Open Enrollment Information - Academic Year 2020-2021

Open enrollment for 2020-2021 began on January 6 and will end on Monday, March 30. Please share this information with your friends and family who may be interested in attending NDS. Open House will be held on Thursday, March 5 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

We are starting to plan for the next school year and your participation in the process is crucial. There is a link in this email that allows you to tell us your intentions for the 2020-2021 school year. We are looking forward and hoping that all our current students remain Warriors as we grow and welcome new members of our student body next year. We are asking for your intentions to better structure classrooms.

The link also includes a survey that will give us invaluable feedback from a parent's perspective. Please take the time to fill out the survey, honest feedback is beneficial to our growth as a school. We believe that our school is truly a family and we value parent input when making decisions. We appreciate your participation in our survey and letting us know your intentions for next year.

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Warrior Strong Facebook Frame

Exciting news!! We now have a Warrior Strong Facebook frame. Let's show our NDS Warrior pride during NDS Open Enrollment by using the frame for our profile picture for February and March or longer if you would like.

There are two frame options available - blue text or white text.

On the left is an example of what the frame looks like.

Thank you in advance for supporting NDS in this manner and showing your NDS Warrior pride!

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NDS In The News

Alicia Lorenzo Wilson, Director of Volunteer Services with J Iverson Riddle Developmental Center presented the 2019 Community Friends Award to NDS for their participation in the organizations 45th annual Christmas parade (Parade of Games).

Pictured are Student Advisory Council members as well the NDS Parade Committee. Congratulations NDS!!!! (Julia Norman, Joshua N, Addie C, Madi N, Kate D, Erica B, Lily B, Misty Dillingham, Courtney Kisner, Alice Burnette, James F, Luke R, Hayden M, Courtney Hardin, Dr David Burleson, Trevor F, Giles C, Nathan P, and Trefton H. Not pictured: Kacee Stroupe.)

2019-2020 School Calendar

My name is Jameson Auton and I am a 2008 graduate of New Dimensions Charter School. I started my journey at NDS, in a small room at the Mt. View Rec Center, when it was in its second year and spread out all over the county. I graduated as part of the first class to begin at kindergarten and go through 5th grade over on Concord Street. Back then, the school was much smaller and many of the grades combined because of space and the number of students. My days at NDS were some of the best and began my journey to the man I have become today. I was very small and shy as a student. The small class size allowed me to achieve high standards and be challenged daily by my teachers My favorite memory from elementary school was in third grade. We were a part of a teacher exchange program and teachers from other countries came to share their language, culture, and teaching styles with our teachers. My third grade teacher was Ms. Nuri Munioz, who was from Panama. She had a passion for teaching and all of her students. I was picked on for my small stature and came in from recess one day to Ms. Munioz’s open arms. She hugged me and talked to me about physical size and accomplishments. The one statement that she finished with, and has stuck with me till today is “It isn’t what is on the outside that is what is on the inside”. I believe this is true for our school as well. I didn’t care what the building looked like or how big it was. I am the end result of what is on the inside of the school. A host of teachers who believe, nurture, and guide their students. I am a product of lasting friendships to this day, including Ms. Munioz. I went on to attend Walter Johnson Middle School with an easy transition into the district public school due to the programs the county offers in the summer to ease the transition into middle school. I also attended all the open houses and visited Freedom High School several times before starting high school. I was then accepted into Burke Middle College where I received my high school diploma and an Associates Degree in the Arts in 2015. I attended East Carolina University’s business program and now work in Morganton. I am a firm believer in NDS and its unique approach to curriculum. I have enjoyed watching the school grow over the years and enjoy volunteering at NDS when time allows. ~Jameson Auton