New Dimensions Charter School







COVID-19 Information

Parents and/or Guardians,

Please click the button below to for information related to COVID-19 and the steps NDS has in place to safeguard our school and follow state and local mandates.

11.24.2020 Video Update from

Dr. David Burleson, Director:

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NDS Giving Back During COVID-19

New Dimensions Charter School continues to build community even in the COVID-19 crisis. While our teachers are not physically in our school building, they are teaching remotely and still finding time to assist others in our community. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Club sponsors; Aaron Mirtsching and Dana Ishuin, 2nd grade New Dimensions teachers, have been busy searching for ways to help our local healthcare community. Ms. Ishuin has been making adult and children's size masks. JoAnn Fabrics donated the fabric to the school and Ms. Ishuin has made over two dozen masks so far. The masks have been donated to Grace Hospital and to WalMart employees. She is continuing to make more masks to be donated to medical staff, ShurTape employees and additional WalMart employees.

Mr. Mirtsching has been using the clubs 3-D printers to make “ear guards” for the loops of the mask to help take pressure off the ears of health care/medical workers who are wearing masks all day to protect themselves and their patients. Over 100 guards have been made and donated to Grace Heights, Mountain Valley Healthcare, and Blue Ridge Healthcare. More ear guards are being made as Mr. Mirtsching has received a request from Carolina Rehab of Burke. New Dimensions is proud of the efforts of our staff in reaching out and helping our healthcare community. David Burleson stated, “Our school is made up of many caring, compassionate staff members and students. Giving back to our community has been a common theme at New Dimensions for years. We are thankful that we can contribute something to those true heroes on the front lines.”

For more information or to make a donation to this cause, please contact Mr. Aaron Mirtsching at amirtsching@ndschool.org. Donations can also be made through the following link: paypal.me/admirtsching.

Welcome to our school!

NDS Framework Performance

Good morning Dr. Burleson and Mrs. Rhodes,

It is with great pleasure that I inform you that in the 2018-2019 school year your school met every applicable measure of the Performance Framework, thereby exceeding expectations. This demonstrates to all that your charter school takes accountability seriously, and the Office of Charter Schools has decided to recognize this fact with an individualized badge, attached, for you to post on your website and use in your marketing efforts.

Thank you for your commitment to high quality public education of choice. Please don't ever hesitate to reach out to the Office of Charter Schools for guidance on any matter.

More information about the NC Charter School Performance Framework can be found on our website. https://www.dpi.nc.gov/students-families/innovative-school-options/charter-schools/performance/performance-framework

Joseph Letterio M.

Education Consultant

NC Office of Charter Schools

2020-2021 School Calendar (rev. 11192020)

I would like to begin by saying that my time at New Dimensions has been an absolute blessing to be a part of! All of the teachers and staff made me feel like I was part of the New Dimensions family! I fell in love with New Dimensions so much that I chose to stay there, all the way from kindergarten through eighth grade. Although, I must admit that it was really scary transferring from New Dimensions to Freedom High School. Everything was very different. Somehow I managed to make it through to my senior year of high school. I graduate this year and have been accepted to Gardner-Webb University. I plan to continue to pave my path until I reach my goal: to major in graphic design. ~Jacqueline Craig