Enrollment FAQ’s




Our open enrollment period for the 2019-20 school year has ended.

However, parents may still apply by clicking on the Lotterease logo below.

Upon applying, parents will receive an email.  If a seat is available, the student(s) will automatically receive a seat.  If there are no seats available, the student(s) will be placed on a waitlist.  As seats become available, the student(s) will move up the waitlist.  You can also check your place on the waitlist by visiting the Lotterease website.

Lottery Information

Carolina Charter Academy will only need to hold a lottery for Kindergarten. The lottery will be held on Thursday, February 21st at 4:30 pm at the Village of Marquee Station Apartments clubhouse. 2110 Cinema Drive Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

(Attendance is not mandatory and will not affect the outcome of the lottery.)

Once the lottery takes place at 4:30 pm on 2/21, you will automatically receive an email regarding your seat at our school. At this point, you will have five days to accept or decline your seat(s) as outlined in the email. If you choose to accept your seat, a follow-up email will be sent with our enrollment packet and further instructions.

If you have not yet applied, you will still have the opportunity to enroll your child. On February 22, we will open up enrollment again. Seats will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. If no seats are available at your grade level, you will be added to our wait-list.


Who may enroll in Carolina Charter Academy?
Each charter school in North Carolina is open to any student who lives in the state. According to NC law, applicants must live in North Carolina at the time of application.

Carolina Charter Academy will be located in Southern Wake County.  Our target population is any student living in the Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs, Harnett and Johnston County area that desires a rigorous, college and career-ready education.

Carolina Charter Academy will have grades K-6 for the 2018-2019 school year. We will eventually grow to be a K-8 school by adding a grade in fall 2020 and fall 2021.


Is there a tuition fee to attend Carolina Charter Academy?

No, the school is tuition-free public charter school.


How do we apply for enrollment for the 2019- 2020 academic year?

The Open Enrollment period for applying for the 2019 – 2020 school year will be announced in Fall of 2018.


How does the lottery process work?

If there are more applicants than available spaces in a grade, NC state law requires that a lottery is held to fill that grade.

When Carolina Charter Academy’s lotteries are run, applicants in a preference category are placed first in random order, and then all other students are placed in random order by a program. However many applicants can be accommodated by the number of empty slots are placed immediately. Those applicants have 10 days to confirm.  Applicants can also confirm by emailing the school to let us know if they are accepting the seat.  If an applicant has siblings entered into lotteries, those siblings move up the waitlist when the applicant is confirmed.

School Email: info@carolinacharter.org

If applicants decline or fail to confirm within the allotted time, they are removed from the roster and the next applicant moves into the vacant spot and will then have 10 days to confirm.


How old must my child be to enroll in Kindergarten?

North Carolina law says that students must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2019, to enroll in Kindergarten. That means the child must be born on or before August 31, 2014.