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Admissions Process

Admissions Process

Charlotte Learning Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school with preliminary approval by the NC State Board of Education, with grades 6-12.

To enroll your child at Charlotte Learning Academy for the 2017-2018 school year, you must complete a Student Application. The student application is available on the website. APPLY HERE

We are currently accepting students on the first come first serve basis and will continue enrollment until grade levels are full. Please send an email to   to request an application be mailed to you or for more information.


If there are more applications than openings in any grade level, then by NC law a charter school must conduct a lottery. Enrollment priority will be given to the children of the school’s initial board members and full-time staff.

Wait List

A Wait List for each grade level is created when all openings in that grade level are filled, and students on the list will be contacted if and when an opening occurs. Names are added in the order completed applications are received. It is probable that Charlotte Learning Academy might offer a spot to most families who meet the Lottery deadline.


For each completed application, an index card will be placed in a bowl and randomly drawn, by grade level, one card at a time. After openings are filled, the cards are drawn to determine the order of the Wait List, by grade level. Families are notified via the school website and in writing of Lottery results (grade placement or wait list placement).