School Profile

  • Established in 2001, New Dimensions today enrolls approximately 385 K-8 students

  • New Dimensions relocated to the former Shadowline manufacturing facility on 29 beautiful acres bordering the Catawba River

  • We offer small class sizes and the strong Core Knowledge Curriculum

  • Music, Art, Computers/Technology, Spanish, and Physical Education further enrich our curriculum and develop a broad base of knowledge

  • New Dimensions empowers students to make positive choices about themselves, each other, and our environment, producing Respectful, Responsible, Safe, Kind, and Good Learners

  • Quality communication between teachers and families boosts each students’ success

  • Uniform policy creates a positive environment where the focus is on learning

  • Middle School electives include: Band, Music, Art, Physical Education and Health, Technology

  • Athletics include: Indoor/Outdoor Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, and Cross Country

The North Carolina General Assembly requires schools across the state to write improvement goals and identify strategies for reaching these goals. These goals and strategies are compiled in the School Improvement Plan (SIP).

School improvement planning provides a mechanism for identifying needs and establishing a common approach to meeting those needs at the school level. Effective school improvement planning contributes to overall school performance by:

Establishing an understanding of the “big picture” of a school’s current state, including student achievement, school environment, teacher community, parent community, and administrative issues;

Reaching consensus across the school community on which needs represent the highest priorities for action based upon the potential to improve overall student and school performance; and

Identifying for implementation goals and strategies, including specific targets, indicators and milestones required to address the school priorities.

The New Dimensions Charter School’s School Improvement Planning Committee consists of: Director, Teachers and a Teacher Assistant.

The School Improvement Plan is reviewed approximately every 3 years.

School Improvement Plan 2018-2021

School Improvement Plan and Vision 2012-2015

2017-2020 Strategic Plan – NDS

2018-19 School Report Card

2016-17 School Report Card

2015-16 School Report Card

2014-15 School Report Card

2013-14 School Report Card

2012-13 School Report Card

Read to Achieve 2017-18 End of Year Results

Read to Achieve 2016-17 End of Year Results

Read to Achieve 2014

NDS FAQ’s

What is a Charter School?

A charter school is a public school that receives public money but has been freed of some of the rules and regulations that apply to other public schools in exchange for a higher level of accountability in meeting standards determined by the state.

Who can attend?

The United States Department of Education requires all charter schools to have enrollment procedures that promotes equal opportunity for all. Open enrollment leading to a lottery is the first step in providing equal opportunity.

What is tuition at NDS?

New Dimensions is a tuition free charter school.

Is a charter school harder than public school?

New Dimensions has a rigorous curriculum with support to help students be successful.

Is there a dress code?

Yes. New Dimensions believes that having a dress code helps promote a safe, civil, and orderly environment and respect for one another and for oneself. The dress code policy can be found here.

What is the school year calendar?

We start the day after Labor Day and the school year ends the Friday after Memorial Day.

Employment Information

Current Openings: No openings at this time

NON- DISCRIMINATORY STATEMENT

In accordance with law, New Dimensions School is an equal opportunity employer and hires without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex/gender, age, or disability. New Dimensions welcomes applicants who would bring additional elements to the school's teaching mission.

New Dimensions is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students. We hold our employees to the highest possible standards. All employees are subject to extensive background check screenings and must sign our code of conduct.

Employment opportunities are also posted on NC TeacherMatch's portal.

NDS Employment Application

I began attending New Dimensions School when it was still located in the building on Concord Street near downtown Morganton. It was the fall of 2005 and I was in 2nd grade. One of the first things I loved about going to NDS was the project-based emphasis. I got to do a lot of hands-on activities both to learn and for evaluation. The collaborative classroom atmosphere, positive discipline approach, and small family-friendly environment helped me grow and thrive and learn to love school. After four years at NDS, I attended Liberty Middle School for grades six through 8 (at that time NDS only went through fifth grade) and Patton High School for grades 9 through 12.NDS provided a solid academic foundation for me, and the confidence I learned in elementary school was a part of my success later on. I graduated with honors from high school, received the chemistry and calculus awards as well as scoring well enough on AP exams that I had earned almost enough credit to qualify as a sophomore my first year in college. I am finishing my associates degree in the spring at Western Piedmont Community College and plan to transfer in the fall of 2018 to NC State and major in engineering. I am grateful for the years I had at NDS and still have contact with some of the friends I made here. ~Shane Moody