Lee County Board of Directors voted unanimously to change the school’s name to Rising Leaders Academy. This decision was made after careful consideration and feedback from our school community.

    Our journey to find a new name began with a desire to ensure that our school’s identity reflects the aspirations of our students and families. We conducted a comprehensive survey and held numerous discussions with students, parents, and staff. The resounding message was clear: we wanted a name that symbolizes growth, leadership, and limitless potential.

    Rising Leaders Academy embodies these values perfectly. It conveys our commitment to empowering our students to become confident, compassionate, and capable leaders who will positively impact the world. This name will inspire our students to strive for excellence, embrace challenges, and become the best versions of themselves.

    It is important to note that this name change is still pending approval by the North Carolina Charter School Review Board. We are confident that they will see the value and significance of this new name, and we will keep you updated on the approval process.

    We understand that changing a school’s name is a significant decision. However, we are confident that Rising Leaders Academy will capture the spirit of our school community and propel us forward on our mission of providing a transformative educational experience for every student.

    Thank you for your continued support and commitment to our school.

    Our Goals

    MINA will serve a diverse student population that reflects our community, with a special focus on helping traditionally disadvantaged students to thrive academically and socially while acquiring the necessary skills to prepare them for our technologically-oriented workforce. The “MINA mission” is to equip each and every student with the skills they will need to be good citizens and successful employees, regardless of where their careers take them … locally, nationally, or internationally.

    Important Notices

    School Board Meetings

    PLEASE NOTE: The May 2024 meeting of the MINA Charter School of Lee County School Board will take place on Monday, May 20 at 6pm.  As a general policy, 2024 meetings of the MINA Charter School of Lee County Board of Directors will take place on the third Tuesday of each month, beginning at 6pm.  

    MINA Names Ciera Dixon As New School Principal

    At its January 2024 meeting, the MINA Charter School Board of Directors named Mrs. Ciera Dixon as the school’s new principal, effective immediately.  Mrs. Dixon has been an essential part of the school’s leadership team since its inception.  She previously served as MINA’s Dean of Scholars, and for the 9 months prior to this appointment, she has served with distinction as the school’s Interim Lead Administrator.  Please click here to read the announcement about Mrs. Dixon’s appointment.