Research Triangle Charter Academy

Research Triangle Charter Academy is a tuition-free K-8 public charter school in Durham, NC.

Research Triangle Charter Academy is a tuition-free public charter school open to all children who live in North Carolina.

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Discover what makes us uniquely excellent! Dive in as we showcase a chat with our President & Chief Academic Officer, Nick Sheltrown, where he reveals what makes our school stand out. Whether you're a part of our family or scouting for the best for your child - this video is definitely a must watch!


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Have you thought about Research Triangle Charter Academy for the 2024-25 school year? We have limited seats available.

Get started on an application today!


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March is reading month! Check out loads of fun, fresh, age-appropriate ideas to engage your kids in literacy.


We’ve wrangled up an amazing list of easy, healthy recipes you’ll want to eat on repeat!


Keeping your kids safe online is a top priority. Explore our guide on setting up effective parental controls for their social media accounts:


February is Black History Month. Let’s honor and celebrate all who have made historic achievements over the years and are currently changing the world.


Feeling spring fever creeping up? Your kids are, too. Here are 5 ways you can help them stay engaged in the classroom before spring break.


Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Here are 20 small things your family can do to make the world a kinder place.


Every person’s body is unique and good. Here are 4 tips to help you cultivate a healthy body image for your child (and yourself)!


Crafting is one of the best ways to spend a chilly, winter evening. We’ve pulled together a fun little list of winter-themed projects you and your kids will love.


Self-care is about more than bubble baths and binge-watching TV shows. Taking care of yourself is not frivolous or selfish – it’s necessary! Check out our list of practical self-care ideas for parents.


Today and every day, we honor the work, passion, impact, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who said, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” Follow the link to discover the theme of this year’s observance and the history of this holiday.


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Winter is beautiful, but the dark, cold days can take a toll on our body and mind. Here are 15 easy ways to keep yourself healthy all winter long, according to Prevention Magazine.


Feeling overrun by toys and kid clutter? It’s never more intense than during the holiday season. Check out our blog for practical tips on getting control of your toy chest.


Need a last-minute gift idea that’s straight from the heart? Here are 15 meaningful, handmade gift ideas you’ll love to make and give!


Winter is the perfect time to snuggle in with a good book. Dive into our list of winter reads for kids of all ages:


Make Math merry! Follow the link for fun holiday-themed games, videos, and activities to boost math literacy this month.


Experts say it’s never too early to help your children develop financial literacy. Check out our age-and-stage guide for teaching your kids good money habits.


Don't miss the deadline! Open Enrollment for the 2024-25 school year ends tomorrow on November 30 at 5 PM for Research Triangle Charter Academy.

Apply now!


‘Tis the season for new coats, hats, and mittens, but buying new can really add up. Check out our tips for shopping winter gear on a budget.

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2418 Ellis Road
Durham, NC

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 3pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 3pm
Thursday 8am - 3pm
Friday 8am - 12pm

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