Neuse Charter School

NCS is a free public school, chartered by North Carolina and funded by state and county per pupil. Please don't miss this unique opportunity for your child.

If you are a parent in Johnston or surrounding counties with a child approaching grades K-12, we invite you to explore the many advantages of Neuse Charter School, Johnston County's first and only free public charter school. Officially opened on August 27, 2007, the school offers a rigorous studies program and an honors/college prep focused curriculum in the high school. NCS is a free public schoo

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NCS Open House August 10, 2023
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Can you believe it! The NCS Open House is scheduled for August 10th! Come meet your teachers, drop off school supplies, grab carpool tags, purchase Cougar Wear, and pick up some dinner from the food trucks!


This is a special session of the Board of Directors. The meeting will go directly into closed session.


Please join us for our June Board of Directors meeting.

Photos from Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center's post 05/01/2023

Battle of the books took 4th place in Regionals today! Congratulations Cougars!


Summer Sports camps have been announced!
Volleyball and Soccer: All ages
May 30- June1
Basketball: Rising 4th-8th graders
June 6-8
Baseball: All ages
June 20-22
Softball: Rising 4th-8th grader
June 20-22

All payments are made on GoFan. Deadline to register is May 12, 2023

After you register, scan the QR code to complete your registration!

Parent Ambassadors 2023-24 04/27/2023

Consider being a part of Parent Ambassadors- go to to sign up for more information.

Parent Ambassadors 2023-24 Thank you for your interest in joining the Parent Ambassadors for the 2023-2024 school year. The Staff at NCS is second to none, and they deserve the best. If you have any questions, please reach out to me; Dr. Amanda Swartzlander [email protected].

Photos from Neuse Charter School's post 04/26/2023

This morning we celebrated our k-2 students who met or exceeded their 1.25 years of growth in Reading and/ or Math according to their MAP assessments! Congratulations Cougar Cubs!


Please join us for our April Board of Directors meeting.

Photos from Neuse Charter School's post 04/20/2023

3rd-8th grade AIG students travelled to the Morehead Planetarium on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus today- it was a great day to peer into space!


Our phones are once again dropping incoming calls at the 19 second mark. If you call the school and the phone disconnects, we did not hang up on you and will attempt to call you back. Our provider is working on a solution. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Photos from Neuse Charter School's post 04/13/2023

Thank you Luke, Julia, and our many student volunteers for making yesterday’s Red Cross Blood Drive a success!


This meeting will move immediately to closed session. Any action taken after closed session will be available in the meeting minutes posted to the school's website.

Photos from Neuse Charter School's post 04/11/2023

Congratulations are in order for Luke Highfil and Megan Broadwell. They have been named as the Class of 2023 Valedictorian and Salutatorian.


Come on out Saturday for a student organized 5k in support of the House of Hope. There is no cost to run, but a donation to House of Hope is welcome!


The Spring Fling is happening this Friday! Come on out for some Springtime fun!

Photos from Neuse Charter School's post 03/30/2023

Powerful messages about impaired and distracted driving were shared today with our high school students. Be safe Cougars!


Please join us on April 13th for a Night with the Mudcats.


Support our staff- become a member of the Parent Ambassadors. Sign-up at

Photos from Neuse Charter School's post 03/23/2023

NCS HS students art displayed at Frank Creech Art Center at JCC. Each student received a gift card and their art will be displayed until May!

Photos from Neuse Charter School's post 03/23/2023

CHAMPIONS! The NCS Battle of the Books Team battled hard and came out victorious! Way to go BoB Team!


Phones should now be back to normal. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


We are once again having some issues with our phones. Calls are dropping after 18 seconds. If you call the school and get disconnected, please know we did not hang up on you. We are working with our service provider to get the issue resolved. I will post an update once we have a resolution.

Thank you for your patience.


If you are interested in becoming a member of our Board of Directors, please fill out the application below:

Photos from Neuse Charter School's post 03/10/2023

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the Parent Ambassadors, and our families for coming out on this cold, wet, rainy day to help clean up our campus and fold 1000 paper cranes for our k-5 Spotlight night on March 22. We are grateful for you!


Good Morning! The rain is rolling in- but we are still on for today! Please check your email for updates if you signed up for Campus Beautification!

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Neuse Charter April 2022 Board of Directors Meeting
March 2022 Board Of Directors Meeting
Neuse Charter 2022-2023 School Year Lottery
Feb 2022 BOD Meeting
Neuse Charter School January 2022 Board of Directors Meeting.
January 2022 Board of Directors Special Session
December 2021 Board of Directors Special Meeting





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