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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
  •  No paper applications will be accepted.  If you need additional help submitting your student’s application please contact the central office at 336-610-0818

  • All Applications received during the lottery period will be eligible for the Lottery Drawing.  All results will be emailed to recipients through Lotterease, and results can also be viewed by logging into the Lotterease system.

  • Available student slots will be determined by the projected capacity for each grade level.

  • Applications submitted after the lottery closing date 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. Siblings of current students need to submit an applicatio to be considered for enrollment as space becomes available and be granted admission.

  • A child must be 5 years old to 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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