RINIMC Charter High School

The Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School, located in Providence, opened during the summer of 2011 to educate the next generation of nurses with a focus on health technology, public health, and home-based care. We are the first public charter high school in the U.S. focused on nursing and health care and the first middle college in the State of RI. We currently serve students from 19 school districts.

How RINIMC is different?

  • Tuition is completely free
  • Open to any Rhode Island high school student
  • Enrolls through a blind lottery process
  • 4 year program, starting at the 10th grade
  • Students take some courses at URI and CCRI
  • Saves students one year of college tuition
  • Educates nurses under a new paradigm that emphasizes public health and home-based care
  • Offers certification in CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), CPR, and First Aid

The Nurses Middle College students are afforded a rigorous high school curricula, early college classes, and exposure to the nursing profession. Students entering the 10th are allowed to enroll as first year students after successfully completing their 9th grade year at another school. Students who are successful in their first and second years take a combination of high school and college courses through URI and CCRI during their third and fourth years. After 4 years in our program, students are able to start at the University of Rhode Island as a sophomore (2nd year student).

The Nurses Middle College pays for the early college courses empowering its students by lowering the overall cost of their education. Early college exposure orientates students to the demands of higher education and increases the likelihood of college graduation.

We have established a reputation for academic and professional excellence. Please click on the “In the News” tab to see how our innovative model has already made local and national news!

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Facts

  • YEAR FOUNDED: 2011
  • ACCREDITED BY: RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
  • CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: PAMELA L. MCCUE, RN, MS
  • FACULTY/STAFF: 33
  • ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF: 4
  • STUDENT CAPACITY: 272
  • CURRENT ENROLLMENT (FALL 2014): 266
  • AGE OF CURRENT STUDENTS: 15-20
  • SEX:
    • 243 (92%) FEMALE
    • 23 (8%) MALE
  • RACE & ETHNICITY:
    • LATINO – 45%
    • BLACK – 36%
    • WHITE – 16%
    • ASIAN – 3%
  • % OF RINIMC STUDENTS WORKING TOWARD A BACCALAUREATE DEGREE: 100%
  • % OF STUDENTS MEETING FEDERAL INCOME GUIDELINES FOR FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH: 87%
  • LOCATION: 4TH FLOOR OF THE ROGER WILLIAMS BUILDING
  • 2017-2018 BUDGET
  • RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION’S SCHOOL-LEVEL FINANCIAL DATA