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Admission Policy

ADMISSIONS POLICY(G.S.115C-238.29B(b)(4); G.S. 115C-238.29F(d)(1))

Uwharrie Charter Academy will admit any eligible student under North Carolina law who submits a completed application during the enrollment period, unless the number of applicants exceeds the limit for the program, classes, grade levels, or building capacity. As applications are submitted each one will be reviewed for completeness, age/grade of student, and validation that the parent/guardian has reviewed and accepted the school’s philosophy by way of a conversation with the school’s Director of Operations. In the event that the number of applicants exceeds the maximum, the school will use a lottery system to give all applicants an equal chance for admission. A lottery will not be held if the number of applicants does not transcend the maximum number possible. UCA will give enrollment priority to siblings of currently enrolled students who were admitted in a previous year and to children of the school's principal, teachers, and teacher assistants. Once enrolled, students are not required to reapply in subsequent enrollment periods.

A lottery is meant to provide a fair and equitable way of admitting students to the school when the number of applicants exceeds the class, program, school, or building maximum capacity. Following an application period in which the number of applicants exceeds the maximum allowed, a lottery will be conducted within four weeks of the application deadline.

Admission Process

Application Process for the 2021/2022 School Year
  • NEW AUTOMATED APPLICATION PROCESS TO BEGIN JANUARY 14th , 2020. No paper applications will be accepted.  If you need additional help submitting your student’s application please contact the high school (336-610-0813),  middle school (336-610-0816) or elementary school (336-610-0820) for more information.

  • Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be accepted beginning January 4th 2021.

  • All Applications received between January 4th 2021 and March 22nd, 2021. will be eligible for the Lottery Drawing, March 22st, 2021 2:30 P.M.  All results will be emailed to reciepience through Lotterease, and results can also be viewed by logging into the Lotterease system.

  • Available student slots will be determined by the number of current students planning to return for the 2021-2022 school year.

  • Applications submitted after March 22nd  will be placed at the end of the waiting list after the lottery and will not be part of the lottery process.

  • Siblings of students currently attending Uwharrie Charter Academy are given priority sibling placement for the following year as space becomes available and in new grade levels (K – 5). Siblings of current students need to submit a 2021/2022 application by March 22nd to be considered for enrollment as space becomes available and be granted admission for new grade levels (K-5).

  • A child must be 5 years old on or before August 31 2021 enroll as a Kindergarten Student.

  • If multiple birth siblings apply for admission to a charter school and a lottery is needed under G.S. 115C-238.29F(g)(6), the charter school shall enter one surname into the lottery to represent all of the multiple birth siblings (twins, triplets, etc).  If that surname of the multiple birth siblings is selected, then all of the multiple birth siblings shall be admitted.
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