Elaine Riddick
Charter School 

Opening 2021 for Grades K-4

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Character Education

The school spends each day on ethics and leadership so that our students will be mindful of their actions, leaders in their communities, and ambitious in their goals. Students are given guidance everyday to think about their lives within the context of their goals.


Our school requires all students to wear uniforms. This raises the expectations of the school environment for everyone. The school can help families to financially secure uniforms for school if needed. 



STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Our school will incorporate these components everyday. By presenting coursework within this context, students are more likely to engage and relate their studies to their everyday lives. 

Active-Based Learning

Active-Based Learning provides students a sensory-rich learning experience. Teachers are required to do more than lecture. Teachers present material utilizing different modalities of learning, such as auditory, kinesthetic, visual,  and tactile.

More about Elaine Riddick Charter School

Elaine Riddick Charter School (ERCS) is a North Carolina State Board of Education approved, tuition-free, public charter school scheduled to open in August 2021.  The school is governed by a volunteer board of directors that meets each month. The school is subject to N.C. Open Meetings Law and meetings are open to the public. 

ERCS will serve Grades K-4 in its first year of operation (2021-2022), and the school will add one grade level per year until reaching Grades K-8. Any student may apply. The school selects students using a random lottery. Please visit the Admissions Page to learn more. 

Once a student is accepted in the school, the student is not required to reapply each year.  For example, a student who is accepted in Kindergarten may remain enrolled in the school until the completion of Grade 8 without having to submit a new application each year.    ERCS’s Initial Student Enrollment Application can be filled out by Clicking Here.  

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Elaine Riddick Charter School is opening in August 2020 and 

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Elaine Riddick Charter School is currently accepting all applicants! Please call us if you have any questions at the number at the bottom of the website. There is limited availability, so apply as soon as you are comfortable!